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490 pages

Copyright 2000

1-10 Condition: 9

Includes library and winky face stickers


"Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music—jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans but played from the beginning by musicians of every color, jazz celebrates all Americans at their best. " (Inside Cover)


"Put it this way. Jazz is a good barometer of freedom...In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country." —Duke Ellington (Introduction, pg vii)

JAZZ A History of America's Music

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