Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz
Available:
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780205947393
Release: 2013-01-03
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of formats – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Distinguish the main style eras NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205955231 / 9780205955237 Concise Guide to Jazz Plus NEW MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205937004 / 9780205937004 Concise Guide to Jazz 0205938485 / 9780205938483 NEW MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition

Concise Guide to Jazz  Books a la Carte Edition
Available:
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0205937497
Release: 2012-12-28
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Distinguish the main style eras This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class -- all at a fraction of the bound book price.

Jazz Styles

Jazz Styles
Available:
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0132683768
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Concise History of Jazz

A Concise History of Jazz
Available:
Author: JOHN ROBERT BROWN
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781609742843
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Mel Bay Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.

Play the Way You Feel

Play the Way You Feel
Available:
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780190847579
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This book-both a narrative and a film directory-surveys and analyzes English-language feature films (and a few shorts and TV shows/movies) made between 1927 and 2016 that tell stories about jazz music, its musicians, its history and culture. Play the Way You Feel looks at jazz movies as a narrative tradition with recurring plot points and story tropes, whose roots and development are traced. It also demonstrates how jazz stories cut across diverse genres-biopic, romance, musical, comedy and science fiction, horror, crime and comeback stories, "race movies" and modernized Shakespeare-even as they constitute a genre of their own. The book is also a directory/checklist of such films, 66 of them with extensive credits, plus dozens more shorter/capsule discussions. Where jazz films are based on literary sources, they are examined, and the nature of their adaptation explored: what gets retained, removed, or invented? What do historical films get right and wrong? How does a film's music, and the style of the filmmaking itself, reinforce or undercut the story?--

How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz
Available:
Author: Ted Gioia
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780465097777
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America's premier art forms. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand and better appreciate America's greatest contribution to music. "Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." -Economist

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method
Available:
Author: Mark Davis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781495051296
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

New Dutch Swing

New Dutch Swing
Available:
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Pages: 337
ISBN: 0823083489
Release: 2000
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New Dutch Swing is a panoramic history of two generations of improvisers and composers and a collective portrait of a musical world both strange and familiar. Combining oral history with critical evaluations of recordings and reconstructions of key events, Kevin Whitehead documents a sort of alternative universe for jazz, where humor counts for more than dead seriousness; where the boundaries between music and theater blur; where a unique blend of cultural influences, from Surinamese to South African, find their way into the mix; and where pranksters Charles Ives and Thelonious Monk are major influences, along with the minimalism of Terry Riley and Holland's Louis Andreissen (whose own boogie-woogie roots are bared). Drawing on the testimony of non-Hollanders as diverse as Steve Lacy, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, John Tchicai, and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as on the recollections of dozens of Dutch musicians, including Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Willem Breuker, Louis Andriessen, and Maarten Altena, Whitehead steps back to track the development of conducted improvising, game pieces, portable electronic instruments, and the birth of the European free jazz scene in the 1960s. For music fans who have enjoyed the records and concerts of such artists as the ICP Orchestra, the Willem Breuker Kollektief, and the Clusone Trio as well as for those for whom they are unfamiliar, New Dutch Swing presents a unique and engaging exploration of one of contemporary jazz's most vital scenes.

All Music Guide to Jazz

All Music Guide to Jazz
Available:
Author: Vladimir Bogdanov,Chris Woodstra,Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pages: 1472
ISBN: 087930717X
Release: 2002
Editor: San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Covers more than eighteen thousand recordings and more than 1,700 musicians from across the jazz spectrum and includes a history of the different types of jazz, the evolution of jazz instruments, and essays on styles.

The Essential Jazz Recordings

The Essential Jazz Recordings
Available:
Author: Ross Porter
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781551992471
Release: 2008-11-19
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre. Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being recorded seemingly by almost every artist and band or trio, it’s very hard to know where to start or to improve a CD collection. The Essential Jazz Recordings provides a trustworthy, concise guide, heavily skewed to Porter’s personal favourites and showcasing Canadian talent where it’s merited. With background information on the music, the artist, and the recording, Porter explains the unique merits of each recording, from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday to Diana Krall. With this guide, dedicated jazz aficionados can ensure a complete collection and novices can expand their knowledge. Both will hugely enjoy the musical riches in The Essential Jazz Recordings.

Jazz Theory Handbook

Jazz Theory Handbook
Available:
Author: PETER SPITZER
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781619115187
Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Mel Bay Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jazz Theory Handbook is a complete guide to all the essential topics of jazz theory, suitable for all treble instruments. Its approach is clear and concise,realistic and practical. This book will help you to understand how contemporaryjazz players think, and to apply theory concepts in your own playing. Subjects are introduced progressively, with each new one based on those introduced before. Topics include chord building, harmonic movement, modes, II-V-I licks, polychords, blues, rhythm changes, how to learn tunes, practice techniques,playing outside, and more. All of the book's musical examples are performed on the accompanying audio, along with sample solos and 3 play-along tracks with a great rhythm section. Jazz Theory Handbook is designed for both self- study andclassroom use. Audio download available online

Jazz Classics

Jazz Classics
Available:
Author: Mark C. Gridley,David Cutler
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0130993484
Release: 2002-09
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Jazz and History of Jazz. This broad and encompassing survey provides a rich, informative, and chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on it's origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and the personalities that have contributed to this innovative form of music. The text helps musicians and non-musicians alike increase their appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. When purchased packaged with Jazz Styles the Jazz Classics and Jazz Demonstration CD's are available at a discounted price. Want to include more historical recordings for your study of jazz? Order a text package that includes the FREE Prentice Hall Jazz Collection CD. Click on PACKAGE OPTIONS on the left for more details.

Why Jazz

Why Jazz
Available:
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780199753338
Release: 2011-01-05
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans. Organized chronologically in a convenient question and answer format, this terrific resource makes jazz accessible to a broad audience, and especially to readers who've found the music bewildering or best left to the experts. Yet Why Jazz? is much more than an informative Q&A; it concisely traces the century-old history of this American and global art form, from its beginnings in New Orleans up through the current postmodern period. Whitehead provides brief profiles of the archetypal figures of jazz--from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis and John Zorn--and illuminates their contributions as musicians, performers, and composers. Also highlighted are the building blocks of the jazz sound--call and response, rhythmic contrasts, personalized performance techniques and improvisation--and discussion of how visionary musicians have reinterpreted these elements to continually redefine jazz, ushering in the swing era, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, and the avant-garde. Along the way, Why Jazz? provides helpful plain-English descriptions of musical terminology and techniques, from "blue notes" to "conducted improvising." And unlike other histories which haphazardly cover the stylistic branches of jazz that emerged after the 1960s, Why Jazz? groups latter-day musical trends by decade, the better to place them in historical context. Whether read in self-contained sections or as a continuous narrative, this compact reference presents a trove of essential information that belongs on the shelf of anyone who's ever been interested in jazz.

The Jazz Fiction Anthology

The Jazz Fiction Anthology
Available:
Author: Sascha Feinstein,David Rife
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9780253221377
Release: 2009
Editor: Indiana University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gathering of the best jazz fiction from the 1920s to the present, this anthology includes 20th-century fiction by Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Richard Yates, and others, plus important recent work from writers such as Yusef Komunyakaa, Xu Xi, and Amiri Baraka. Together these artists demonstrate the strong influence of jazz on fiction. That influence can be felt in prose styles shaped by jazz—freewheeling, dramatic, conversational, improvisatory; in stories of players and listeners searching for what lies beyond the music's aesthetic power; and in the ambience of the jazz performance as captured by the written word. What sounds throughout these stories is the universal voice of humanity that is the essence of the music.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Available:
Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0415240174
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A much-needed guide to thinking critically for oneself and how to tell a good argument from a bad one. Includes topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music, chapter summaries, glossary and exercises.

Jazz Styles

Jazz Styles
Available:
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Pages: 442
ISBN: 0135079632
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide
Available:
Author: John Swenson
Pages: 219
ISBN: UOM:39015009724397
Release: 1985
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here are sixty-odd years of recorded jazz brillaintly reviewed in one essential source. Covering more than 4,000 currently available jazz albums, this long-needed work will remain the standard reference in the field for years to come.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz
Available:
Author: Loren Schoenberg
Pages: 285
ISBN: 039952794X
Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes a concise history of jazz music, entries on noteworthy composers and musicians, listings of classic songs and compositions, a dictionary of jazz terminology, and a listing of the fifty most influential jazz CDs.

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy
Available:
Author: Donald A. Hodges
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781317356479
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy helps music students choose a philosophy that will guide them throughout their careers. The book is divided into three sections: central issues that any music philosophy ought to consider (e.g., beauty, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, significant philosophical positions, exploring what major thinkers have had to say on the subject; and finally, opportunities for students to consider the ramifications of these ideas for themselves. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to make choices that will inform a philosophy of music and music education with which they are most comfortable to align. Frequently, music philosophy courses are taught in such a way that the teacher, as well as the textbook used, promotes a particular viewpoint. A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy presents the most current, prevalent philosophies for consideration. Students think through different issues and consider practical applications. There are numerous musical examples, each with links from the author’s home website to online video performances. Examples are largely from the Western classical canon, but also jazz, popular, and world music styles. In the last two chapters, students apply their views to practical situations and learn the differences between philosophy and advocacy. "Hodges has written an excellent resource for those wanting a short—but meaningful—introduction to the major concepts in music philosophy. Applicable to a number of courses in the music curriculum, this much-needed book is both accessible and flexible, containing musical examples, tables and diagrams, and additional readings that make it particularly useful for a student's general introduction to the topic. I especially like the emphasis on the personal development of a philosophical position, which makes the material especially meaningful for the student of music." —Peter R. Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, USA

Arranging for Horns

Arranging for Horns
Available:
Author: Jerry Gates
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781495027437
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Berklee Guide). Write for a horn section! In this book, you will learn how to add saxophones and brass to a rhythm section ensemble. You will learn the capabilities and characteristics of the most common instruments, and how to order them effectively. You will also learn the different roles that a horn section can serve in your ensemble. Audio tracks demonstrate the key concepts, as exemplified in a complete score.