History and Tradition of Jazz


Price: $155.00
(as of Feb 21,2019 14:15:14 UTC – Details)


New Sixth Edition Now Available!

History & Tradition of Jazz is not just a story of jazz music and musicians, but the struggle to achieve, create, and invent for the sake of this musical art form.  The publication features stories and legends of important events and people who shaped jazz history, while addressing how the music has been an important lightning rod for race issues.

History & Tradition of Jazz:

  • Includes a four-month subscription to Napster, an online music service with access to over 32 million songs. In addition, the text contains written synopses on over 60 important recordings from classic to contemporary jazz. – providing interesting insights and information that assist in understanding the music and the recording artists.
  • Describes how and why New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York became important in the development of jazz.
  • Features a new chapter on Jazz in the New Millennium.  Topics include the emergence of electronic distribution of music and dwindling CD sales, globalization, technology in jazz, and the future of jazz.
  • Introduces additional key figures such as Ken Burns, Norah Jones, Kurt Elling, and more.
  • Includes expanded coverage on important jazz artists from the 21st century.



History of Rock and Roll


Price: $150.00
(as of Oct 04,2018 12:22:56 UTC – Details)


New Sixth Edition Now Available!

Here’s your backstage pass to the history of rock and roll.

Thomas Larson’s History of Rock & Roll connects music and the culture in which it interacted. 

Designed for the college non-music major, History of Rock & Roll fuses a text, website, and online music library to cover the music’s story of controversy, tragedy, and self-indulgence; and also of love, peace, and the triumph of the human spirit.,

To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students in the information world, History of Rock & Roll:

  • Details the most important rock styles, how they evolved, and their important artists, as well as a listing of key recordings in each. 
  • Contains biographical information on recording artists, composers, producers, DJs, record executives, and other figures.
  • Includes access to an accompanying website with interactive activities, listening guides, audio/video links, test banks, and full course management software to assess comprehension.
  • Includes a four-month subscription to Napster, an online music service that provides students with unlimited access to the music identified in the book and listened to in class. 
  • Features new and expanded content throughout – especially The Eighties, The Nineties and Beyond.