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30-second jazz : the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute

Dave Gelly (editor), Charles Alexander (collaborator), Kevin LeGendre (collaborator)

30-second jazz : the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute

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For its initiates, jazz is instinctive and engaging – the way that popular music should be. For non-aficionados, it can be slippery and difficult to grasp: without familiar forms or a hard-and-fast format, and largely ruled by improvisation, jazz leaves the novice baffled, not sure how to listen, and asking “how is it that they know what to play?” 30-Second Jazz explains, in easy, short riffs that
Title
30-second jazz : the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute
Editor
Dave Gelly
Collaborator
Charles Alexander Kevin LeGendre Chris Parker Brian Priestly Tony Russell
Illustrator
Steve Rawlings
Language
English
Publisher
Lewes: Ivy, 2016
160 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781782403098 (hardback)
Placing suggestion
785.62 (SISO) Populaire muziek ; Jazz - Blues (ZIZO)

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About Dave Gelly

Dave Gelly MBE (born 28 January 1938) is a British jazz critic. A long-standing contributor to The Observer, he was named Jazz Writer of the Year in the 1999 British Jazz Awards. Gelly is also a jazz saxophonist and broadcaster, presenting a number of shows for BBC Radio 2 including Night Owls for much of the 1980s.

Gelly attended St Dunstan's College, Catford, and read English under F. R. Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge. He played with Art Themen and Lionel Grigson in the Cambridge University band, and from the mid-1960s co-led his own quartets and quintets with Frank Ricotti, with Jeff Scott, and with Barbara Thompson. He was also a member of the New Jazz Orchestra, directed by Neil Ardley, which also featured Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson, Mike Gibbs, Don Rendell, and Trevor Tomkins. Gelly was a teacher during the 1970's at William Penn School, Dulwich.

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