Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2007
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 296
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114509784
Language: en
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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.

Why Jazz

Why Jazz
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Release: 2011-01-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780199753338
Language: en
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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.

Play the Way You Feel

Play the Way You Feel
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Release: 2020-04-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780190847593
Language: en
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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.

Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition

Concise Guide to Jazz  Books a la Carte Edition
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2012-12-28
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0205937497
Language: en
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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.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz
Author: Loren Schoenberg
Release: 2002-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 310
ISBN: 039952794X
Language: en
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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

Jazz Styles

Jazz Styles
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0132683768
Language: en
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A Concise History of Jazz

A Concise History of Jazz
Author: JOHN ROBERT BROWN
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781609742843
Language: en
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John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.

A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Author: Will Friedwald
Release: 2010
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 833
ISBN: 9780375421495
Language: en
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An extensive biographical and critical survey of more than 300 jazz and popular singers is comprised of provocative, opinionated essays that incorporate the views of peers, fans and critics while assessing key movements and genres.

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method
Author: Mark Davis
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781495051296
Language: en
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(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!

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0415240174
Language: en
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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.

All Music Guide to Jazz

All Music Guide to Jazz
Author: Vladimir Bogdanov,Chris Woodstra,Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Release: 2002
Editor: 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.
Pages: 1472
ISBN: 087930717X
Language: en
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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.

Jazz

Jazz
Author: Ian Carr,Digby Fairweather,Brian Priestley
Release: 1988
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 562
ISBN: UOM:39015015037495
Language: en
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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

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History
Author: Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1305309731
Language: en
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Database Design and Relational Theory

Database Design and Relational Theory
Author: Chris Date
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9781449328016
Language: en
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Because databases often stay in production for decades, careful design is critical to making the database serve the needs of your users over years, and to avoid subtle errors or performance problems. In this book, CJ Date, a leading exponent of relational databases, lays out the principles of good database design.

Concise Guide to Jazz Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package

Concise Guide to Jazz   Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0205959024
Language: en
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0205959024 / 9780205959020 Concise Guide to Jazz & Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package Package consists of: 0205937004 / 9780205937004 Concise Guide to Jazz 0205937381 / 9780205937387 Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz

The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards
Author: Ted Gioia
Release: 2021-08-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780190087203
Language: en
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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.

Concise Guide to Alcohol and Drug Research

Concise Guide to Alcohol and Drug Research
Author: Daniel Yalisove,Danielle Barry
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 490
ISBN: 1523274174
Language: en
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The book addresses the challenge of providing clinicians and others with an accurate and concise overview of the extensive research knowledge which can inform treatment, prevention and policy regarding drug and alcohol use. Clinicians and students in graduate psychology programs will be provided not only with a summary of the research but with the tools to understand the basics of research methodology. With the increased emphasis on empirically supported interventions in the addiction field, this book provides an essential link for clinicians and students to appreciate the value of these practices as well as learning about their limitations.

A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation

A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation
Author: Robert Rawlins
Release: 1995
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 60
ISBN: 0793555965
Language: en
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(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!

Occult Botany

Occult Botany
Author: Paul Sédir
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781644112618
Language: en
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• Includes a dictionary of nearly 300 magical plants with descriptions of each plant’s scientific name, common names, elemental qualities, ruling planets, and zodiacal signatures, with commentary on medico-magical properties and uses • Explores methods of phytotherapy and plant magic, including the Paracelsian “transplantation of diseases,” ritual pacts with trees, the secret ingredients of witches’ ointments, and the composition of magical philters • Explains the occult secrets of phytogenesis, plant physiology, and plant physiognomy (classification of plants according to the doctrine of signatures) Merging the scientific discipline of botany with ancient, medieval, and Renaissance traditions of occult herbalism, this seminal guide was first published in French in 1902 as a textbook for students of Papus’s École hermétique and sparked a revival in the study of magical herbalism in early twentieth-century France. Author Paul Sédir, pseudonym of Yvon Le Loup (1871-1926), explains the occult secrets of phytogenesis (the esoteric origin and evolutionary development of the plant kingdom), plant physiology (the occult anatomy of plants), and plant physiognomy (classification of plants according to the doctrine of signatures). Unveiling the mysteries behind planetary and zodiacal attributions, he provides readers with the keys to make their own informed determinations of the astral properties of plants. Moving from theory into practice, Sédir explores various methods of phytotherapy and plant magic, including the Paracelsian “transplantation of diseases,” the secret ingredients of witches’ ointments, and the composition of magical philters. In the third section of the book, Sédir offers a dictionary of magical plants that covers nearly 300 plant species with descriptions of their astral signatures, occult properties, and medico-magical uses. Compiled from an array of rare sources and esoterica, this classic text includes a wealth of additional materials and supplemental charts and diagrams drawn from Sédir’s occult colleagues, all of whom adopted and expanded upon Sédir’s pioneering system of plant correspondences.

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music
Author: Paul Edwards
Release: 2015-02-10
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250034823
Language: en
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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.