The Real Easy Book Vol. 3 - A Short History of Jazz - C Edition
This fake book/history text will help you do that more than any other single publication available! Easy, but classic, jazz tunes from all eras and styles of jazz! History text in front of each section describes eachera and its musical innovations. These short histories of each style of jazz really give the flavor of each era, as well as a discussion of the contributions of each one to the evolution of the music.