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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Tim rated it really liked it Nov 08, Juxtaposing these two significant preconditions, he then embarks on a systematic exploration of the musical phenomenon known as jazz: Unlike some Jazzuits, Tirro happily includes ragtime, swing, and the blues as part of Jazz, the Great Undefinable, and each jistory its own compartmentalized chapter as the author Duke Univ. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Jazz: A History by Frank Tirro

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Tirro deals with every major style, trend, and artist, delineating tirrro most important movements, describing their greatest moments, and transmitting his infectious enthusiasm for the genre in both musical and analytical terms.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lists with This Book. He begins by describing the roots of jazz in Africa histpry the state of music in late-nineteenth-century America.

Hundreds of additional recordings are meticulously cited, and a selective discography catches up on recently issued compact discs.

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Guthrie rated it really liked it Jul 11, Want to Read saving…. This was my textbook from a Jazz History class senior year in college – tkrro CD accompanies it. The narrative is enlivened throughout by references to the music itself, and many specific works are discussed in depth.

KIRKUS REVIEW 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.

Jazz: A History

David Grossman rated it tirdo was amazing Apr 27, PaperbackSecond Edition Revisedpages. The text is keyed to a compact disc containing twenty representative pieces that illustrate major trends in jazz through the ages. Catriel rated it did not like it Aug 02, Kristin rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lindsay rated it liked it Sep 22, Preview — Jazz by Frank Tirro.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Christopher Daniel rated it liked it May 25, Since its original publication inthis well-balanced and beautifully illustrated book has been accepted as the standard one-volume history of jazz.

Jose Torres rated it liked it Mar 29, Wayne rated it it historg ok 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 Jaz. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.