The History of Jazz-Book by Ted Gioia

Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world, and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans. From the seed first planted by slave dances held in Congo Square and nurtured by early ensembles led by Buddy Bolden and Joe “King” Oliver, jazz began its long, winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms – swing, bebob, cook jazz, jazz-rock fusion – and a thousand great musicians. Now, in “The History of Jazz, ” Ted Gioia tells the story of this music as it has never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which jazz evolved. If you would like to read the first chapter of this book click here and open the preview button.-Enjoy!

Now that you have “the big picture” of the history of may I present to you the method I have developed as I have traveled the jazz journey? If so, then simply click inside the Learning Lab to learn Thom’s Method.

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