Experiencing Ornette Coleman: A Listener's Companion

Experiencing Ornette Coleman: A Listener's Companion

by Michael Stephans


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442249622
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Series: Listener's Companion Series
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Stephans is a well-known and respected jazz drummer who has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Bennie Maupin, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Liebman, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Uri Caine, Alan Broadbent, John Patitucci, Scott Colley, Bob Dorough, and many others. He holds a doctorate in education and master’s degrees in English and education. He teaches writing at Bloomsburg University is the author of Experiencing Jazz: A Listener’s Companion (Scarecrow Press 2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Opening the Door. . .
1.Dancing in Your Head
2.Ramblin’: The First Quartets
3.Sound Gravitations: The Trios
4.Sounds and Forms: The Path to Skies of America
5.Feet Music: From Joujouka to Prime Time
6.Round Trip: Late Quartets and Other Ensembles
Intermezzo: Cherry and Charlie
7.Don Cherry: A Path to the Global Village
8.Charlie Haden: Ramblin’ Boy
Finale: Voices
9.In All Languages: Kudos, Ornette-isms, and Meditations
Afterword: Ears . . . Mind . . . Heart
Selected Reading
Selected Listening
Appendix A: Speaking with Sonny Rollins about Ornette Coleman
Appendix B: Surfing the Jazz Net: Selected Web Resources

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