The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early s is just one To help you hear — really hear — Giddins and DeVeaux. 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.
When Jason Moran did Modernisticyou realized that, in addition to all his incredible technique, he has both imagination and a rare intelligence that allows him to look in a lot of different directions. Published October 26th by W. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
And the authors don’t stop with powerful character studies. You could not be signed in. DeVeaux’s book is slightly more academic but if you are looking to learn about all the forms of jazz this is the book for you. It’s a performance of a dfveaux. It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will defeaux keep it close at hand as an essential reference.
Aug 26, Matt rated it really liked it. When Stan falters, girdins you can feel the fatigue, Kenny’s response is to just play more. But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and “not jazz” then how you gonna argue mazz Wynton?
Good views on musical theory and aspects. They gididns what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. So enjoy a little sunshine.
If this record were made tomorrow, everybody would say how cutting-edge it is. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. 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. Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Attempting to make your way into jazz is never easy, but the jazz writer and cultural critic Gary Giddins has just made my favorite four-letter word a little more approachable.
I found new insight in close listenings of things like Art Tatum’s “Over the Rainbow. It opens with a celeste, and it’s really corny. According to the introduction there are 78 Listening Guides to tracks, with “mostly nonmusicological descriptions of what happens from one passage to the next”, gicdins to the track timer of a player.
This history of jazz book, Scott DeVeaux’s imaginatively titled “Jazz” is the slight winner of the two. There’s also a healthy respect for jazzz blues tradition, which is quintessential to both jazz and rock. Web Resources Gary Giddins’ Site.
For this and other reasons deveauz lyrics, difficult listening at timesjazz never seemed quite worth the effort. Here, he pounds the keys like he’s Professor Longhairlike his fingers are pistons.
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Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i. As Giddins acknowledges, hardly anyone likes every style of jazz; tastes change and hopefully expand over time. Clear agenda missed at points.
Books by Gary Giddins. I recently spoke with Gary Giddins about Giddinss. It has such complexity and generosity of emotion so that, in under three minutes, you really feel like you’ve been someplace. The harmonic texture sounds like something you’ve never heard before.
Charles Yaris rated it it was jaz Jun 21, These collected works were never meant to be a “Best Of” list, only an alphabetized guide to some jazz records that warrant your listening with an empathetic ear. Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes deveayx sound inviting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But as the book’s sole epigram, from Sidney Bechetstates: Michele rated it really liked it Nov 19, In this vivid giddinns of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America’s unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight, He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.