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Jazz: Essential Listening + Digital Product License Key Folder with Total Access Registration Card, 2nd Edition

  • Scott DeVeaux
  • Gary Giddins
  • ISBN-10: 0393668339
  • ISBN-13: 9780393668339
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

The Essentials edition of the No. 1 jazz text, now with Total Access

Now with streaming audio for every track, this text provides everything students need for listening to, understanding, and loving jazz. Written by two master storytellers, the book combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior media package to reveal the excitement of America’s quintessential music.


  • DEVEAUX AND GIDDINS EXPLORE BROAD CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS An established jazz scholar and a leading jazz journalist combine to form a unique voice. Their backgrounds allow them to situate the music within the broader context of American culture and politics. Students see that the evolution of the music is inseparable from the issues that shape us as Americans.

  • THE RICHEST MEDIA TO REFLECT THIS LIVELIEST ART With Jazz: Essential Listening, Norton provides access to a wealth of resources that no other text can match. These resources will help students understand and experience the thrill of the music as jazz musicians do, while teachers get access to the tools needed to make teaching the course effective and efficient.

Table of Contents


PART I: EARLY JAZZ (1900−1930)
Chapter 1: The Roots of Jazz
Chapter 2: New Orleans
Chapter 3: New York in the 1920s
Chapter 4: Louis Armstrong and the First Great Soloists

Chapter 5: Swing Bands
Chapter 6: Count Basie and Duke Ellington
Chapter 7: A World of Soloists

Chapter 8: Bebop
Chapter 9: The 1950s: Cool Jazz and Hard Bop
Chapter 10: Jazz Composition in the 1950s
Chapter 11: Modality: Miles Davis and John Coltrane

Chapter 12: The Avant-Garde
Chapter 13: Fusion
Chapter 14: Historicism: Jazz on Jazz
Chapter 15: Jazz Today

New to this edition

  • THE RICH STORY OF JAZZ TOLD THROUGH ESSENTIAL MASTERWORKS A compelling narrative weaves history, context, and personalities together into a vivid story of this quintessentially American music. The Second Essentials Edition is streamlined and reorganized around 47 carefully selected jazz recordings to cast this story in even sharper relief.
  • BRIEF, FOCUSED COVERAGE ENGAGES DIRECTLY WITH THE MUSIC Covering a little over half the repertory featured inthe full version, the Essentials edition focuses on the must-know players and composers and their works. Vivid narrative provides context for streamlined in-text Listening Guides that zero in on major musical details.