Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (The History of Jazz) Revised ed. Edition

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ISBN-10: 0195040430
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"Here, at last, is the definitive work...written in the best intellectual tradition. It is clear, thorough, objective, sophisticated and original. A remarkable book by any standard, it is unparalleled in the literature of jazz."--Frank Conroy,
The New York Times Book Review


"A remarkable breakthrough in
musical analysis of jazz. I emphasize musical because that's the element of jazz least often written about with this degree of skill and clarity."--Nat Hentoff


"A superb job, in its thorough scholarship, its critical perception, and its love and respect for its subject. All future commentary on jazz--indeed on American music--should be indebted to Schuller's work."--Martin Williams


"The best informed and most thorough work of jazz criticism thus far...It is just what we who began to love jazz thirty-five years ago wanted but could never find." --Hudson Review


"Jazz...has inspired an enormous literature. The writer always mentioned first among buffs and scholars in Gunther Schuller; his Early Jazz...is a basic book." --Wilson Quarterly


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Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz. it is the first of three volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, taking us from its beginnings as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930's.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (June 19, 1986)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0195040430
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0195040432
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.09 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.04 x 0.82 x 5.44 inches
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