Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York And London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1988.
First American edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in like dust-jacket, minor edgewear.
In this book, the author Max Jones tells the story of jazz from its roots in the African-American community to its development as an international art form. Jones covers a variety of topics, including the development of improvisation, the influence of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and the rise of bebop. He also provides historical context and examines the different styles of jazz, from ragtime to free jazz. This book is an excellent resource for students interested in learning more about jazz and its history.; B & W Photographs; 8vo; 293 pages.