Jerry Coker: How To Listen to Jazz

Jerry Coker: How To Listen to Jazz

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A layman's guide to understanding improvisation and its importance in jazz. Avoiding overly technical language or terms, Jerry Coker looks at the structure of jazz, explains what qualities to look for in a piece, and provides a complete chronology of the growth of jazz plus a list of suggested recordings, a section on the improvised solo and a complete glossary of jazz terms. 148 pages.