Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
An excellent, eccentric--in the literal sense, off-center--investigation. I do not know much about jazz, and even less about musical theory, which put me somewhat at a disadvantage coming to this book, but also allowed it to teach me. As many pretentious teenagers, I explored jazz recordings, finding some artists that I liked--Coltrane, always Coltrane, Monk, early Miles Davis, Wynton... more