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Jazz History: Books

Sources for Jazz history and jazz instrumentation.

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History of Jazz

Jazz - a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz.

This guide has been created to offer some basic library resources for the study of Jazz music.


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