Jazz Times

Jazz Times


  • Author :
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  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Jazz
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  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030330062


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Is Jazz Dead
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Is Jazz Dead


  • Author : Stuart Nicholson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781136730931


Is Jazz Dead Book Description :

Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here. Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an analysis of the American scene, how it came to be so stagnant, and what it can do to create a new level of creativity. This book is bound to be controversial among jazz purists and musicians; it will undoubtedly generate discussion about how jazz should grow...

Born to Play

Born to Play


  • Author : Thomas P. Hustad
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780810882645


Born to Play Book Description :

Ruby Braff's uncompromising standards, musical taste, and creative imagination informed his consummate artistry in creating music beautifully played. He achieved swiftly what few musicians accomplish in a lifetime by developing a unique and immediately recognizable style. Although prepared in discographical style, capturing information about both commercial recordings and previously undocumented performances, Born to Play serves as a biography of the artist, detailing the path he paved as a performer and featuring personal recollections of his musical career with commentary from other figures....

Jazz For Dummies
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Jazz For Dummies


  • Author : Dirk Sutro
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781118068526


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Americanizing Britain

Americanizing Britain


  • Author : Genevieve Abravanel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199942664


Americanizing Britain Book Description :

How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes the rise of the American Entertainment Empire as a new style of imperialism that threatened Britain's own. In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to imagine Britain's future through America. Abravanel explores how these...

At the Jazz Band Ball

At the Jazz Band Ball


  • Author : Nat Hentoff
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780520945883


At the Jazz Band Ball Book Description :

Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian—"I’m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"—has lived through much of jazz’s history and has known many of jazz’s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten sidemen and -women. This volume includes his best recent work—short essays, long interviews, and personal recollections. From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman and Quincy Jones, Hentoff brings the jazz greats to life and traces their art to gospel, blues, and many other forms of American music. At the Jazz Band Ball also includes Hentoff’s keen, cosmopolitan observ...

Jazz Pedagogy

Jazz Pedagogy


  • Author : J. Richard Dunscomb
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 0757991254


Jazz Pedagogy Book Description :

DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles....

A History of African American Jazz and Blues
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A History of African American Jazz and Blues


  • Author : Joan Cartwright, M.A.
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780557060108


A History of African American Jazz and Blues Book Description :

Three essays and interviews with photographs by author and musician Joan Cartwright about the creation of blues in America by Africans captured for servitude on Euro-American plantations over a span of 400 years. This book should be read by music students and enthusiasts, alike....

What to Listen for in Jazz

What to Listen for in Jazz


  • Author : Barry Kernfeld
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10
  • Genre: Music
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  • ISBN 10 : 0300072597


What to Listen for in Jazz Book Description :

From the editor of the "New Grove Dictionary of Jazz" comes a unique way of approaching and understanding jazz. Drawing on 21 historic jazz recordings, reproduced on a compact disc that accompanies the book, Barry Kernfeld illustrates jazz rhythm, form, arrangement, composition, improvisation, style and sound....

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck


  • Author : Philip Clark
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780306921650


Dave Brubeck Book Description :

The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ("Take Five") In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his "classic" quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career. Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a conv...