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    • Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    • By: Bill Messenger, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bill Messenger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America's great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation. Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction, but serious omissions.

    • By MidwestGeek on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    • By: Bill Messenger, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bill Messenger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin. Cole Porter. Lerner and Loewe. For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, great songs open the floodgates to memories and feelings. Perhaps nowhere is this more profound than in the world of Broadway musicals, with their iconic melodies and memorable lyrics.Revisit the standards, originally written for the stage, that have both delighted and helped mend the broken hearts of Americans for decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than just a lesson on Musical Theatre!!!

    • By Joshua on 10-13-13

    Regular price: $34.95