Jazz: America's Classical Music is a delightful introduction and guide to this complex and compelling music and to its rich history. In an engaging and conversational style, renowned jazz teacher Grover Sales tells of the lives and music of the greats,Ellington, Tatum, Hawkins, Coltrane, Parker, Hines, Goodman, Armstrong, and many others,with a mix of important facts, fascinating anecdotes, and brilliant interpretations. Illustrated with astonishing photographs of the artists in performance, Jazz: America's Classical Music is a classic text, an ideal book for beginners and an inspiring one for serious students of the art of jazz.
Grover Sales is an instructor in jazz studies at Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was publicity director of the Monterey Jazz Festival for its first seven years and did personal publicity for many of the jazz greats including Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington.
* Who this Book is for * The Nature of Jazz * The Growth of Jazz * Jazz Today * Where Is Jazz Going? * Chronology * Discography * Selected Bibliography * Jazz Magazines and Publications