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This well-balanced introduction to the tradition-rich world of jazz offers something for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced musician or listener. Now complete with an audio CD with samples from key works to enhance the listening experience, this new edition looks at the origins and development of jazz and gives insight into its musical structures and the ways in which it is played. It also covers important practitioners and bands and provides readers with extensive advice on starting their own ...

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Overview

This well-balanced introduction to the tradition-rich world of jazz offers something for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced musician or listener. Now complete with an audio CD with samples from key works to enhance the listening experience, this new edition looks at the origins and development of jazz and gives insight into its musical structures and the ways in which it is played. It also covers important practitioners and bands and provides readers with extensive advice on starting their own collections of recorded jazz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844200125
  • Publisher: NTC Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Preface viii
Introduction xi
The scope of this book xi
Summary xii
The CD xiii
Beyond this book xiii
Part 1 The history and development of jazz 1
01 What is jazz? 3
Jazz and the six senses 4
Non-jazz 5
02 The three elements of music 6
Rhythm--work songs 7
Melody and harmony 8
Conclusion 9
03 The raw materials of jazz 10
Nineteenth-century ballads 10
Traditional/popular music 11
Religious music 11
Brass bands 11
'Serious' music 12
Ragtime 12
The blues 12
04 The birth of jazz 13
Why 'jazz'? 14
05 Pioneers of jazz 16
Recordings 16
The Spasm Band 17
The first jass band 18
Joe 'King' Oliver 18
Freddie Keppard 19
Jelly Roll Morton 19
Edward 'Kid' Ory 20
Johnny St Cyr 21
Johnny Dodds 21
Jimmie Noone 21
Baby Dodds 22
Louis Armstrong 22
The Hot 5 23
Early white jazz 24
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB) 24
New Orleans Rhythm Kings (NORK) 25
Ted Lewis 26
The Austin High School Gang 26
Bix Beiderbecke 27
06 The blues 28
Examples of different types of song 29
12-bar blues 30
Types of blues 30
Blues singers 31
'Blind Lemon' Jefferson 32
'Leadbelly' 32
Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey 32
Lonnie Johnson 33
William Lee Conley 'Big Bill' Broonzy 33
Bessie Smith 33
Lizzie Miles 33
Ida Cox 34
Bertha 'Chippie' Hill 34
Josh White 34
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 34
Muddy Waters 35
W C Handy 35
R&B 35
07 Piano ragtime and stride 36
Scott Joplin 37
Piano jazz 38
James P Johnson 38
Willie 'The Lion' Smith 39
Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington 39
Thomas 'Fats' Waller 40
Count Basie 40
Earl 'Fatha' Hines 41
08 New Orleans jazz migrates 42
New Orleans 42
The riverboats 42
Chicago 43
World War I 44
Conclusion 44
09 Big bands 46
Paul Whiteman 48
Mildred Bailey 48
Fletcher Henderson 48
Don Redman 49
Chick Webb 49
Ella Fitzgerald 49
Billie Holiday 50
Jimmie Lunceford 50
10 Boogie woogie 51
Jimmy Yancey 52
Charles 'Cow Cow' Davenport 52
Clarence 'Pine-top' Smith 52
Pete Johnson 53
Meade 'Lux' Lewis 53
Albert Ammons 53
11 The swing era 54
Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra 55
Benny Goodman 55
Glenn Miller 56
The Dorsey brothers 56
Artie Shaw 56
Lionel Hampton 57
Woody Herman 57
Charlie Barnet 57
Harry James 57
More boogie woogie 58
What happened to swing? 58
12 Bop and afterbop 59
Jazz in the 1940s 59
Bop 59
Dizzy Gillespie 60
Charlie Parker 61
Kenny Clarke 61
Oscar Pettiford 61
Bud Powell 61
Thelonious Monk 62
Buddy de Franco 62
Jay Jay Johnson 62
MJQ 62
Charlie Christian 63
Afterbop 63
Gil Evans 64
Pete Rugolo 64
Art Blakey 65
Lennie Tristano 65
Tadd Dameron 65
Dave Brubeck 65
Fats Navarro 65
Sonny Stitt 66
Charles Mingus 66
John Coltrane 66
Miles Davis 66
Oscar Peterson 67
Max Roach 67
Stan Getz 67
Gerry Mulligan 67
Horace Silver 68
Sonny Rollins 68
Ornette Coleman 68
13 New Orleans revival 69
William Geary 'Bunk' Johnson 70
George Lewis 70
Revival in the UK 71
Skiffle etc. 73
British modernists 74
Conclusion 74
Part 2 The structure of jazz 75
14 The instruments of jazz 77
Brass 77
Reeds 79
Other wind instruments 81
Strings 81
Guitar tuning 82
Electronics and music 83
Percussion 84
Keyboards 85
The jazz band line-up 87
15 Rudiments of music 89
Introduction 89
Chords and dots 90
The keyboard 91
The great stave 91
The time signature 92
16 Practical music making 94
Practice 94
Advice to the beginners' band 95
Listening 96
Sitting in 96
17 Scales and chords 97
Scales 97
Key signatures 100
The naming of notes 101
The fifth 103
Equal temperament 104
Common chords 105
The circle of fifths 106
A simple chord sequence 106
Further chord sequences 107
18 Further chords 109
The minor scales 109
Minor chords 109
The blues scale 110
Seventh chords 111
Sixth chords 112
Diminished chords 113
Augmented chords 113
Further intervals 114
Inversions 114
Careless Love 115
The band plays on 115
Oh, listen to the band 116
Getting from A to B (and other letters) 116
19 Chord sequences 118
Introduction 118
'Calypso' sequence 119
'Final' sequence 119
High Society 120
Ensemble 121
The chorus 121
The trio 122
Three-chord circular sequence 122
Four-chord circular sequence 122
Up A Lazy River 123
Ditty for Keith 123
A ragtime sequence 124
The Entertainer 125
The blues 126
The 32-bar ballad form 128
Stride piano 129
Boogie woogie 130
Conclusion 131
Appendix Jazz musicians 132
Index 141
Notes to accompany the CD 145
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