Started by mn dave, July 16, 2008, 06:10:33 AM
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Quote from: toledobass on July 16, 2008, 09:34:39 AMHow bout the Schuller book Early Jazz.Allan
Quote from: Apollo on July 17, 2008, 06:30:34 AMA real hot topic. I ordered the book, Allan. Thanks, again.
Quote from: toledobass on July 17, 2008, 07:10:32 AMhehe, no problem. I think you'll enjoy it. It can get kind of tedious. It is much more fun if you are able to listen to the musical examples he references. lemme know what you think when you start diggin in.Allan
Quote from: toledobass on July 17, 2008, 07:38:59 AMHmmm.....it's hard to explain. It's kind of like a musicology approach, I guess. In that specific timeline it goes through how the music evolved, what makes up the defining characteristics of the music, who the innovators were and why. etc....all of that stuff with musical examples for additional support.I think in the back of the book is an appendix with the albums of where the musical examples can be found. I could be wrong though. I didn't own many of the albums, but I remember that it wasn't too hard to track down the specific examples, and that was before the ease of the internet.Allan
Quote from: SonicMan on July 17, 2008, 11:36:43 AMNow if you want album/CD recommendations, many jazz books just don't give a good 'mix' of history & specific suggestions for recordings. I've used the All Music Guide to Jazz for years - now in its 4th edition (and needing an update!) - I like it, but others have not; the Penguin Guide is also not bad, and there are plenty of other books that concentrate on recommendations (but, of course, don't do much w/ history).
QuoteAlso, check out the All Music Web Site for jazz - you can explore jazz by era and/or artists - under the artists selections, the discography section will often include numerous album/CD ratings (of course, from their pages).
QuoteGood luck in your search - and hope others will offer comments - not sure that I've bought a jazz book in a half dozen years or more, but will check tonight @ home! Dave
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 28, 2010, 08:52:00 AMHas no one else taken an interest in this one? JazzGary Giddins & Scott DeVeauxFor only one likeable thing about this book: No subtitle. It's just Jazz.
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