Elements of the jazz language for the developing improvisor

Elements of the jazz language for the developing improvisor
Author: Jerry Coker
Release: 1991
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 160
ISBN: 157623875X
Language: en
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A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

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

Fifties Jazz Talk

Fifties Jazz Talk
Author: Gordon Jack
Release: 2004
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0810849976
Language: en
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More than 25 muscians who first came to prominence during the 1950s are the subject of this collection of interviews. The author's purpose has been to help preserve the oral history of a great American artform, and this book reveals that jazz musicians who can 'tell a story' with their horn when improvising can be just as articulate in conversation.

The Essential Jazz Records Modernism to postmodernism

The Essential Jazz Records  Modernism to postmodernism
Author: Max Harrison,Charles Fox,Eric Thacker,Stuart Nicholson
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 924
ISBN: 0720118220
Language: en
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Following the same format as the acclaimed first volume, this selection of the best 250 modern jazz records and CDs places each in its musical context and reviews it in depth. Additionally, full details of personnel, recording dates, and locations are given. Indexes of album titles, track titles, and musicians are included.

Jazz Anecdotes

Jazz Anecdotes
Author: Bill Crow
Release: 2005-10-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0199726485
Language: en
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When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, "Somebody ought to wrie these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from a wide variety of sources, including interviews, biographies and a remarkable oral history collection, which resides at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is. In this fully updated edition, which contains over 150 new anecdotes and new topics like Hiring and Firing, Crow regales us with new stories of such jazz greats as Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, Ravi Coltrane, Buddy Rich and Paul Desmond. He offers extended sections on old favorites--Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music.

Jazz Lead Guitar Solos

Jazz Lead Guitar Solos
Author: Ron Manus,Chris Buono
Release: 2003-05
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0739031589
Language: en
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You know your scales, understand how to play over a chord progression, and learned enough music theory to fill an encyclopedia, but you still aren't satisfied with your solos. This book teaches jazz guitarists how to apply their knowledge of scales, chord progressions, and music theory towards creating great guitar solos. Eight full-length solos in a variety of styles are studied in detail, including analysis of chord progressions and the material used to improvise over them, techniques, and structural characteristics. Styles range from classic standards and Gypsy jazz to Latin, modal and smooth jazz. All eight solos are performed on the accompanying CD.

Knowing Jazz

Knowing Jazz
Author: Ken Prouty
Release: 2011-12-06
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781617031649
Language: en
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Ken Prouty argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz’s identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist, critic, or fan understands jazz differently, based on each individual’s unique experiences and insights. Through playing, listening, reading, and talking about jazz, both as a form of musical expression and as a marker of identity, each aficionado develops a personalized relationship to the larger jazz world. Through the increasingly important role of media, listeners also engage in the formation of different communities that not only transcend traditional boundaries of geography, but increasingly exist only in the virtual world. The relationships of “jazz people” within and between these communities is at the center of Knowing Jazz. Some groups, such as those in academia, reflect a clash of sensibilities between historical traditions. Others, particularly online communities, represent new and exciting avenues for everyday fans, whose involvement in jazz has often been ignored. Other communities seek to define themselves as expressions of national or global sensibility, pointing to the ever-changing nature of jazz’s identity as an American art form in an international setting. What all these communities share, however, is an intimate, visceral link to the music and the artists who make it, brought to life through the medium of recording. Informed by an interdisciplinary approach and approaching the topic from a number of perspectives, Knowing Jazz charts a philosophical course in which many disparate perspectives and varied opinions on jazz can find common ground.

Jazz Places

Jazz Places
Author: Kimberly Hannon Teal
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780520972841
Language: en
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The social connotation of jazz in American popular culture has shifted dramatically since its emergence in the early twentieth century. Once considered youthful and even rebellious, jazz music is now a firmly established American artistic tradition. As jazz in American life has shifted, so too has the kind of venue in which it is performed. In Jazz Places, Kimberly Hannon Teal traces the history of jazz performance from private jazz clubs to public, high-art venues often associated with charitable institutions. As live jazz performance has become more closely tied to nonprofit institutions, the music's heritage has become increasingly important, serving as a means of defining jazz as a social good worthy of charitable support. Though different jazz spaces present jazz and its heritage in various and sometimes conflicting terms, ties between the music and the past play an important role in defining the value of present-day music in a diverse range of jazz venues, from the Village Vanguard in New York to SFJazz on the West Coast to Preservation Hall in New Orleans.

The Jazz Ear

The Jazz Ear
Author: Ben Ratliff
Release: 2008-11-11
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781429956208
Language: en
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An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece "Kind of Blue." Musicians are often loath to discuss their craft for fear of destroying its improvisational essence, rendering jazz among the most ephemeral and least transparent of the performing arts. In The Jazz Ear, the acclaimed music critic Ben Ratliff sits down with jazz greats to discuss recordings by the musicians who most influenced them. In the process, he skillfully coaxes out a profound understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazz—from horn blare to drum riff—is created conceptually. Expanding on his popular interviews for The New York Times, Ratliff speaks with Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, and others about the subtle variations in generation, training, and attitude that define their music. Playful and keenly insightful, The Jazz Ear is a revelatory exploration of a unique way of making and hearing music.

Jazz in Socialist H N i

Jazz in Socialist H   N   i
Author: Stan BH Tan-Tangbau,Lưu Quang Minh,Quyền Thiện Đắc
Release: 2022-03-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781000555684
Language: en
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Jazz in Socialist Hà Nội: Improvisations between Worlds examines the germination and growth of jazz under communist rule—perceived as the "music of the enemy" and "ideologically decadent"—in the Vietnamese capital of Hà Nội. After disappearing from the scene in 1954 following the end of the First Indochina War, jazz reemerged in the public sphere decades later at the end of the Cold War. Since then, Hà Nội has established itself as a vital and vibrant jazz center, complete with a full jazz program in the national conservatoire. Featuring interviews with principal players involved in cultivating the scene from past to present, this book presents the sociocultural encounters between musicians and the larger powers enmeshed in the broader political economy, detailing jazz’s journey to garner respect comparable to classical music as an art form possessing high artistic value. Ethnographical sketches explore how Vietnamese musicians learn and play jazz while sustaining and nurturing the scene, providing insight as to how jazz managed to grow in such an environment. Jazz in Socialist Hà Nội sheds light on those underlying caveats that allow Vietnamese jazz musicians to navigate the middle grounds between "worlds"—between music and politics—not as an act of resistance, but as realisation of artistic expression.

Stars of Jazz

Stars of Jazz
Author: James A. Harrod
Release: 2020-03-09
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781476677705
Language: en
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Imagine an educational television series featuring America's greatest jazz artists in performance, airing every week from 1956 to 1958 on KABC, Los Angeles. Stars of Jazz was hosted by Bobby Troup, the songwriter, pianist and vocalist. Each show provided information about the performance that heightened viewers' appreciation. The series garnered praise from critics and numerous awards including an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A landmark series visually, too, it presented many television firsts including experimental films by designers Charles and Ray Eames. All 130 shows were filmed as kinescopes. Surviving films were donated to the UCLA Film & Television Archive, where 16 shows have been restored; 29 additional shows are in the collection. The remaining 85 kinescopes were long ago discarded. This first full documentation of Stars of Jazz identifies every musician, vocalist, and guest who appeared on the series and lists every song performed on the series along with composer and lyricist credits. More than 100 photographs include images from many of the lost episodes.

Alfred s Essentials of Jazz Theory

Alfred s Essentials of Jazz Theory
Author: Shelly Berg
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0739042637
Language: en
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Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. The Teacher's Answer Key includes answers to each lesson in the student book, as well as the 3 listening and ear-training CDs. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!

French Music and Jazz in Conversation

French Music and Jazz in Conversation
Author: Deborah Mawer
Release: 2014-12-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781107037533
Language: en
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This book explores the historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz across 1900-65, from both perspectives.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 76
ISBN: UCR:31210014030298
Language: en
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Pearl Harbor Jazz

Pearl Harbor Jazz
Author: Peter Townsend
Release: 2007
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781604731477
Language: en
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This book is a study of a crucial period in the life of American jazz and popular music. Pearl Harbor Jazz analyses the changes in the world of the professional musician brought about both by the outbreak of World War II and by long-term changes in the music business, in popular taste and in American society itself. It describes how the infrastructure of American music, the interdependent fields of recording, touring, live engagements, radio and the movies, was experiencing change in the conditions of wartime, and how this impacted upon musical styles, and hence upon the later history of popular music. Successive chapters of the book examine the impact of these changed conditions upon the songwriting and music publishing industries, upon the world of the touring big bands, and upon changing conceptions of the role of jazz and popular music. Not only the economic conditions but also ideas were changing; the book traces a movement among writers and critics which created new definitions of 'jazz' and other terms that had a permanent influence on the way musical styles were thought of for the rest of the century. The book deals in some depth with the work of a number of important artists in these various fields, including, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra, looks at the growing presence of bebop, the rise of country music, and the contemporary musical scenes in such locations as New York and Los Angeles. The book combines detail of the day to day working lives of musicians with challenging views of the long-term development of musical style in jazz and popular music. Peter Townsend lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University and in the School of Music at the University of Huddersfield, England

New Orleans Jazz Study Newsletter

New Orleans Jazz Study Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Release: 1991-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951D01168857B
Language: en
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From Jazz Novice to Jazz Connoisseur

From Jazz Novice to Jazz Connoisseur
Author: The Jazzsippers Group
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9781365887819
Language: en
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Become a Jazz Connoisseur In Just One Read...A connoisseur is a person who, through study and interest, has a fine appreciation for something, like the connoisseur who can identify the clarinet player on a jazz recording the sound of his inhalations alone.

A Life in Jazz

A Life in Jazz
Author: Danny Barker,Alyn Shipton
Release: 2016-07-27
Editor: Springer
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781349099368
Language: en
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As a musician who grew up in New Orleans, and later worked in New York with the major swing orchestras of Lucky Millinder and Cab Calloway, Barker is uniquely placed to give an authoritative but personal view of jazz history. In this book he discusses his life in music, from the children's 'spasm' bands of the seventh ward of New Orleans, through the experience of brass bands and jazz funerals involving his grandfather, Isidore Barbarin, to his early days on the road with the blues singer Little Brother Montgomery. Later he goes on to discuss New York, and the jazz scene he found there in 1930. His work with Jelly Roll Morton, as well as the lesser-known bands of Fess Williams and Albert Nicholas, is covered before a full account of his years with Millinder, Benny Carter and Calloway, including a description of Dizzy Gillespie's impact on jazz, is given. The final chapters discuss Barker's career from the late 1940s. Starting with the New York dixieland scene at Ryan's and Condon's he talks of his work with Wilbur de Paris, James P. Johnson and This is Jazz, before discussing his return to New Orleans and New Orleans Jazz Museum. A collection of Barker's photographs,

Alfred s Teach Yourself to Play Jazz at the Keyboard

Alfred s Teach Yourself to Play Jazz at the Keyboard
Author: Bert Konowitz
Release: 1997-08
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 84
ISBN: 0739000195
Language: en
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Teach Yourself to Play Jazz at the Keyboard will have you playing the authentic sounds of jazz right from the beginning. By following the step-by-step set of instructions, you will learn all about jazz and blues scales. As you progress, you will be performing proper jazz accents and riffs with the right hand, and jazz chords and progressions, walking bass, boogie and Latin-inspired patterns with the left.

Preserving and Interpreting the Origin Development and Progression of Jazz in the United States

Preserving and Interpreting the Origin  Development  and Progression of Jazz in the United States
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 188
ISBN: LOC:00173340461
Language: en
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