An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was createdin response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras.
By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, 7e allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of digital and print formats. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options, and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Be able to distinguish the main style eras NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205955231 / ValuePack ISBN-13:9780205955237
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Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who lectures widely on jazz history. He has done field research in Africa, the Carribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, the Instrumentalist, and Jazz Educators Journal. Gridley's Jazz Styles book is America's most widely used introduction to jazz. The Educational Press Association of America gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.