📒The Story Of Jazz ✍ Marshall Winslow Stearns

✏Book Title : The Story of Jazz
✏Author : Marshall Winslow Stearns
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
✏Release Date : 1970
✏Pages : 367
✏ISBN : 0195012690
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Story of Jazz Book Summary : Traces the evolution of jazz from its African and West Indian roots to its contemporary forms and discusses the careers and styles of Leadbelly, Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and others

📒The Jazz Standards ✍ Ted Gioia

✏Book Title : The Jazz Standards
✏Author : Ted Gioia
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 527
✏ISBN : 9780199769155
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Jazz Standards Book Summary : The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.

📒Early Jazz ✍ Gunther Schuller

✏Book Title : Early Jazz
✏Author : Gunther Schuller
✏Publisher : History of Jazz
✏Release Date : 1986
✏Pages : 401
✏ISBN : 0195040430
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Early Jazz Book Summary : This classic study of jazz by renowned composer, conductor, and musical scholar Gunther Schuller was widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1968. The first of two volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, it takes us from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930's. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures and languages of the 20th century and offering original analyses of many great jazz recordings. Now reissued in paper, Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world for a new generation of scholars, students, and jazz fans.

📒Jazz Anecdotes ✍ Bill Crow

✏Book Title : Jazz Anecdotes
✏Author : Bill Crow
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 1990
✏Pages : 350
✏ISBN : 0195071336
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jazz Anecdotes Book Summary : Featuring anecdotes from the world of jazz, a collection of stories about the rewards and drawbacks of a musician's life features Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and many others

📒The Creation Of Jazz ✍ Burton William Peretti

✏Book Title : The Creation of Jazz
✏Author : Burton William Peretti
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 277
✏ISBN : 0252064216
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Creation of Jazz Book Summary : "As musicians, listeners, and scholars have sensed for many years, the story of jazz is more than a history of the music. Burton Peretti presents a fascinating account of how the racial and cultural dynamics of American cities created the music, life, and business that was jazz." "From its origins in the jook joints of sharecroppers and the streets and dance halls of 1890s New Orleans, through its later metamorphoses in the cities of the North, Peretti charts the life of jazz culture to the eve of bebop and World War II." "In the course of those fifty years, jazz was the story of players who made the transition from childhood spasm bands to Carnegie Hall and worldwide touring and fame. It became the music of the Twenties, a decade of Prohibition, of adolescent discontent, of Harlem pride, and of Americans hoping to preserve cultural traditions in an urban, commercial age. And jazz was where black and white musicians performed together, as uneasy partners, in the big bands of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. "Blacks fought back by using jazz," states Peretti, "with its unique cultural and intellectual properties, to prove, assess, and evade the "dynamic of minstrelsy."" "Drawing on newspaper reports of the times and on the firsthand testimony of more than seventy prominent musicians and singers (among them Benny Carter, Bud Freeman, Kid Ory, and Mary Lou Williams), The Creation of Jazz is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of early jazz in American social history."--Page 4 de la couv.

✏Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Jazz
✏Author : Mervyn Cooke
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2002
✏Pages : 403
✏ISBN : 0521663881
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cambridge Companion to Jazz Book Summary : Notes -- Works cited -- Principal musicians cited -- Index.

📒The Jazz Age ✍ Arnold Shaw

✏Book Title : The Jazz Age
✏Author : Arnold Shaw
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
✏Release Date : 1989
✏Pages : 350
✏ISBN : 9780195060829
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Jazz Age Book Summary : Looks at the history of the 1920s, describes the jazz bands and performers who helped shape it, and discusses the important musical developments of the period.

✏Book Title : Art Blakey s Jazz Messages
✏Author : John Ramsay
✏Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
✏Release Date : 1994
✏Pages : 102
✏ISBN : 0760400091
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Art Blakey s Jazz Messages Book Summary : Through in-depth analysis, detailed transcriptions and album references, author John Ramsay gives us an insider's view of Art Blakey's unique drumming style. The book includes examples of Art's philosophies and wisdom as told by some of the great alumni of the Jazz Messengers.

📒Representing Jazz ✍ Krin Gabbard

✏Book Title : Representing Jazz
✏Author : Krin Gabbard
✏Publisher : Duke University Press
✏Release Date : 1995
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 0822315947
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Representing Jazz Book Summary : Traditional jazz studies have tended to see jazz in purely musical terms, as a series of changes in rhythm, tonality, and harmony, or as a parade of great players. But jazz has also entered the cultural mix through its significant impact on novelists, filmmakers, dancers, painters, biographers, and photographers. Representing Jazz explores the "other" history of jazz created by these artists, a history that tells us as much about the meaning of the music as do the many books that narrate the lives of musicians or describe their recordings. Krin Gabbard has gathered essays by distinguished writers from a variety of fields. They provide engaging analyses of films such as Round Midnight, Bird, Mo’ Better Blues, Cabin in the Sky, and Jammin’ the Blues; the writings of Eudora Welty and Dorothy Baker; the careers of the great lindy hoppers of the 1930s and 1940s; Mura Dehn’s extraordinary documentary on jazz dance; the jazz photography of William Claxton; painters of the New York School; the traditions of jazz autobiography; and the art of "vocalese." The contributors to this volume assess the influence of extramusical sources on our knowledge of jazz and suggest that the living contexts of the music must be considered if a more sophisticated jazz scholarship is ever to evolve. Transcending the familiar patterns of jazz history and criticism, Representing Jazz looks at how the music actually has been heard and felt at different levels of American culture. With its companion anthology, Jazz Among the Discourses, this volume will enrich and transform the literature of jazz studies. Its provocative essays will interest both aficionados and potential jazz fans. Contributors. Karen Backstein, Leland H. Chambers, Robert P. Crease, Krin Gabbard, Frederick Garber, Barry K. Grant, Mona Hadler, Christopher Harlos, Michael Jarrett, Adam Knee, Arthur Knight, James Naremore

📒Jazz Piano Handbook ✍ Michele Weir

✏Book Title : Jazz Piano Handbook
✏Author : Michele Weir
✏Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
✏Release Date : 2006-03
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 0739047957
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jazz Piano Handbook Book Summary : "[Student will learn the following:] open a fake book/sheet music with chord symbols and play a tune, accompany vocalist/instrumentalist on any type of tune, get a solo piano/vocal gig, use the piano as a helpful tool to practice vocal improvisation, analyze the chord changes to a song and understand the function of each chord within the progression, double-check published leads-sheets for accuracy, improve composition skills by being able to play and hear the tunes, improve improvisation skills by understanding the harmonic construction of a song."--Page 2.