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Scott DeVeaux

Scott DeVeaux is a nationally recognized jazz scholar whose 1997 book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History won the American Book Award, an ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.

Books by Scott DeVeaux

  1. Book CoverJazz

    Second Edition

    All That Jazz—Total Access to the music and the players.More

  2. Book CoverJazz: Essential Listening


    The #1 text in the market—now in an Essentials Edition.More

  3. Book CoverThe Norton Jazz Recordings: 2 Compact Discs for Use with Jazz: Essential Listening


    The 2 CD set of concise recordings features 41 pieces, carefully selected from the 78 tracks of the Full Edition, in a dynamic combination of essential masterworks and lesser-known gems.More

  4. Book CoverThe Norton Jazz Recordings: DVD for Use with Jazz: Essential Listening


    The DVD-ROM of concise recordings contains the same repertoire as the CD set, but includes Interactive Listening Guides (iLGs) which synchronize audio and author commentary. The iLGs also features listening quizzes that challenge students to identify the instruments, performers, and structure of each piece.More

  5. Book CoverRecordings: for Jazz, Second Edition


    An optional disc including all 77 recordings in MP3 format with an easy-to-navigate index to open. Interactive Listening Guides for each work is available.More