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092    781.65117|bGIO 
100 1  Gioia, Ted. 
245 10 How to listen to jazz /|cTed Gioia. 
264  1 New York :|bBasic Books, a member of the Perseus Books 
       Group,|c[2016] 
300    xiv, 253 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and 
       index. 
520    Jazz is the great American art form, its very essence is 
       predicated on freedom and creativity. Its sound 
       unequivocally calls forth narratives of past struggles and
       future dreams. Yet jazz can be as inscrutable as it is 
       mesmerizing, especially to outsiders who don’t know what 
       to make of improvisation or unexpected shifts in melody or
       tempo. How does a casual listener learn to understand and 
       appreciate the nuances between the unapologetic and 
       innovative sounds of Louis Armstrong, the complexity of 
       Coleman Hawkin’s saxophone, and the exotic and alluring 
       compositions of Duke Ellington? How does Thelonius Monk 
       fit in alongside Benny Goodman and John Coltrane?  In How 
       to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia 
       presents a lively, accessible introduction to the art of 
       listening to jazz. Covering everything from the music’s 
       structure and history to the basic building blocks of 
       improvisation, Gioia shows exactly what to listen for in a
       jazz performance. He shares listening strategies that will
       help readers understand and appreciate jazz for the rest 
       of their lives, and provides a history of the major 
       movements in jazz right up to the present day. He 
       concludes with a guide to 150 elite musicians who are 
       setting the tone for 21st century jazz.  Both an 
       appreciation and an introduction 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 the world of music.  
650  0 Jazz|xAnalysis, appreciation. 
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