Regular price: $34.94
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $34.94
Any additional comments?
While this book offers interesting insight and info on the origins of the Great American Songbook, the format presents the information in alphabetical order, a great format for thumbing through as with a reference book, but not so good as an entertaining listen. It's like hearing the dictionary or encyclopedia read to you page by page. I'm an an avid fan of jazz and a 10 year fan of audible, but this is a tough audio book to "enjoy" as I usually do. I just want listeners to be prepared for the unconventional structure. I thought it was going to follow a more anecdotal or story-like format based on different periods of jazz history. For that kind of audio, I highly recommend the Great American Music lecture series.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This audiobook could be worth much more if the chapters were actually tune names (or perhaps the alphabet, with song names as sub-chapters).
It would be absolutely PRICELESS if it also linked to / contained the actual recordings the author is referring to!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful