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The "History of Jazz" is a very well written survey of a very extensive subject. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on the subject of jazz (or at least, certain periods and... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Kenny of LA
If you are interested in the history of Jazz this one is for you. It is written really well and keeping my attention at every moment. Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by Marcel Vogel
I would highly recommend this book to all Jazz lovers and those who want to learn.Published on September 26, 2010 by Wendy Silva
Very interesting study of the origin and history of jazz.
Confirms our debt to Black music in America. What an
incredible contribution to our culture!
This book seems to be a thorough tale through the south east of playing seemingly non-sensical patterns to the current popular view of Jazz as it is played today, in verious forms. Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Amanda Coleman
When I was in college as a music major I took Jazz History. We used another of Ted Gioia's texts on West Coast Jazz as part of the required reading. Read morePublished on June 30, 2009 by D. Smith
I have read practically every jazz history book that was published in the past 50 years. Some, such as the seminal "Blues People", do a great job of exposing the socio - political... Read morePublished on May 10, 2009 by nadav haber
I have listened to jazz for over 30 years. I thought I knew the history of jazz quite well, but was throroughly impressed with the careful attention to detail in Gioia's book. Read morePublished on January 31, 2009 by From North Dakota