- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1078 KB
- Publisher: Vook (25 May 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052PQ47G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #415,939 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jazz: A Brief History Kindle Edition
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Extremely disappointing (though I suppose, at 49p, you get what you pay for)
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The Jazz book is interesting by virtue of the subject alone, and is filled with Vook's trademarked unrelated snippets, no sense of cohesion and lacking detail. It's as if someone plagiarized Wikipedia and put it into an 8th grade paper on jazz, and got a D on it.
Even if you knew nothing about jazz, I'd avoid this like the plague.
However this book is not well written and is in need of a good editor. In addition, I found it difficult to understand the differences between the more contemporary versions of jazz. It probably requires actually listening to these amazing artists to really appreciate and fully understand the art. Also since I'm not a musician and don't play an instrument, many of the terms used in the book were unknown to me and I had to interrupt my reading to look them up. A glossary or appendix would have been very helpful.
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