Introduction to Jazz History / Edition 6

Introduction to Jazz History / Edition 6

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by Donald D. Megill, Richard S. Demory
     
 

This classic chronological survey of jazz history brings the various historical styles to life by exploring them through the lives of the musicians and a study of their recordings. KEY TOPICS An eight-part organization covers THE BLUES;PIANO STYLES—1890-1940; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND DIXIELAND—1910-1940; SWING—1934-1945;

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This classic chronological survey of jazz history brings the various historical styles to life by exploring them through the lives of the musicians and a study of their recordings. KEY TOPICS An eight-part organization covers THE BLUES;PIANO STYLES—1890-1940; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND DIXIELAND—1910-1940; SWING—1934-1945; BEBOP—1943-1960; THIRD STREAM, COOL, AND BEYOND—1949- ; FREE JAZZ—1960- ; and JAZZ/ROCK FUSION—1968- . For jazz lovers.

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ISBN-13:
9780131829206
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/25/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
231,328
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Roots of Jazz.

2. Work Songs: Huddie Ledbetter—“Leadbelly.”

I. THE BLUES—1900- .

3. Country Blues: Robert Johnson.

4. City Blues: Bessie Smith.

5. The Blues Continues: Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray.

II. PIANO STYLES—1890-1940.

6. Ragtime: Scott Joplin.

7. Stride: James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.

8. Boogie-Woogie: Jimmy Yancey and Meade “Lux” Lewis.

9. Piano Styles in Transition: “Fatha” Hines, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.

III. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND DIXIELAND—1910-1940.

10. New Orleans Dixieland: Joe “King” Oliver.

11. The Move to Chicago: Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.

12. Jelly Roll Morton.

13. Leading Dixieland Soloists.

IV. SWING—1934-1945.

14. Swing: Benny Goodman and Fletcher Henderson.

15. Duke Ellington.

16. Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Lester Young.

17. Swing in Transition.

V. BEBOP—1943-1960.

18. The Bebop Revolution: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

19. Bebop Piano: Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell.

20. Hard Bop (Straight Ahead and Funky).

21. Bebop: In the Mainstream Today.

VI. THIRD STREAM, COOL, AND BEYOND—1949- .

22. Third Stream and Avant-Garde: Miles Davis and Bill Evans.

23. Charles Mingus and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

24. Big Bands Continue.

VII. FREE JAZZ—1960- .

25. Free Jazz: Ornette Coleman.

26. John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy.

27. Anthony Braxton and Cecil Taylor.

VIII. JAZZ/ROCK FUSION—1968- .

28. Fusion: Chick Corea.

29. Fusion to Crossover.

Epilogue: Jazz in Action.

An Essay on Jazz and the Creative Spirit.

Appendix A: The Elements of Music for the Nonmusician.

Appendix B: The Elements of Jazz.

Appendix C: Rock to Fusion: An Overview.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Discography.

Index.

GUIDE TO THE RECORDINGS.

Leadbelly, Julie Ann Johnson.

R. Johnson, Hellhound On My Trail.

R. Cray, Labor of Love.

A. Tatum, Sophisticated Lady.

L. Armstrong, West End Blues.

B. Beiderbecke, Somebody Stole My Gal.

B. Goodman, Lets Dance.

E. Hines, 57 Varieties.

C. Parker, Koko.

Jazz Messengers.

A. Blakey

W. Marsalis, E.T.A..

B. McFerrin, Another Night in Tunisia.

M. Davis, Miles Runs the Voodoo Down.

C. Mingus, Fables of Faubus.

S. Kenton, Artistry in Rhythm.

B. Mintzer, The Ring.

J. Coltrane, My Favorite Things.

E. Dolphy, Oleo.

World Saxophone, Steppin Quartet.

Return to Forever, Musicmagic.

Weather Report, Port of Entry.

M. Brecker, Itsbynne ReeL.

New York Voices, Round Midnight.

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