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  • The History of Jazz, Second Edition | Ted Gioia

    The History of Jazz, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ted Gioia
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic - acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history.

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  • The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire | Ted Gioia

    The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ted Gioia
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God Bless the Child," "How High the Moon," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gioia includes Broadway show tunes written by such greats as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and classics by such famed jazz musicians as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane.

    Patrick says: "Great info, but not ideal in audio format"
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