Seize the Beat

The Evolution of American Music

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About the Author(s)

Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, arranger, and a professor of music at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Brian Q. Torff
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9077-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4857-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Brian Q. Torff brings the rhythm of his bass to his writing and offers valuable lessons in how to listen to music and appreciate what you hear on multiple levels.”—Marc Myers,

• “Brian Q. Torff has been a master of the beat for many years, collaborating with some of the greatest masters of American music. He now shares what he has learned in this insightful book. I highly recommend it.”—Ted Gioia, author, The History of Jazz and Music: A Subversive History