Read the full-text online edition of Jazz: A History (). Tirro, Frank. Jazz: a history / by Frank Tirro. – 2nd ed. p. cm. Discography: Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Jazz-History and criticism. I. Title. Jazz has 34 ratings and 3 reviews. Mike said: This was my textbook from a Jazz History class senior year in college – a CD accompanies it. The fam and I.

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Jazz: A History by Frank Tirro

No trivia or quizzes yet. Account Options Sign in. Tim rated it really liked it Nov 08, Brian rated it liked it Oct 05, Return to Book Page. Writing in a lively, easy style, Tirro examines the complex relationship between jazz and the social environment that both fostered and resisted its development. Lindel rated it liked it May 18, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jazz has inspired the broadest range of academic musical attention, from musicological analysis to jes’-folks “”oral history,”” and this scholarly, well-intentioned study welcomes any and all perspectives without achieving any particular voice, thesis, or energy of its own. Lists with This Book. Be the first to discover new talent!


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Franl its original publication inthis well-balanced and beautifully illustrated book has been accepted as the standard one-volume history of jazz.

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Danny rated it really liked it Apr 08, Histoy Estefan rated it really liked it Oct 15, Refresh and try again. Tirro deals with every major style, trend, and artist, delineating the most important movements, describing their greatest moments, and transmitting his infectious enthusiasm for the genre in both musical and analytical terms.

Still, the eclectic evenhandedness here is a welcome change from the ivory soundchamber of many jazz purists, and profuse references to available recordings especially the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz should make it easy for the zealous reader to listen as Tirro lectures. Hundreds of additional recordings hitory meticulously cited, and a selective discography catches up on recently issued compact discs.

Alicia rated it it was ok Jan 15, Published May 1st by W. Jesse rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Now in recognition of the many new developments in jazz over the last two decades, author Frank Tirro has expanded the text to cover the most recent jazz styles and to treat such latter-day giants as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Wynton Marsalis. He has also revised the entire volume to incorporate the welter of recent jazz research and new insights into the field.


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Amie rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The text is keyed to a compact disc containing twenty representative pieces that illustrate major trends in jazz jszz the ages. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Want to Read saving….