The Jazz Book



    The Jazz Book

    From Ragtime to the 21st Century

    Joachim-Ernst Berendt; Gunther Huesmann

    Lawrence Hill 2009

    Hardback 788pp

    9781556528200   Product Code: 23975

    Emerging from ragtime in a melding of European and African musical traditions, jazz evolved during the 20th century from relatively simple musical forms to some of the most complex and esoteric. This classic reference work, here in an expanded seventh edition, describes its development in well-organized sections exploring the different styles; the leading musicians and composers; jazz instruments and their famous exponents; band combinations from small ensembles to big bands; and the musical elements of jazz: harmony, melody and rhythm.

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