Jazz Styles : History and Analysis / Edition 7

Jazz Styles : History and Analysis / Edition 7

by Mark C. Gridley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 013021227X

ISBN-13: 9780130212276

Pub. Date: 06/23/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130212276
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
06/23/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction
2(2)
part I BASICS OF JAZZ
What is Jazz?
4(7)
Appreciating Jazz Improvisation
11(21)
part II PREMODERN JAZZ
Origins of Jazz
32(21)
Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior To The Middle 1930s
53(37)
Swing: The Early 1930s To The Late 1940s
90(24)
Duke Ellington
114(20)
The Count Basie Bands
134(13)
part III MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1940s TO THE EARLY 1960s
Bop
147(37)
Cool Jazz
184(21)
Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz
187(2)
Birth of the Cool
189(1)
West Coast Style of the 1950s
190(15)
Hard Bop
205(24)
Miles Davis, His Groups & Sidemen
229(33)
John Coltrane
262(20)
part IV MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1960s TO THE EARLY 1990s
1960s And 1970s Avant-Garde & "Free" Jazz
282(29)
Ornette Coleman
284(3)
Don Cherry
287(1)
Cecil Taylor
288(3)
Albert Ayler
291(1)
Charles Mingus
292(3)
Eric Dolphy
295(4)
Sun Ra
299(4)
The Art Ensemble of Chicago
303(2)
Anthony Braxton
305(1)
The World Saxophone Quartet
305(6)
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, & Keith Jarrett
311(23)
Bill Evans
312(6)
Herbie Hancock
318(4)
Chick Corea
322(4)
Keith Jarrett
326(8)
Jazz-Rock Fusion
334(114)
Miles Davis
341(4)
John McLaughlin
345(3)
Larry Coryell/Joe Zawinul
348(4)
Weather Report
352(2)
Jaco Pastorius
354(2)
Pat Metheny
356(1)
New Age/Smooth Jazz
357(2)
Acid Jazz
359(13)
APPENDIX
Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart
372(2)
Elements of Music
374(34)
Rhythm:
Beat
374(1)
Tempo
374(1)
Meter
375(1)
Rhythm
375(1)
syncopation
376(3)
swing eighths
379(1)
polyrhythm
380(1)
Scales, Keys, Tonality, and Modality
381(6)
Blue Notes
387(1)
Chords and Chord Progressions
388(3)
Chord Voicing
391(1)
The Blues
392(1)
The Thirty-Two-Bar A-A-B-A Tune
393(1)
Listening for Twelve-Bar Blues/Thirty-Two-Bar Forms
394(3)
Detecting Other Forms
397(2)
Modal Forms
399(2)
The Effects of Form on Improvisation
401(1)
Phrasing in Relation to Form
402(1)
Tone Color
403(5)
Guide To Album Buying
408(8)
Guide To Jazz Videos
416(1)
Glossary
417(5)
Supplementary Reading
422(6)
Sources For Notated Jazz Solos
428(3)
For Musicians
431(17)
Chords and Chord Progressions
431(1)
Twelve-Bar Blues Progressions
432(1)
Turnarounds
432(1)
Voicing
433(1)
Modes
434(6)
Comping
440(1)
Walking Bass Lines
441(1)
Rock Bass Lines
442(2)
Latin American Bass Line
444(1)
Syncopations
444(1)
Comping Figures for "Rhythm Changes"
445(1)
Ride Rhythms
446(1)
Jazz-Rock/Jazz-Funk Drumming
447(1)
Index 448

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