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The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century by [Joachim-Ernst Berendt]

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The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century Kindle Edition

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Length: 770 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


“Absolutely superb, probably the best organized book on jazz that I have ever read. Invaluable for reference and truly scholarly as well as entertaining.”  —John Hammond, legendary record producer, Columbia Records

“The largest selling jazz history ever . . . Berendt thoroughly covers styles and musicians along with blues, harmony, melody, and other elements of jazz, instruments, vocalists, big bands, and combos.”  —Booklist

“A marvelously erudite yet readable encyclopedia of jazz . . . It could serve as a good introduction for someone just getting interested in the music. And it could also satisfy the omnivorous taste of even the oldest aficionado . . . A worthy addition to anyone’s music library.”  —Hartford Courant

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1922–2000) was an internationally known authority on jazz and the author of more than 20 books. His Jazz Book was first published in 1952 and has been translated into many languages. Günther Huesmann studied musicology, film and television, and pedagogy; a festival organizer and writer for jazz radio shows, he was responsible for the previous revision of The Jazz Book.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : August 1, 2009
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 770 pages
  • File Size : 3737 KB
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press; 7th Edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • ASIN : B00E78NLBQ
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 19 ratings