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How to Listen to Jazz (Hardcover)

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"Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." --The Economist
In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively 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. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.

About the Author

Ted Gioia is a jazz pianist and an award-winning music historian. The author of ten books, Gioia is currently a columnist for the Daily Beast.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465060894
ISBN-10: 0465060897
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English
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