At Oggies Music we specialise in second-hand, refurbished and ex shop display items that we sell at internet prices. Only personal items are sold as new such as reeds and lubrication.
Please note that we judge the condition of this product to be: Used - Good
Cooke (music, Univ. of Nottingham) has created this succinct history of jazz for Thames and Hudson's "World of Art" series. As an introductory text, this slim volume works quite well, managing to touch on the major aspects of jazz and its seminal figures from their obscure beginnings to the present. An overwhelming amount of material has been distilled down to a coherent (if somewhat academic) narrative, and well-chosen and well-placed photographs enhance the flow of the material. North American readers will find the European perspective refreshing and at times eccentric, offering an emphasis on players and events sometimes overlooked in the United States. Informed readers or those looking for a fuller treatment will be better served by Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz (LJ 12/97) or Gary Giddin's more idiosyncratic Visions of Jazz (LJ 8/98), but as a starting point for the general reader or introductory jazz course, this book succeeds admirably.
We aim to ship items within 1 working day, orders placed after 9.00 am will be shipped the next working day. We ship free economy to addresses in the UK.
We have a shop in Dulverton, Somerset and always encourage you to come and look at the items before you buy. If it is an instrument you are welcome to try it before buying, just get in contact. Payment options are, Paypal, cash on collection, or when collecting any major card, we also accept bank transfers just ask for details.