Jazz
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
Billie Holiday
The Musician and the Myth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670014729
Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talent When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in ?twentieth-century popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive, most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele. Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her lifeher prostitution at the age of fourteen, her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationshipsor tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography. But now, Billie Holiday stays close to the music, to her performance style, and to the self she created and put into print, on record and on stage. Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy.
Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Reading Jazz
A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781110
Compiles autobiographical sketches, profiles, and criticism by and about jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane
Really the Blues
Really the Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 1590179455
Mezz Mezzrow was a Jewish boy from the slums of Chicago who learned to play the clarinet in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller.Really the Blues, the jive-talking memoir that Mezzrow wrote at the insistence of, and with the help of, the novelist Bernard Wolfe, is the story of an unusual and unusually American life, and a picture of a man who moved freely across racial boundaries when few could or did, “the odyssey of an individualist. . . the saga of a guy who wanted to make friends in a jungle were everyone was too busy making money.
12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes: C Instrument
12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes
C Instrument
Paperback      ISBN: 0739076132
Created for a wide variety of musicians, 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. Accessible, yet with some challenges, this music was written by world-renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, and member of the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer. Designed for the medium-easy difficulty level, this book includes: ? 12 jazz, blues and funk etudes composed by Bob Mintzer in a variety of jazz styles, tempos, and time signatures. ? Performance notes/tips for each etude to assist in interpretation and improvisation. ? Play-along CD with a stellar rhythm section. ? Transcription Exercise ? Composition Exercise ? Practice Page with scales/chords ? All books are compatible and written so they can be performed together ? Opportunity to study and learn these skills: o Melodic composition o Improvisation o Sight reading o Motivic development o Scales and chords o Jazz concept o Major and minor blues o Jazz waltz o Slow/Medium/Fast swing o Funky groove
12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes: Trumpet
12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes
Trumpet
Paperback      ISBN: 0739076167
Created for a wide variety of musicians, 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. Accessible, yet with some challenges, this music was written by world-renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, and member of the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer. Designed for the medium-easy difficulty level, this book includes: -12 jazz, blues and funk etudes composed by Bob Mintzer in a variety of jazz styles, tempos, and time signatures. -Performance notes/tips for each etude to assist in interpretation and improvisation. -Play-along CD with a stellar rhythm section. -Transcription Exercise -Composition Exercise -Practice Page with scales/chords -All books are compatible and written so they can be performed together -Opportunity to study and learn these skills: -Melodic composition -Improvisation -Sight reading -Motivic development -Scales and chords -Jazz concept -Major and minor blues -Jazz waltz -Slow/Medium/Fast swing -Funky groove
Alfred's Premier Piano Course: Jazz, Rags & Blues: All New Original Music
Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Jazz, Rags & Blues: All New Original Music
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1470610590
Alfred's Premier Piano Course: Jazz, Rags & Blues Book 3 includes original pieces that reinforce concepts introduced in Lesson Book 3. Popular composer Martha Mier has composed all new music in a variety of styles, including ragtime, boogie, and jazz. The pieces in the book correlate page by page with the materials in Lesson Book 3.
Alfred's Premier Piano Course: Jazz, Rags & Blues: All New Original Music
Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Jazz, Rags & Blues: All New Original Music
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1470623080
Premier Piano Course, Jazz, Rags & Blues 6 includes original pieces that reinforce concepts introduced in Lesson Book 6. Popular composer Martha Mier has composed all new music in a variety of styles, including ragtime, boogie, and jazz. The pieces in the book correlate page by page with the materials in Lesson Book 6.
The Bass Tradition: Past Present Future
The Bass Tradition
Past Present Future
Paperback      ISBN: 1562241168
The Bass Tradition is an incredible collection of 36 famous bass solos and lines from 18 masters written in bass clef, including Jimmy Blanton, Milt Hinton, Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Richard Davis, Stanley Clarke, and Michael Moore. Titles: Body and Soul * Sophisticated Lady * Stardust * But Not for Me * All the Things You Are * April in Paris * Stella * Like Someone in Love * Confirmation * and many more. Essential for every bass player's library!
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
Billie Holiday
The Musician and the Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0143107968
"Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, ... jazz writer John Szwed considers how [Holiday's] life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy"--Amazon.com.
Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker
Deep in a Dream
The Long Night of Chet Baker
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679442871
An intriguing portrait of Chet Baker describes the jazz legend's hardscrabble Oklahoma youth, his rise to success in the world of jazz, his long-time addiction to heroin, and his mysterious 1988 death falling from an Amsterdam hotel window. 25,000 first printing.