Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

One of jazz's leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment: it is a compelling argument for the resiliency of the art form and a rejoinder to any claims about One of jazz's leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shap...

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Title:Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
Author:Nate Chinen
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Genres:Music
ISBN:1101870346
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Reviews

  • K
    Aug 19, 2018
    The first half of this book is incredibly strong with tons of observations that cut through the fray. I found the chapter on jazz education to be puzzling and didn't really get as clear a sense of the point as, say, the chapters on jazz heroism and the uptown/downtown divide. The secon...
  • Phil Overeem
    Sep 08, 2018
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  • Ted Burke
    Aug 17, 2018
    A book I'm currently reading, "Playing Changes" by Nate Chinen, is a fascinating argument that we are currently in an age of amazing new jazz artists and an equal amount of amazing innovation and new ways for jazz composers and soloists to further this resilient art of musical improvis...
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    Aug 24, 2018
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    Sep 26, 2018
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    May 20, 2018
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  • John Marr
    Sep 14, 2018
    Let's see, of the "125 essential jazz releases for the new millennium" I own one. Guess I'm not the target audience for this book. ...
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    Sep 02, 2018
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    Sep 01, 2018
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    Sep 12, 2018
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  • Scott Schneider
    Aug 21, 2018
    Amazing review of the past 30 years of jazz. Many of the rising stars he cites I am familiar with but there were many I haven't heard of. I wish the book had been accompanied with a CD of music to listen to while reading the book. Chinen shows that jazz is alive and well with dozens of...
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    Sep 13, 2018
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    Sep 29, 2018
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    Oct 03, 2018
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    Aug 27, 2018
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    Sep 12, 2018
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    Aug 29, 2018
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    Oct 16, 2018
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    Apr 22, 2018
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    Sep 15, 2018
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    Sep 12, 2018
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  • Jeffrey Anthony
    Sep 25, 2018
    I read roughly 40 books a year, I have a degree in jazz from University of Miami, I make my living as a professional session and touring musician, this is one of the best books I have read in the last 3 years. Not even close, I loved this book! I can't tell you how many times I smil...
  • Dave Purcell
    Sep 01, 2018
    Excellent dive into the storylines and developments of modern jazz. Lots of great recommendations included. ...
  • Alex Abboud
    Oct 13, 2018
    This book is perfect for people like myself who are fans of jazz, but not so dedicated they?re on top of new trends and artists. I had heard of some, like Kamasi Washington, Joshua Redman, the Bad Plus etc, but discovered and learned about many more through this book. Chinen, a notab...
  • Julius Vladička
    Oct 11, 2018
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    Sep 26, 2018
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  • Tim Niland
    Aug 25, 2018
    Nate Chinen is one of the most well known jazz jazz critics of the modern era, writing for the New York Times, NPR and more. In this book, he examines the jazz scene in the post millennium time period, focusing on the young musicians and issues that are notable in today's music. It's a...