Jazz Styles : History and Analysis / Edition 7

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A layman's guide to jazz, this #1 best-seller focuses on what jazz is, how it is made, and how to listen to it—pairing written narrative with audio recordings as it details the basic musical principles, important styles, major artists, musical trends, history, innovations, and instruments of jazz. Highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era in a point-by-point manner, it offer companion CDs, cassettes and a video to help the reader/listeners improve their ear for music, increase their listening enjoyment, and gain a deeper appreciation of the many layers of sound music. Provides an informative, chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on it's origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and contributing artists. Covers early jazz, swing, bop, cool jazz, "free" jazz, and jazz-rock fusion—highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era. Discusses many influential performers, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius. Integrates numerous photos, and detailed drawings of hard-to-describe instruments, and includes 21 "Listening Guides with Timings" that help readers analyze CD pieces measure-by-measure. Ties material to accompanying recordings "Jazz Styles" and Jazz Classics", available in both cassette and CD; also features a 60-minute video version of "Jazz Styles" that demonstrates all instruments and rhythm section methods. Now looks at the blues, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and acid jazz, plus updates CD collection list and footnotes. For musicbuffs and jazz aficionados.
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A text for courses in jazz appreciation, focusing on American instrumental jazz and emphasizing descriptions of jazz styles rather than a decade-by-decade chronicle. Contains chapter summaries, b&w photos, a chronology, guides to jazz albums and videos, and separate appendices on elements of music for musicians and nonmusicians. In this sixth edition chapters begin on the same page numbers as the fifth. Music cassettes/CD-ROMs are available. For high school through college students with no previous knowledge of music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130145154
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 2
2 What is Jazz? 4
3 Appreciating Jazz Improvisation 11
4 Origins of Jazz 32
5 Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930s 53
6 Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940s 86
7 Duke Ellington 106
8 The Count Basie Bands 126
9 Bop 139
10 Cool Jazz 174
11 Hard Bop 195
12 Miles Davis, His Groups and Sidemen 219
13 John Coltrane 252
14 1960s and 70s Avant-Garde and "Free" Jazz 272
15 Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett 301
16 Jazz-Rock Fusion 324
Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart 356
Elements of Music 358
Guide to Album Buying 392
Guide to Jazz Videos 400
Glossary 401
Supplementary Reading 406
Sources for Notated Jazz Solos 412
For Musicians 415
Index 432
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