July 21, 2012 7:09 PM

Book Review | ‘The Jazz Standards’ gives 250 songs a thorough examination

Top 100 lists dot the publishing and Internet world, covering everything and everyone from greatest films, operas, rock guitarists and most livable cities. So why not one for jazz? Author and pianist Ted Gioia has compiled a list of 250 songs in his “The Jazz Standards,” and he also tells the reader the story behind the songs.

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