Author : Dirk Sutro
"""Description:Includes a list of more than 100 recordings for your jazz collectionThe fun and easy way to explore the world of jazzJazz is America's greatest music, but with over a century's worth of styles and artists, where do you begin? Relax! This hep cat's guide delivers the scoop on the masters and their music -- from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It's just what you need to tune in to the history and musical structure of jazz and become a more savvy listener.Discover how to* Understand the traits and roots of jazz* Tune in to jazz styles, from big band to bebop* Listen to great jazz artists* Catch a live jazz performance* Succeed in a jazz ensemblePraise for Jazz For Dummies""Now you can finally know about one of . . . America's greatest contributions to world culture.""--Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter""Fun to read. . . . An important stepping stone to understanding this complex and profound music.""--James Moody, jazz saxophonist""Dirk Sutro is madly in love with jazz and . . . he knows what he's talking about.""--""Chubby"" Jackson, jazz bassist"""