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Paperback The Story of Jazz Book

ISBN: 0195012690

ISBN13: 9780195012699

The Story of Jazz

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Beginning with the African musical heritage and its fusion with European forms in the New World, Marshall Stearns's history of jazz guides the reader through work songs, spirituls, ragtime, and the blues, to the birth of jazz in New Orleans and its adoption by St Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York. From swing and bop to the early days of rock, this lively book introduces us to the great musicians and singers and examines jazz's cultural effects...

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the best book on jazz ever written

an scholar approach full of wisdom and wit very, very insightful and entertaining one of the few real serious investigations

A classic!

Dr. Stearns's book still stands as a good source and has many clever insights. But Collier's "The Making of Jazz" clearly surpassed this book as the best history of Jazz.
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