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    • The History of Jazz, Second Edition

    • By: Ted Gioia
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Music should accompany text

    • By Bleep on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • How to Listen to Jazz

    • By: Ted Gioia
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for a jazz newbie

    • By James P. Monast on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Jazz Standards

    • A Guide to the Repertoire
    • By: Ted Gioia
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great info, but not ideal in audio format

    • By Patrick on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $34.94