Jazz History Overview

ISBN-13: 9780757538643

ISBN-10: 0757538649

Author: Geoffrey Haydon, Gordon Vernick

Edition: 2

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Acknowledged author Geoffrey Haydon wrote Jazz History Overview comprising 251 pages back in 2007. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0757538649 and 9780757538643. Since then Jazz History Overview textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $39.05 or rent at the marketplace.


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JAZZ History Overview gives high school or college students a broad survey of the development of jazz from its African origins up to the present day. It can be understood by both musicians and non-musicians. The book is designed to be non-intimidating and 'user-friendly'. As experienced jazz educators, both authors have developed a successful method for communicating the essence of jazz history while helping students to learn about music. Jazz History Overview is clear and easy to navigate.


  • The simplicity of design and clarity. Each chapter addresses specific artists, genres, and/or styles with significant contributions clearly outlined.
  • Ease of identifying the salient features of the most innovative musicians and genres.
  • The playlist available separately includes recordings that bring to light the sounds of the most important innovators in jazz.
  • Great sounds by some of the best jazz musicians including:
Leroy Miller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, New Orleans Band led by George Lewis, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five & Hot Seven, Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra; Bix Beiderbecke-cornet, Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra, Benny Goodman Sextet, Count Basie's Kansas City Seven featuring Lester Young, Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald with the Tommy Flanagan Quartet, Lambert & Hendricks & Ross with the Ike Isaacs Trio, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gilliespie, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra, The Jazzlet, Art Bakley & the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet, Bill Evans Trio, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis Sextet with John Coltrane's Tenor Sax Solo, Ornette Coleman Quartet, Weather Report, Return to Forever, Pat Metheny Group, Michael Brecker, Jane Ira Bloom, Wynton Marsalis.

American Music Teacher Magazine
April/May 2003 pg. 95

"Authors Gordon Vernick and Geoffrey Haydon provide an interesting and highly organized overview of Jazz History. Jazz is many things at once and different things for different people. In Jazz History Overview.