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Jazz: The American Theme Song Hardcover – 31 Jan 1995

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  • Hardcover: 335 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc (31 Jan. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195079434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195079432
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,034,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'the author's research and scholarship cannot be faulted ... A clear, perceptive and well argued critique and a most useful addition to the fast growing library of jazz reference works.'Stan Woolley, Daily Post

'Commendably fresh consideration of some of the defining elements of jazz, buth cultural and musical. Absorbing.'Q

unquestionably the most thought-provoking book ever written on jazz ... Abrasive, controversial, irritating, yet often entertaining, this book should be on every jazz lover's bookshelf. (Stuart Nicholson, BBC Music) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

About the Author: James Lincoln Collier is the author of over fifty books. He has won a Newbery Honors Medal, a Christopher Medal, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. His books on music include biographies of jazz greats Armstrong, Ellington, and Goodman, and his articles on music appear regularly in many leading publications. Collier has worked as a jazz musician around New York for many years, and has played with groups in a dozen nations around the world.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Sept. 1996
Format: Hardcover
In what he calls a number of assays but what reads as a complete book Collier debunks a number of popular myths and shines a new light into some dark corners.

Among the myths are the fact that timing in Jazz is rigid (it ain't), blacks are the originators (a case is made that the black creoles were much more important) of Jazz and critics know what they are talking about (it seems they frequently don't).

The final chapter is typical of the whole book. In it Collier describes the importance of the local amateur and semi-pro players to Jazz and argues that Jazz wouldn't be abe to exsist without these dedicated people, a fact which is frequently overlooked by almost everybody.

This book definately isn't the be all and end all of Jazz studies, it is on the whole to superficial and fails to deal with any of the music except in passing, but it definately makes one think about some long held beliefs and popular 'myths' in Jazz.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A must read for anyone interested in Jazz 16 Sept. 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In what he calls a number of assays but what reads as a complete book Collier debunks a number of popular myths and shines a new light into some dark corners.

Among the myths are the fact that timing in Jazz is rigid (it ain't), blacks are the originators (a case is made that the black creoles were much more important) of Jazz and critics know what they are talking about (it seems they frequently don't).

The final chapter is typical of the whole book. In it Collier describes the importance of the local amateur and semi-pro players to Jazz and argues that Jazz wouldn't be abe to exsist without these dedicated people, a fact which is frequently overlooked by almost everybody.

This book definately isn't the be all and end all of Jazz studies, it is on the whole to superficial and fails to deal with any of the music except in passing, but it definately makes one think about some long held beliefs and popular 'myths' in Jazz.
Great book about the History of Jazz in America 29 April 2015
By Erik Novoa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book about the History of Jazz in America. It's definitely a must have if you want to understand your history. It's probably not the only perspective (book), but it's good book to have.
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