What Jazz Is

What Jazz Is

An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to Jazz

Book - 1997
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"From the unique perspective of a professional jazz pianist, King explores the basic elements and language of jazz. He explains each instrument's role in locking in the tempo, establishing the harmony, and stating the melody, and he reveals the order and logic behind the seeming randomness of improvisation. Along the way, he celebrates the distinctive playing styles of such classic jazz artists as Art Blakey, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk, as well as his contemporaries, such as Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, and Joshua Redman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Walker and Co., 1997
ISBN: 9780802713285
0802713289
Branch Call Number: 781.65 KING
Characteristics: xiv, 162 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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