Take five

the public and private lives of Paul Desmond

Author: Doug Ramsey,Dave Brubeck,Iola Brubeck,Paul Caulfield

Publisher: Parkside Pubns


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 6829

Biography of jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond. Large format with 190 photographs.

Inside the Jazzomat

New Perspectives for Jazz Research

Author: Martin Pfleiderer,Jakob Abeßer Frieler,Jakob Abeßer

Publisher: Schott Music Gmbh & Company Kg / Schott Campus

ISBN: 9783959831246


Page: 352

View: 5390

The Jazzomat Research Project takes up the challenge of jazz research in the age of digitalisation. It intends to open up a new field of analytical exploration by providing computational tools as well as a comprehensive corpus of improvisations with MeloSpyGUI and the Weimar Jazz Database. This volume presents the main concepts and approaches of the ongoing project including several case studies that demonstrate how these approaches can be included in jazz analysis in various ways.


South African Jazz Musicians Under Apartheid

Author: Chatradari Devroop,Chris Walton


ISBN: 1920109668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 1159

In recent years, several texts have been published on South African jazz by various authors, but attention has been focused largely on the musicians who went into exile. Unsung is a book on jazz in our country, but from the performer’s perspective. The musicians featured are the musicians who stayed. These men have had rich, enriching lives, and the best way to explore their story would be to give them the opportunity to tell it themselves.

Jeff Beck

Guitar Play-Along

Author: Jeff Beck

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476818746

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 9717

(Guitar Play-Along). The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. Includes 8 songs: Beck's Bolero * Blue Wind * Cause We've Ended as Lovers * Freeway Jam * Goodbye Pork Pie Hat * Led Boots * People Get Ready * You Know What I Mean.

Why Jazz Happened

Author: Marc Myers

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268784

Category: Music

Page: 267

View: 8779

"Why Jazz Happened is a fantastic, eye-opening unfolding of the music and musicians who developed this spell-binding art between World War II and Watergate. Marc Myers shatters myths here, and treats jazz history like an epic saga. I lived and breathed this period during my extensive career in jazz, and this book brings a new perspective to the music's golden era."--Creed Taylor, multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz producer "Marc Myers's Why Jazz Happened is the first wide-ranging social history of jazz, a highly original attempt to portray and understand the music's evolution by looking at it through the prism of non-musical historic events. The result is a book that will shape the way all subsequent commentators think and write about jazz history."--Terry Teachout, author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong "For newcomers to jazz and the global audience for whom this music is a vital part of their lives, Marc Myers has written a deeply illuminating and engaging portrait of the essence of jazz. He writes from the inside of jazz--the experiences of the musicians themselves, on the stand and in their own lives. This book is full of surprises. I lived and wrote during much of this period, but I found here a lot that I didn't know."--Nat Hentoff, author of At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

Stan Getz - Omnibook

for B-flat Instruments

Author: Stan Getz

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495093018

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 9293

(Jazz Transcriptions). 54 Getz songs transcribed exactly from his recorded solos, with solo analysis sections and a complete discography. Includes: All the Things You Are * Autumn Leaves * Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce) * Blue Skies * Come Rain or Come Shine * Con Alma * Desafinado * Funkallero * Garota De Ipanema * I Remember You * Night and Day * A Night in Tunisia * One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) * Pennies from Heaven * Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) * Stella by Starlight * The Way You Look Tonight * Where or When * Yardbird Suite * and more.

Jazz Styles

History and Analysis

Author: Mark C. Gridley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205036837

Category: Music

Page: 513

View: 3437

America's most popular introduction to jazz--now with MyMusicLab. For undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Jazz Survey, Evolution of Jazz, Introduction to Jazz, and Jazz Appreciation. America's most widely used introduction to jazz text captures the minds of students by teaching the history of the style and how to actively listen to jazz. While its chronological format serves as a great resource for beginners, Jazz Styles is applicable to more advanced students because of its in-depth analysis of musical elements and its technical appendices that discuss music theory concepts. This new edition incorporates a rich array of online features--including a full interactive eText, streaming audio, and historical performance video--through MyMusicLab. MyMusicLab was developed to help engage students in course material and assess their understanding of the material. With powerful online learning tools integrated into the book, the online and textbook experience is more seamless than ever before. MyMusicLab provides wonderful interactive resources that the instructor can bring directly into the classroom. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning-The new MyMusicLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Active Listening- Jazz Styles is celebrated for its detailed listening guides that take students through the key elements in each performance. Through MyMusicLab, these guides are now integrated with streaming audio for a truly integrated listening experience. Engage Students- In the text, an engaging design, historic photographs, and active listening activities engage students in learning, while streaming audio, historic performances by jazz legends, and a full interactive eText in MyMusicLab engage them online. Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market, including a full Instructor's Manual, Testbank, MyMusicLab, ClassPrep for digital images, and Teaching with MyMusicLab PowerPoint slides. Note: MyMusicLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyMusicLab, please visit www.MyMusicLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyMusicLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205107044, VP ISBN-13: 9780205107049)

What Jazz is

An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to Jazz

Author: Jonny King

Publisher: Walker & Company

ISBN: 9780802713285

Category: Music

Page: 162

View: 7146

The author, a jazz pianist, introduces the elements of jazz, including tempo, harmony, instrumentation, and improvization, and discusses classic jazz artists


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393274059


Page: N.A

View: 7880

Jimi Hendrix (Songbook)

Jazz Play-Along

Author: Jimi Hendrix

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480321192

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 1624

(Jazz Play Along). For use with all Bb, Eb and C instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultiimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and audio, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes audio with: * Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: * An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. 10 songs: Castles Made of Sand * Fire * Foxey Lady * Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) * Little Wing * Manic Depression * Purple Haze * Third Stone from the Sun * Voodoo Child (Slight Return) * The Wind Cries Mary.

Cannonball Adderley - Omnibook

For E-Flat Instruments

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495011832


Page: 272

View: 2975

(Jazz Transcriptions). Nearly 50 of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's recorded solos transcribed exactly for E-flat instruments, including: Blue Funk * Cannonball * Easy to Love (You'd Be So Easy to Love) * Fiddler on the Roof * I Remember You * Love for Sale * Milestones * Oleo * On Green Dolphin Street * People Will Say We're in Love * So What * Somethin' Else * Stardust * Straight No Chaser * Things Are Getting Better * What Is This Thing Called Love? * Who Cares? (So Long As You Care for Me) * You Got It * and many more.

Musicians in Transit

Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music

Author: Matthew B. Karush

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373777

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 4411

In Musicians in Transit Matthew B. Karush examines the transnational careers of seven of the most influential Argentine musicians of the twentieth century: Afro-Argentine swing guitarist Oscar Alemán, jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri, composer Lalo Schifrin, tango innovator Astor Piazzolla, balada singer Sandro, folksinger Mercedes Sosa, and rock musician Gustavo Santaolalla. As active participants in the globalized music business, these artists interacted with musicians and audiences in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and contended with genre distinctions, marketing conventions, and ethnic stereotypes. By responding creatively to these constraints, they made innovative music that provided Argentines with new ways of understanding their nation’s place in the world. Eventually, these musicians produced expressions of Latin identity that reverberated beyond Argentina, including a novel form of pop ballad; an anti-imperialist, revolutionary folk genre; and a style of rock built on a pastiche of Latin American and global genres. A website with links to recordings by each musician accompanies the book.

Keystone Korner

Portrait of a Jazz Club

Author: Kathy Sloane

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253356911

Category: Music

Page: 221

View: 4137

During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco’s Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. Tucked next to a police station in the city’s North Beach area, the Keystone became known as one of the most important jazz spots in the United States. It was so beloved by musicians that superstars McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones played a benefit concert just so the club could buy a liquor license. In this book, more than 100 black and white photographs, a collage of oral histories, and a marvelous CD of recordings from the club chronicle the Keystone experience.

Kind of Blue

The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece

Author: Ashley Kahn

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781862075412

Category: Jazz

Page: 224

View: 3514

Now in paperback and illustrated with vintage photos, "Kind of Blue" is "a small treasure" ("The New Yorker") and the bestselling account of the creation of a jazz classic. 50 photos.

Smooth Jazz

Saxophone Play-Along

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540022528

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 5959

(Saxophone Play-Along). The Saxophone Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the notation, listen to the audio to hear how the saxophone should sound, and then play-along using the separate backing tracks. The audio files can be downloaded or streamed and include PLAYBACK+ features such as tempo adjustment and looping. This volume includes 8 songs: Bermuda Nights * Blue Water * Europa * Flirt * Love Is on the Way * Maputo * Songbird * Winelight.

The Story of Trojan Records

Author: Laurence Cane-Honeysett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785630781


Page: 300

View: 2087

Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub, and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Trojan. It is made up of 12 chapters, 26 artist bios, 20 producer bios, extensive monologues from interviews, and thousands of images, many of which have not been previously published but never been collectively published.


The Life and Music of Dinah Washington

Author: Nadine Cohodas

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307427382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2330

Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington. A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the studio--making music one way or another. Dinah's tart and heartfelt voice quickly became her trademark; she was a distinctive stylist, crossing over from the "race" music category to the pop and jazz charts. Known in her day as Queen of the Blues and Queen of the Juke Boxes, Dinah was regarded as that rare "first take" artist, her studio recordings reflecting the same passionate energy she brought to the stage. As Nadine Cohodas shows us, Dinah suffered her share of heartbreak in her personal life, but she thrived on the growing audience response that greeted her signature tunes: "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes," "Evil Gal Blues," and "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)," with Brook Benton. She made every song she sang her own. Dinah lives large in these pages, with her seven marriages; her penchant for clothes, cars, furs, and diets; and her famously feisty personality--testy one moment and generous the next. This biography, meticulously researched and gracefully written, is the first to draw on extensive interviews with family members and newly discovered documents. It is a revelation of Dinah's work and her life. Cohodas captures the Queen in all her contradictions, and we hear in this book the voice of a natural star, born to entertain and to be loved.

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 603

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.