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  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    From its roots in slavery through the swing and be-bop eras to jazz-rock fusion and beyond, jazz began its long winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms and a thousand great musicians. Now, in The History of Jazz , Ted Gioia tells the story of this music as it has never been told before, in a... more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

  • The Jazz Standardsby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    Ted Gioia's first new jazz book since The History of Jazz , The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, is a comprehensive handbook to the 250 most important jazz compositions. The book highlights the most popular jazz standards, tells their story, explains their role in jazz, and serves as a gateway to the historic recordings that made these... more...

  • Love Songsby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    For thousands of years, love songs have pervaded our musical lives. But no one has told their full story until now. Ted Gioia surveys the conflicts and controversies, and traces the surprising path by which the love song has triumphed over all obstacles, emerging as a dominant commercial and cultural force. more...

  • How to Listen to Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 24.99

    An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz more...

  • The Imperfect Artby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    Taking a wide-ranging approach rare in jazz criticism, Ted Gioia draws upon fields as disparate as literary criticism, art history, sociology, and aesthetic philosophy in order to place jazz within the turbulent cultural environment of the twentieth century. He argues that because improvisation--the essence of jazz--must often fail under the pressure... more...

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