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Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

Tommy Flanagan Standards and Practices Scott rated it really liked it Feb 13, Web Resources Gary Giddins’ Site. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Here are Giddins’ selections and responses to each. Published October 26th by W.

As Giddins acknowledges, hardly anyone likes every style of jazz; tastes change and hopefully expand over time.


This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion. Dave Burrell Brotherly Love Jazzby Giddins and scholar Scott DeVeaux, is a new guide for novice listeners and longtime fans alike.

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A Traditional Music Writing with the grace and wit that have endeared his prose to Village Voice readers for decades, Giddins also widens the scope of jazz to include such crucial American musicians as Irving Berlin, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, all primarily pop performers who are often dismissed by fans and critics as mere derivatives of the true jazz idiom. Beyond the descriptions and definitions of what jazz is, who its major players are, and how it came to be and adapt in relation to American history, Jazz provides readers with an opportunity to become active listeners.

Coleman Hawkins Patriarch Chick Webb King of the Savoy At the end of our interview, I asked him to select five songs from the book’s selected jazz recordings. The story tiddins jazz for the general reader as it has never been told before, from the inside out: Billie Holiday Lady of Pain It’s a performance of a lifetime.


Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. Duke Ellington Part 2: Thelonious Monk Rhythm-a-ning The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story.

Jazz – Gary Giddins, Scott Knowles DeVeaux – Google Books

Modern Moves Danielle Robinson. And he devotes an entire quarter of this landmark volume to young, still-active jazz artists, glddins expanding the horizons of jazz–and charting and exploring the music’s influences as no other book has done.

Budd Johnson Chameleon Where Burn’s book wins is there is more emotional involvement but because of ggary emotion it is less concise and Burns plays favorites.

Chico O’Farrill North of the Border Joe Henderson Tributes This splendid critical history is classic Giddins: Charlie Parker Flying Home The Poker Game