Jazz is America's greatest music, but with over a century's worth of styles and artists, where do you begin? Relax! This hep cat's guide delivers the scoop on the masters and their music - from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It's just what you need to tune in to the history and musical structure of jazz and become a more savvy listener.
- Understand the traits and roots of jazz
- Tune in to jazz styles, from big band to bebop
- Listen to great jazz artists
- Catch a live jazz performance
- Succeed in a jazz ensemble
All this, with the no-nonsense and humorous approach that you expect from the Dummies series.