Mark C. Gridley is the author of Jazz Styles: History and Analysis, America’s most widely used introduction to jazz. It emerged from the History and Styles of Jazz course that he had developed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Jazz Styles has been required for jazz history classes in more than 400 colleges and universities.
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Pearson, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-205-93700-4 ISBN-10: 0-205-93700-4 1. Jazz-History and criticism. Book Alone A La Carte version CourseSmart. Jazz Classics 2CD set for Concise Guide to Jazz 7E. Demonstration CD Listening to Jazz DVD by Steve Gryb. The Concise Guide to Jazz originated because both professors and students asked for an introduction to jazz that was as clear and accurate as Jazz Styles but without as much detail. Many professors also said they wanted a book that was easy to complete in one semester.
Concise guide to jazz. Concise guide to jazz. by. Gridley, Mark . 1947-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. t on September 28, 2011.
Written by an active jazz musician and jazz historian, this brief introduction examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 49 historically significant jazz musicians.
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The book’s supplemental media are many and varied. The primary audio supplement is the Jazz Classics two-compact-disc anthology of performances which are discussed and analyzed in the text. The Prentice Hall Jazz Collection compact disc contains more recorded performances, some of which are cited in the book (but not analyzed). In addition, there is the Listening to Jazz Demonstration compact disc.
Select Format: Hardcover. com User, January 14, 2009. I bought the book used, with CDs, and it turned out to be the best guide to understanding jazz I've read.
Mark C Gridley, Gridley. This book is for courses in jazz history, intro to jazz, evolution of jazz, jazz appreciation, or "Jazz in America.