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Jazz: A Brief History by [Charles River Editors]
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  • 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
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #415,939 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm not sure what motivated the author/compiler into putting this tract out, but it's very much a Reader's Digest version of Jazz History. There are some good key bits of info, but on the whole a bit book-lite. Maybe that's a bit harsh as is is part of the Graundiad "short books" series
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Very little mention of jazz personalities, Huge gaps in the history and virtually no mention thrpesocual effects that jazzmen had to endure

Extremely disappointing (though I suppose, at 49p, you get what you pay for)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh, another Vook book 27 Nov. 2011
By Nick - Published on Amazon.com
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As a reviewer for another Vook title said, Vooks are for people who think Cliff's Notes are too complicated. That about sums it up. The Vook/Charles River Editors are basically functioning as spammers.

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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars VERY quick introduction 18 Mar. 2015
By Michael Lapelosa - Published on Amazon.com
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I consider myself a casual jazz fan and as such want to find out more about this fascinating art form. This book is a very quick summary of the history of jazz. It was relatively informative and enlightening. I learned something about the rich history and constant evolution the this truely American art form has undergone. I found the section about the roots of jazz especially informative.
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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1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money 6 Sept. 2012
By James Gray - Published on Amazon.com
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Unidiomatic English. The thinnest of generalities and a general lack of interest. Is there a way to give zero stars?
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Vook Flop 29 Sept. 2013
By Damian P. Gadal - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know how these books can be offered as legitimate summaries of their title topics. I've been through several of these Vook titles out of curiosity, and most of them vary in their degree of bad, but this title on Jazz is exceptionally bad. I get the feeling that English isn't the native language of whoever wrote this particular edition on Jazz, as the wrong words are often used, and are out of context with topic, and that's just a minor quip as to all the things wrong with this particular Vook title. There are much better sources on the subject of the history of Jazz. Avoid this book.
2.0 out of 5 stars Ttitle 19 Jan. 2013
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