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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

One of jazz's leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment: it is a compelling argument for the resiliency of the art form and a rejoinder to any claims about its calcification or demise."Playing changes," in jazz parlance, has long referred to an improviser's resourceful path through a chord progression. Playing Changes boldly expands on the idea, highlighting a host of significant changes--ideological, technological, theoretical, and practical--that jazz musicians have learned to navigate since the turn of the century. Nate Chinen, who has chronicled this evolution firsthand throughout his journalistic career, vividly sets the backdrop, charting the origins of jazz historicism and the rise of an institutional framework for the music. He traces the influence of commercial...

Title : Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
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ISBN : 9781101870341
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages
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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Reviews

  • Peter Nowakowski

    Discovered Snarky Puppy w/Lalah Hathaway in this book. The book itself was ok..........

  • John Marr

    Let's see, of the "125 essential jazz releases for the new millennium" I own one.

    Guess I'm not the target audience for this book.