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Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John F. Szwed

Narrated By: Grover Gardner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2003

Duration: 8 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed's complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and recommended listening, plus appendixes on jazz singers, record guides, and more. Infinitely readable and highly entertaining, Jazz 101 is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz.

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Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

by John F. Szwed

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