The history of jazz second edition ted gioia a well written widely researched enjoyable read for both fans and scholars of jazz features descriptions of all the important players and places in jazz history. Ted gioias 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. Ted gioias the history of jazz is an illustrious expansive book boasting academic clout but perhaps falling down on the side of the overly neat finger clicking connoisseur any attempt to formally mimic its distinctive rhythms is usually doomed to the ignominious failure of word soup excepting certain kinds of poetry. Ted gioia is a musician author and leading jazz critic and expert on american music the first edition of his the history of jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in the washington post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in the new york times. Ted gioias the history of jazz is the work of a noted jazz scholar and performer but is just as plainly aimed at a general audience anyone looking for a balanced well written popular history of jazz will certainly find it both readable and reliable nor should more experienced
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