The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 609
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ISBN-10 : 9780190087203
ISBN-13 : 019008720X
Rating : 4/5 (20X Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Jazz Standards by : Ted Gioia

Download or read book The Jazz Standards written by Ted Gioia and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-18 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's acclaimed compendium of jazz standards, featuring 15 additional selections, hundreds of additional recommended tracks, and enhancements and additions on almost every page. Since the first edition of The Jazz Standards was published in 2012, author Ted Gioia has received almost non-stop feedback and suggestions from the passionate global community of jazz enthusiasts and performers requesting crucial additions and corrections to the book. In this second edition, Gioia expands the scope of the book to include more songs, and features new recordings by rising contemporary artists. The Jazz Standards is an essential comprehensive guide to some of the most important jazz compositions, telling the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and providing a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The fan who wants to know more about a tune heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night will find it to be a handy guide, as it outlines the standards' history and significance and tells how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards will find it to be a go-to reference work for these cornerstones of the repertoire. This book is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form.

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