How to Listen to Jazz

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An acclaimed music scholar, Ted Gioia, presents an introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation from Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis. How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand and better appreciate America's greatest contribution to music.
                                                                                                        Softcover, 272 pages