Jazz, 13th Edition, offers a comprehensive study of the history and cultural development of this rich and powerful musical world. Students will enhance their musical experience further by studying the historical roots of the jazz culture in America, and following its development over time to more modern influences. This text follows the historical arc jazz takes from its early stirrings to the mature art form it ultimately becomes. It focuses on the uniquely American blending of the African American oral tradition and the literate compositional tradition typical of Western Europe.
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2. Jazz Heritages
3. The Blues
4. Piano Styles: Ragtime to Boogie-Woogie
5. Early New Orleans and Chicago Style Jazz
7. Duke Ellington
9. Cool/Third Stream
10. Miles Davis
11. Hard Bop, Funky, Gospel Jazz
12. John Coltrane
13. Free Form, Avant-Garde
14. Jazz/Rock Fusion
15. Contemporary Trends: A Maturing Art Form
Appendix A: Listening Suggestions
Appendix B: Notational Examples