This informative introduction to jazz follows the development and the personalities of this uniquely American music form. It explores all of the elements that combine to create jazz and takes an in-depth look at many of the first jazz musicians from Scott Joplin to Jelly Roll Morton. Includes "The Essential Recordings for Beginners", a selected discography of jazz recordings.

Jazz for Beginners 1995, Writers & Readers Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780863161650

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