Barry Kernfeld provides an introduction to jazz, discussing its musical concepts, procedures and styles, providing the background to this musical art. The book is organized around 21 historical jazz recordings - from the New Orleans Rhythm Kings' Tin Roof Blues (1923) to Ornette Coleman's Honeymooners (1987) - that are analyzed in the text and included in a free compact disc that accompanies the book.

What to Listen for in Jazz 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300059021