The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (The History of Jazz Book 2)
Here is the book jazz lovers have eagerly awaited, the second volume of Gunther Schuller's monumental The History of Jazz. When the first volume, Early Jazz, appeared two decades ago, it immediately established itself as one of the seminal works on American music. Nat Hentoff called it "a remarkable breakthrough in musical analysis of jazz," and Frank Conroy, in The New York Times Book Review, praised it as "definitive.... A remarkable book by any standard...unparalleled in the literature of jazz." It has been universally recognized as the basic musical analysis of jazz from its beginnings until 1933.The Swing Era focuses on that extraordinary period in American musical history--1933 to 1945--when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music, its social dances and musical entertainment. The book's thorough scholarship, critical perceptions, and great love and respect for jazz puts this well-remembered era of American music into new and revealing perspective. It examines how the arrangements of Fletcher Henderson and Eddie Sauter--whom Schuller equates with Richard Strauss as "a master of harmonic modulation"--contributed to Benny Goodman's finest work...how Duke Ellington used the highly individualistic trombone trio of Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, and Lawrence Br...
- ASIN: B005H0CCSG
A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000
A comprehensive and up-to-date history of the genre from its origins in New Orleans to the digital improvisers of the new millennium. Unlike most books on the subject, the vast majority of the text covers music recorded in the more recent decades. It is also a unique project in that it emphasizes composition and arrangement, and not only improvisation. The author's background in rock music, classical music and avantgarde music gives it a unique flavor, crossing borders and questioning stereotypes. "A History of Jazz Music" is the third book in a bold project to synthesize the music of the 20th century. "A History of Rock Music" and "A History of Popular Music", by the same authors, are the complementary pieces of this project.
- ASIN: 0976553139
The History of Jazz
Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present.Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the ren...
- ASIN: B004Y4UT5Y
Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches
“A must-read for all dancers as the invaluable historical references and in-depth coverage of the different jazz forms cannot be found in such detail in any other book on the market today.”—Debra McWaters, author of Musical Theatre Training “Artfully weaves history and professional perspectives to reveal the boundaries of the jazz dance world. It invites the reader to develop a more complicated definition of jazz dance for the twenty-first century.”—Susan A. Lee, Northwestern University The history of jazz dance is best understood by thinking of it as a tree. The roots of jazz dance are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. From the vernacular have grown many and varied branches, including tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and more.Unique in its focus on history rather than technique, Jazz Dance offers the only overview of trends and developments since 1960. Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international app...
- Brand: University Press of Florida
- ASIN: 0813061296
Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s
This indispensable book brings us face to face with some of the most memorable figures in jazz history and charts the rise and development of bop in the late 1930s and '40s. Ira Gitler interviewed more than 50 leading jazz figures, over a 10-year period, to preserve for posterity their recollections of the transition in jazz from the big band era to the modern jazz period. The musicians interviewed, including both the acclaimed and the unrecorded, tell in their own words how this renegade music emerged, why it was a turning point in American jazz, and how it influenced their own lives and work. Placing jazz in historical context, Gitler demonstrates how the mood of the nation in its post-Depression years, racial attitudes of the time, and World War II combined to shape the jazz of today.
- ASIN: 0195050703
From the earliest "riverboat jazz" to Dizzy Gillespie's "Hep-Sations of 1945", "Swing Out" is the story of the great black dance bands who dazzled America for over 40 years. Included are stories of the greats: how Fletcher Henderson would become so hypnotised by the sound of his band that he would quit playing piano and just listen; how "Bubber" Miley of the Duke Ellington Orchestra invented the "growl technique"; how Noble Sissle became the darling of the international set; how John Hammond brought Count Basie to New York; how Erskine Hawkins developed a short musical break into the hit "Tuxedo Junction"; how Jimmie Lunceford created his orchestra from his high school students; and scores of other inside stories about such notables as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway and Earl Hines.
- ASIN: 0306805014
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
Here is the story of "Hot Miss Lil" Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage.Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat. She jammed at home, at church, and even at her first job in a music store. At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone, Lil earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band. She went on to achieve fame as a bandleader and composer, and "swung" with many of the greatest early jazz musicians, including her husband, Louis Armstrong. Award-winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood brilliantly capture the rhythms and passions of this jazz pioneer and legend whose music and story deserve to be heard. This biography contains strong back matter which includes archival images, further information about Lil, a list of some of her songs and recordings, a timeline, an author's note, and a bibliography.
- ASIN: 1629795550
History of Jazz: Very Best Of Swing Bebop Cool
The horn heroes, guitar geniuses, iconic singers, the most notorious characters in the annals of jazz they're all here. These take you from coast to coast and from the age of swing to the birth of fusion: Dinah Fats Waller; Nuages Django Reinhardt; Frenesi Artie Shaw; Drummin' Man Gene Krupa; Fine and Mellow Billie Holiday; in the Mood Glenn Miller; Mood Indigo Duke Ellington; Groovin' High Charlie Parker; Walkin' Miles Davis; Misty Erroll Garner, plus everyone from Satchmo to Sassy to Pat Metheny!
- ASIN: B000N4S9LU
- UPC: 076119510334
Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz The Stories Behind the Songs
"Tell a story." That was the advice of Lester Young, the celebrated tenor saxophonist of the Count Basie Orchestra. "Tunes of the Twenties" follows that advice. The songs in this book have stories to tell. They come from the streets of New Orleans, rural Mississippi, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, Hollywood, churches that were home to haunting spirituals, and concert halls that presented classical masterpieces. Each one is unique, with a circumstance and a history that reflect the diversity of American culture and the dynamic of American business. In "Tunes of the Twenties" author Robert Rawlins discusses each of the 250 songs included in his previous publication "The Real Dixieland Book," taking readers backstage to share the intriguing stories associated with their publication and subsequent history. Anyone who holds a fascination for the era of prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies will enjoy reading about the music that went along with it. Robert Rawlins is the author of six books, including "Jazzology," "The Real Dixieland Book," and "How to Play From a Real Book," and has published more than 100 articles in magazines and journals. In addition to his university teaching, he has also been a performing musician his entire life, working with leading entertainers and jazz bands.
- ASIN: 0996594906
Stride Piano: Jazz Piano Solos Series Volume 35
(Jazz Piano Solos). The stride piano style is in the spotlight with this collection of 19 selections in arrangements including chord names. Songs: Ain't Misbehavin' * Carolina Shout * Fingerbuster (Fingerbreaker) * Honeysuckle Rose * Lulu's Back in Town * Makin' Whoopee! * Smashing Thirds * Tea for Two * Viper's Drag * Willow Weep for Me * and more.
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 1495007510
- UPC: 888680038441
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