The History of Jazz, Second Edition

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cisco on 05-12-18

Excellent

The book is very good but I wish it had musical clips. I suppose the royalty payments make that too expensive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 03-30-18

Just awesome

Would you listen to The History of Jazz, Second Edition again? Why?

Yes excellent reference to have in your Library. I will be buying the hard copy as well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The History of Jazz, Second Edition?

Louis Armstrong historical impact .

What about Bob Souer’s performance did you like?

just fine , Perfect.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

awestruck with the details of hardships.

Any additional comments?

A great reference for any Jazz enthusiast.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Armando Nunez Portillo on 11-15-17

Seminal jazz history work

Excellent survey of jazz history. No wonder why this book has become a standard at university jazz history programs. This edition is updated with many names and trends that make the book much more relevant today. The audible edition is great too. The reader speaks in a very clear way, which is specially important for us non-native English speakers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew R. Pray on 03-01-16

Excellent Book!

Great for anyone interested. Narrator is monotone but does a good job otherwise. Well worth the price!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Dennis H Gigoux on 07-16-18

Jazz 101 and 102 and........

Excellent history chock full of technical information; construction, techniques, mechanics as well as the founders, inovators. Dixieland, swing, bebop, fusion, improvizational and all points in between and beyond
Listeners should have seperate pc, epad, etc. to look up artist listen to u-tube to keep up with narrative.

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2 out of 5 stars
By David M on 04-16-18

An audible Jazz story

This should not exist without jazz clips as examples of the reading. It was good, but could have been great.

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