Bought this as a gift for a jazz guitarist. Very handy historical reference and good source of anecdotes to provide context for performances.Published 20 days ago by D.C.
This was a gift for my musician husband, and he finds it outstanding--just reading for pleasure or for background of a tune he's interested in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by esther jones
Very disappointed. This could be a great musical reference volume, but I unknowingly purchased the so-called Kindle version...which it is not. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Henry
a truly good book about the musicians and what the songs and the meat of the matter the songs truly meant
and how it came to be
and its place beyond. Read more
a reference book- but a lot more- lively , opinionated and very seldom dull- ted gioia has written a 1st class music book dealing with Americas great art form-JAZZ- a music that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by robert lewis mitchell
Such a great idea for a book! Why no one has ever before thought to fill up a book with the stories behind some of the best songs ever written is a mystery, but I'm glad no one did... Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. David English
I'm a sucker for this kind of book -- a kind of encyclopedia, really, that invites you to dip in wherever you want to. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stanley Crowe
As a singer myself I love books like this that give the history of the songs as well.Published 9 months ago by Reginald Eugene Wright Jr.