Paul O.W. Tanner,
University of California---Los Angeles David W. Megill,
MiraCosta College Maurice Gerow,
University of California---Los Angeles
ISBN: 007297642x Copyright year: 2005
Jazz Listening Software: Listening guide software is available as a free download from the book's companion website. The software offers real-time listening guides that help students navigate through the pieces on the Jazz optional CD set.
"Witness to Jazz": A series of essays featuring the images of renowned photographer William Gottlieb gives students a sense of the jazz experience by conveying personal anecdotes about musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, and Louis Armstrong.
"Profiles in Jazz": These biographical sketches highlight important figures from the jazz community of yesterday and today.
"Vamping": interesting asides interspersed throughout the text that add color to the presentation and enhance student understanding of the world of jazz.
Effective Learning Aids: a summary and suggestions for further listening as well as additional reading conclude each chapter.
Accessibility: Key terms and fundamentals are called out and discussed throughout, and listening guides included offer extensive detail to help novice listeners.
Listening-Based Approach: Designed primarily for students outside the music major, the text pays specific attention the point of view of a listener, instead of that of historians or performers.