30-Second Jazz

The 50 Crucial Concepts, Styles, and Performers, each Explained in Half a Minute

30-Second Jazz The 50 Crucial Concepts, Styles, and Performers, each Explained in Half a Minute
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782403098
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: 30 Second
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For its initiates, jazz is instinctive and engaging the way that popular music should be. For non-aficionados, it can be slippery and difficult to grasp: without familiar forms or a hard-and-fast format, and largely ruled by improvisation, jazz leaves the novice baffled, not sure how to listen, and asking how is it that they know what to play? 30-Second Jazz explains, in easy, short riffs that keep you engaged, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to todays global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style, and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon and at what might be expected next from this most diverse of musical forms.

The author

Editor Dave Gelly, born in the swing era, has written extensively on the subject of jazz. A former member of the New Jazz Orchestra, directed by Neil Ardley, he has co-led his own quartets and quintets, featuring Frank Ricotti, Jeff Scott and Barbara Thompson. He joined the Observer in 1974 and has written regularly for them ever since.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782403098
Illustrations: 60 illustrations
Size: 7.087 in x 9.055 in / 180 mm x 230 mm
Published:

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