Chambers Arts Library - Jazz. With vivid illustrations, wide-ranging coverage & detailed listening guides, this fascinating book explores the origins & development of jazz music from its 17th century roots to the present day. Profiles of significant jazz musicians & concise explanations of important musical concepts make it an indispensable guide to what is often said to be the defining music of the modern age. Over 150 photographs & illustrations. Chronology of major figures in the development of jazz.