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Why Jazz

Why Jazz  Book
Author : Kevin Whitehead
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-01-05
ISBN : 0199753334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans. Organized chronologically in a convenient question and answer format, this terrific resource makes jazz accessible to a broad audience, and especially to readers who've found the music bewildering or best left to the experts. Yet Why Jazz? is much more than an informative Q&A; it concisely traces the century-old history of this American and global art form, from its beginnings in New Orleans up through the current postmodern period. Whitehead provides brief profiles of the archetypal figures of jazz--from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis and John Zorn--and illuminates their contributions as musicians, performers, and composers. Also highlighted are the building blocks of the jazz sound--call and response, rhythmic contrasts, personalized performance techniques and improvisation--and discussion of how visionary musicians have reinterpreted these elements to continually redefine jazz, ushering in the swing era, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, and the avant-garde. Along the way, Why Jazz? provides helpful plain-English descriptions of musical terminology and techniques, from "blue notes" to "conducted improvising." And unlike other histories which haphazardly cover the stylistic branches of jazz that emerged after the 1960s, Why Jazz? groups latter-day musical trends by decade, the better to place them in historical context. Whether read in self-contained sections or as a continuous narrative, this compact reference presents a trove of essential information that belongs on the shelf of anyone who's ever been interested in jazz.

Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition

Concise Guide to Jazz  Books a la Carte Edition Book
Author : Mark C. Gridley
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2012-12-28
ISBN : 9780205937493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Distinguish the main style eras This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class -- all at a fraction of the bound book price.

Play the Way You Feel

Play the Way You Feel Book
Author : Kevin Whitehead
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 019084759X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jazz stories have been entwined with cinema since the inception of jazz film genre in the 1920s, giving us origin tales and biopics, spectacles and low-budget quickies, comedies, musicals, and dramas, and stories of improvisers and composers at work. And the jazz film has seen a resurgence in recent years--from biopics like Miles Ahead and HBO's Bessie, to dramas Whiplash and La La Land. In Play the Way You Feel, author and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead offers a comprehensive guide to these films and other media from the perspective of the music itself. Spanning 93 years of film history, the book looks closely at movies, cartoons, and a few TV shows that tell jazz stories, from early talkies to modern times, with an eye to narrative conventions and common story points. Examining the ways historical films have painted a clear picture of the past or overtly distorted history, Play the Way You Feel serves up capsule discussions of sundry topics including Duke Ellington's social life at the Cotton Club, avant-garde musical practices in 1930s vaudeville, and Martin Scorsese's improvisatory method on the set of New York, New York. Throughout the book, Whitehead brings the same analytical bent and concise, witty language listeners know from his jazz segments on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He investigates well-known songs, traces the development of the stock jazz film ending, and offers fresh, often revisionist takes on works by such directors as Howard Hawks, John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and Damien Chazelle. In all, Play the Way You Feel is a feast for film-genre fanatics and movie-watching jazz enthusiasts.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz Book
Author : Loren Schoenberg
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2002-08-06
ISBN : 9780399527944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A concise history of jazz The noteworthy composers and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Mingus Major performers from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington Classic songs and compositions The most influential recordings of all time A complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo Valuable resources for the Curious Listener

All Music Guide to Jazz

All Music Guide to Jazz Book
Author : Vladimir Bogdanov,Chris Woodstra,Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Publisher : San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub.
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780879307172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Covers more than eighteen thousand recordings and more than 1,700 musicians from across the jazz spectrum and includes a history of the different types of jazz, the evolution of jazz instruments, and essays on styles.

Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz Book
Author : Mark C. Gridley
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Explores the origins of jazz, explains how to listen to it, and discusses styles from early jazz through bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde, and fusion.

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book
Author : Mark Davis
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2015-09-01
ISBN : 1495051293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice

Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice Book
Author : Paul E. Rinzler
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 1999-07-29
ISBN : 146165999X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Deals with the real substance of arranging for small jazz ensembles, in addition to the rudiments.

Jazz

Jazz Book
Author : Ian Carr,Digby Fairweather,Brian Priestley
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Identifies and offers brief profiles of more than a thousand jazz singers, songwriters, and musicians and includes entries about record labels, and types of jazz

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Book
Author : Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780415240178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A much-needed guide to thinking critically for oneself and how to tell a good argument from a bad one. Includes topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music, chapter summaries, glossary and exercises.

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History Book
Author : Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9781305309739
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History book written by Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle Book
Author : Timothy A. Pychyl
Publisher : TarcherPerigee
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0399168125
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This guide to eliminating procrastination offers everyone, from entrepreneurs to parents and students, tips and practical strategies to help break the cycle of self-destructive ideas and habits that prevent freedom and accomplishment. Original.

The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards Book
Author : Ted Gioia
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-08-18
ISBN : 019008720X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's acclaimed compendium of jazz standards, featuring 15 additional selections, hundreds of additional recommended tracks, and enhancements and additions on almost every page. Since the first edition of The Jazz Standards was published in 2012, author Ted Gioia has received almost non-stop feedback and suggestions from the passionate global community of jazz enthusiasts and performers requesting crucial additions and corrections to the book. In this second edition, Gioia expands the scope of the book to include more songs, and features new recordings by rising contemporary artists. The Jazz Standards is an essential comprehensive guide to some of the most important jazz compositions, telling the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and providing a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The fan who wants to know more about a tune heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night will find it to be a handy guide, as it outlines the standards' history and significance and tells how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards will find it to be a go-to reference work for these cornerstones of the repertoire. This book is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form.

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide Book
Author : John Swenson
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Here are sixty-odd years of recorded jazz brillaintly reviewed in one essential source. Covering more than 4,000 currently available jazz albums, this long-needed work will remain the standard reference in the field for years to come.

Arranging for Horns

Arranging for Horns Book
Author : Jerry Gates
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN : 1495027430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

(Berklee Guide). Write for a horn section! In this book, you will learn how to add saxophones and brass to a rhythm section ensemble. You will learn the capabilities and characteristics of the most common instruments, and how to order them effectively. You will also learn the different roles that a horn section can serve in your ensemble. Audio tracks demonstrate the key concepts, as exemplified in a complete score.

A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation

A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation Book
Author : Robert Rawlins
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780793555963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

(Jazz Book). Helps musicians know what to do with specific chords in specific contexts. Lays out clear and objective guidelines on how to turn scales and chords into real music. Perfect for a college or high school improvisation class!

Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy Book
Author : Steve Lacy
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2006-08-09
ISBN : 9780822338154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of thirty-four interviews with the innovative soprano saxophonist and jazz composer Steve Lacy (1934&–2004).

The Penguin Jazz Guide

The Penguin Jazz Guide Book
Author : Brian Morton,Richard Cook
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2010-11-04
ISBN : 0141959002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history of the music and with it the history of the twentieth century. He has completely revised his and Richard Cook's entries and reassessed each artist's entry for this book. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. 'It's the kind of book that you'll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later' Fortune 'Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides ... This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don't come close' Irish Times

The Jazz Method for Saxophone

The Jazz Method for Saxophone Book
Author : John O'Neill
Publisher : Schott & Company Limited
Release : 1994-09-01
ISBN : 9781902455006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

(Schott). These methods provide complete courses for players of all ages, guiding students from their first note to 'classics', together with compositions by contemporary writers. Each book is accompanied by high quality rhythm section tracks recorded on compact disc. Right from the start, students can enjoy authentic jazz sounds, playing in the company of professionals. With step-by-step instruction and a progression of specially written pieces, the fundamental elements of good technique are introduced alongside the rhythmic subtleties of jazz. Improvisation is encouraged from an early stage and is given direction through the systematic study of scales and arpeggios and advice on ear-training and chord patterns. With supplementary suggestions for listening and reading, and an Appendix containing all the chord progressions for 'live' accompaniment of the tunes, The Jazz Methods are ideally suited to both students working alone and those learning with a teacher. "John O'Neill has a solid understanding of jazz and how it can be taught. I highly recommend his educational jazz materials." (Jamey Aebersold) "...a rare opportunity for a new player (or a more experienced one) to develop a really musical facility. A rare addition to the jazz improvising library." (Lee Konitz, international jazz saxophone soloist) - includes 'classics' by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver - "...very good original jazz tunes that students will use as stepping stones for further development... a non-jazz-playing flute teacher would probably find the book a godsend especially if students are studying GCSE music." (Steve Tayton, Jazz Journal International) Part one: The foundation Techniques * Part two: Playing the Music * Part three: Appendices

A Listener s Guide to Free Improvisation

A Listener s Guide to Free Improvisation Book
Author : John Corbett
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2016-03-13
ISBN : 022635380X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

John Corbett has written a tiny pocket guide to aid novices and devotees alike in listening to and understanding free, improvised music. The term improvised music can mean many things: but in this book the focus is on experimental music that does not have a structured song or tune, and that operates mainly in the vein of jazz or a jazz hybrid (blues, etc.). There are elegant discussions of music fundamentals (rhythm, duration, interaction dynamics, transitions, personal vocabulary), advanced techniques for listening and watching in live concerts, excellent analysis grounded in anecdote about the role of the audience, ambiguity, as well as historical anecdotes and thoughts on what it means to be a listener and what role music might have in our lives. The tone is light, with a serious undertone. "