Category : Music
Editor : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 0131733311
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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.

Category : Music
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780190847593
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.

Category : Music
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199753338
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 184
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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.

Category : Music
Editor : Pearson
ISBN : 0205959024
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
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

Category : Jazz
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ISBN : 0132683768
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Music
Editor : Prentice Hall
ISBN : 0131826573
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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For non-major courses in Evolution of Jazz, Jazz History, Jazz Survey, Introduction to Jazz, Jazz Appreciation, African-American Music. This abridged version of Jazz Styles was developed in response to student and professor requests for an introductory text offering the clarity and accuracy of Jazz Styles with 1/2 the size, 1/40 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles, in just 11 chapters. Written by an active jazz musician and jazz historian, this brief introduction to jazz examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 43 historically significant jazz musicians. When purchased packaged with Concise Guide to Jazz the Jazz Classics CD and Demonstration CD are available at a discounted price. Want to include even more historical recordings for your study of jazz? Order a text package that includes the FREE Prentice Hall Jazz Collection CD. Click on PACKAGE OPTIONS to the left for more details.

Category : Education
Editor : Addison Wesley Longman
ISBN : 013225431X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Music
Editor : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781495051296
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
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!

Category : Music
Editor : Pantheon
ISBN : 9780375421495
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.

Category : Education
Editor : Addison Wesley Longman
ISBN : 0131578529
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Language : en
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