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Jazz, 10/e

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

Feature Summary

  • 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.
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