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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $69.00
  • December 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93563-9
  • 496 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.


Essential Listening


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Scott DeVeaux (Author, University of Virginia), Gary Giddins (Author, The Leon Levy Center for Biography)


  1. book-coverStudySpace: Your Place for a Better Grade

    This easy-to-navigate website offers students an impressive range of exercises, interactive learning tools, assessment, and review materials, including “Jazz Concepts” audio and video podcasts that demonstrate the basics, Interactive Listening Guide software to download for use with the two audio CDs, “Author Insights” videos that provide more historical and social context, and text and listening quizzes to test understanding. All of these StudySpace features keep students directly engaged with the music and jazz’s core concepts.

  2. book-coverThe Norton Jazz Recordings

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    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

  3. book-coverThe Norton Jazz Recordings

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    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