Jazz Styles : History and Analysis / Edition 7

Jazz Styles : History and Analysis / Edition 7

by Mark C. C. Gridley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130145181

ISBN-13: 9780130145185

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: Pearson

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130145185
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction2
2What is Jazz?4
3Appreciating Jazz Improvisation11
4Origins of Jazz32
5Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930s53
6Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940s86
7Duke Ellington106
8The Count Basie Bands126
9Bop139
10Cool Jazz174
11Hard Bop195
12Miles Davis, His Groups and Sidemen219
13John Coltrane252
141960s and 70s Avant-Garde and "Free" Jazz272
15Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett301
16Jazz-Rock Fusion324
Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart356
Elements of Music358
Guide to Album Buying392
Guide to Jazz Videos400
Glossary401
Supplementary Reading406
Sources for Notated Jazz Solos412
For Musicians415
Index432

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