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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, it teaches the chronology of jazz by showing students how to listen and what to notice in each style. Though originally conceived for nonmusicians and written at a college freshmen reading level, Jazz Styles also has been widely adopted in courses for musicians because of its point-by-point specification of each style’s musical characteristics and its technical appendix. The text helps students hear how the styles differ and why the top names are important. The book’s listening guides offer in-depth analysis for 38 historic recordings contained on the 2CD Jazz Classics collection.
Retains coverage of history by charts–Listing major players in each style with silhouettes of the instruments they play.
Retains solid musical description for each historic style and exemplars–Early jazz, swing, bop, cool, hard bop, free jazz, fusion, smooth jazz, acid jazz, etc.
Retains 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)
Retains format of listening guides–With solo-by-solo access via individual track numbers.
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 2CD set of 38 historic recordings (158 minute)–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.
Listening to Jazz–60-minute video version of the DEMO CD by Steve Gryb.
~ Demonstrates all the instruments plus rhythm section methods
17 additional historic recordings
17 additional listening guides
Coverage of Mary Lou Williams in the Swing chapter
Shortened and revised chapter 17 now includes the soul saxes, klezmer jazz, hip hop jazz, neo-swing, neo-classical, Latin jazz, Betty Carter.
Photos of Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Konitz, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, John McLaughlin, Tito Puente, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, John Zorn, Dave Sanborn, Dave Douglas, DJ Logic, Betty Carter
I. BASICS OF JAZZ.
2. What Is Jazz?
3. Appreciating Jazz Improvisation.
II. PREMODERN JAZZ.
4. Origins of Jazz.
5. Early Jazz.
7. Duke Ellington.
8. The Count Basie Bands.
III. MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1940s TO THE EARLY 1960s.
10. Cool Jazz.
11. Hard Bop.
12. Miles Davis, His Groups and Sidemen.
13. John Coltrane.
IV. MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1960s TO THE EARLY 1990s.
14. 1960s and 70s Avant-Garde and "Free" Jazz.
15. Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.
16. Jazz-Rock Fusion.
17. Contemporary Jazz: 1980 to 2005.
Appendix: The Elements of Music.
Helps nonmusicians understand rhythm, syncopation, polyrhythm, swing eighth notes, scales, keys, tonality, modality, blue notes, chords and chord progressions, tone color. Keyed to the DEMO CD.
Appendix: For Musicians.
Illustrates chord changes (12-bar blues and turnarounds), modes, comping, ride rhythms, walking bass, rock bass, funk drumming.
Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart.
Elements of Music.
Guide to Jazz Videos.
Sources for Notated Jazz Solos.
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