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Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context. Designed to introduce the novice to jazz, Experiencing Jazz describes the elements of music, and the characteristics and roles of different instruments. Prominent artists and styles from the roots of jazz to present day are relayed in a story-telling prose. This new edition features expanded coverage of women in jazz, the rise of jazz as a world music, the influence of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, and streaming audio.
The media-rich companion website presents a comprehensive streaming audio library of key jazz recordings by leading artists integrated with interactive listening guides. Illustrated musical concepts with web-based tutorials and audio interviews of prominent musicians acquaint new listeners to the sounds, styles, and figures of jazz.
The complete course comprises the textbook and Online Access to Music token, which are available to purchase separately. The textbook and Online Access to Music Token can also be purchased together in the Experiencing Jazz Book and Online Access to Music Pack.
Book and Online Access to Music Pack: 978-0-415-65935-2 (Paperback and Online Access to Music)
Book Only: 978-0-415-69960-0 (please note this does not include the Online Access to Music)
Online Access to Music Token: 978-0-415-83735-4 (please note this does not include the textbook)
eBook and Online Access to Music Pack: 978-0-203-37981-3 (available from the Taylor & Francis eBookstore)
ebook: 978-0-203-37985-1 (please note this does not include the audio and is available from the Taylor & Francis eBookstore)
Part 1. Understanding Jazz 1. The Nature of Jazz 2. The Elements of Music in Jazz 3. Listening to Jazz 4. The Roots of Jazz Part 2. Classic Jazz 5. Jazz Takes Root 6. The Jazz Age: From Chicago to New York 7. The Swing Era: Jazz at Its Peak 8. Swinging Across the Country: The Bands, Singers & Pianists Part 3. Modern Jazz 9. The Bebop Revolution 10. The Fifties and Early Sixties Cool, Intellectual and Abstract Jazz Part 4. Post-Modern Jazz 11. Tradition Meets the Avant-Garde: Moderns and Early Post-Moderns Coexist 12. Miles and Miles of Miles: Miles Davis and His Sidemen 13. The Electric 1970s and 1980s 14. The Unplugged, Eclectic 1970s and 1980s 15. Jazz for a New Century