In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the . Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry. JAZZ Scott Deveaux and Gary Giddins _e19_p indd 11/24/08 PM JAZZ i 11/24/ The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of.

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I also like the way in which the authors examine the relationship between the jazz world and its external musical and sccott influences. Co-writer Gary Giddins appeared in the Ken Burns Jazz series, but for my money this book gives a more balanced treatment giving a fair coverage of music beyond the 60s.

Jazz by Gary Giddins and Scott Deveaux – book review

Takes jazz knowledge and appreciation to the next level. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

Jazzan encyclopedic undertaking co-written with jazz historian Scott DeVeaux, falls into the second. Scott rated it really liked it Feb 13, No eBook available Amazon.

There was actually MORE very interesting music happening in jazz post ‘ Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this gafy misunderstood of American art forms. In retrospect, this may not have been such a good thing. It is more adversity than any rock star can even imagine enduring. Their first chapter deals with timbre, rhythm, meter, melody, scales, harmony, texture, “licks,” “riffs,” motives and modes, and also explains the way musical instruments fiddins be modified to make sounds they were not originally meant to produce.


Review: Jazz, by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux

Enjoyed this comprehensive but thoroughly readable history of jazz music. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books.

In all a comprehensive acott of the art, with audio examples. And the authors don’t stop with powerful character studies.

Jan 24, Frank rated it it was amazing. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

Matt giddind it really liked it Jan 13, Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, Some twenty years on, we read about the effect that rock’n’roll and ‘the new barbarians’ — Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and a little later the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – had on the music industry which jazz had previously regarded as its own. This excellent book, which not only addresses musical theory but provides insight into the history of the art as well, deveax serve the general reader but can also be used to stimulate discussion groups and jazz workshops.

Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i.

From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avantgarde to the radical diversity of today’s artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics. Cart Support Signed in as: Hey guess what Ken Burns? The history of jazz is in many ways the history of man’s triumph over adversity, or more accurately, the black man’ – and woman’s – triumph over adversity.


Review: Jazz, by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux – The Globe and Mail

David rated it really liked it Mar 04, Giddins and DeVeaux are critics in the purest sense of the word, in that they are not afraid to make judgments about the quality of this or that performance, or even of this or that career. Article text size A. Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, yet written in an entertaining and enjoyable narrative style, this is truly a book for jazz lovers of all backgrounds. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up.

There are even some laudatory comments about landmark rock albums. Which makes it more of a project than a book, so I’m psyched to get to it sometime when I have a month of Sundays to kill. Jazz by Gary Giddins and Scott Deveaux.

Best jazz devaeux I’ve found. Ditto most musicians’ lives.