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For undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Jazz Survey, Evolution of Jazz, Introduction to Jazz, and Jazz Appreciation.
America's most widely used introduction to jazz text aims at capturing the minds of students by teaching the history of the styles and how to listen to jazz critically. While its chronological format serves as a great resource for beginners, Jazz Styles has been adopted by music history aficionados and advanced musicians because of its in-depth analysis of musical elements and its technical appendices that discuss advanced music theory concepts.
This new edition incorporates coverage of newly celebrated jazz musicians.
Music for this title is now available as a playlist on Spotify. Listen now.
Retains coverage of history by charts— listing major players in each style with silhouettes of the instruments they play.
Continues solid musical description for each historic style and exemplars—Early jazz, swing, bop, cool, hard bop, free jazz, fusion, smooth jazz, acid jazz, etc.
Respectful coverage of women vocalists within five different eras—African American vocal techniques (Origins of Jazz), vocal blues and Bessie Smith (Early Jazz), Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald (swing), Sarah Vaughan (bop), Betty Carter (1980-2005 chapter)
CDs available to be packaged with the text or purchased separately:
DEMO CD is 72 minutes with the author’s narrative. Explains 12-bar blues, A-A-B-A form, ride rhythms, walking bass, comping, syncopations, trumpet vs. flugelhorn, clarinet vs. soprano sax vs. alto sax vs. tenor sax vs. baritone sax, Harmon mute, plunger mute, chords, chord changes, blue notes, trombone, vibraphone, and flute
Jazz Classics CD 3CD set of 55 historic recordings—West African folk music, African American Gospel, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, James P. Johnson, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Stan Kenton, Lennie Tristano, Dave Brubeck, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, Weather Report, etc.
DVD: Listening to Jazz—60-minute video version of the DEMO CD by Steve Gryb. Demonstrates all the instruments plus rhythm section methods.
The eleventh edition of Jazz Styles sports updates to the endnotes reflecting new biographies in swing, bop, cool, hard bop, Bill Evans, and avant-garde jazz. Citations of web-accessible literature, recordings, and videos have been added.
PART I BASICS OF JAZZ
2. WHAT IS JAZZ?
3. APPRECIATING JAZZ IMRPOVISATION
PART II PREMODERN JAZZ
4. ORIGINS OF JAZZ
5. EARLY JAZZ: COMBO JAZZ PRIOR TO THE MIDDLE 1930s
6. SWING: THE EARLY 1930s TO THE LATE 1940s
7. DUKE ELLINGTON
8 THE COUNT BASIE BANDS
PART III MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1940s TO THE EARLY 1950s
9. BOP: THE EARLY 1940s TO THE EARLY 1950s
10. COOL JAZZ
11. HARD BOP
12. MILES DAVIS, HIS GROUPS & SIDEMEN
13. JOHN COLTRANE
PART IV MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1960s TO THE PRESENT
14. 1960s AND 1970s AVANTE-GARDE AND "FREE" JAZZ
15. BILL EVANS, HERBIE HANCOCK, CHICK COREA, AND KEITH JARRETT
16. JAZZ-ROCK FUSION
17. 1980 TO THE PRESENT
18. OTHER VOICES
APPENDIX A: BREIF OUTLINE OF JAZZ STYLES
APPENDIX B: ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
APPENDIX C: STRATEGIES FOR BUYING RECORDED MUSIC
APPENDIX D: A SMALL BASIC COLLECTION OF JAZZ VIDEOS
APPENDIX E: GLOSSARY
APPENDIX F: SUPPLEMENTARY READING
APPENDIX G: SOURCES FOR SOLO TRANSSCRIPTIONS
APPENDIX H: FOR MUSICIANS
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