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A Cool Yule: Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
A Cool Yule
Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
Paperback      ISBN: 0769264956
Pianists who are looking for new and exciting Christmas arrangements will love to see these renditions by Steve Calderone. Writing club date arrangements with a jazz flair, Calderone uses hip chord changes to bring new life to 10 traditional carols. Perfect for holiday parties.
Essentials of Jazz Theory Complete: Lessons - Ear Training - Workbook
Essentials of Jazz Theory Complete
Lessons - Ear Training - Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0739030914
Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0913277029
These two collections were created so that student pianists can experience the joy of playing blues, rags and other jazz styles in a manner as authentic as possible within their rhythmic and technical capabilities. Titles include: Cakewalk * New Blues * Goin' Places * Southpaw Rock * Blue Mood * Jazz Prelude * Tango Blues * Crazy Fingers * T.C. Bounce.
Patterns for Jazz: Bass Clef
Patterns for Jazz
Bass Clef
Paperback      ISBN: 0769230172
Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales -- from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).
The Baby Dodds Story: As Told to Larry Gara
The Baby Dodds Story
As Told to Larry Gara
Paperback      ISBN: 1888408081
Born in New Orleans in 1894, Warren "Baby" Dodds became one of the greatest drummers of that city's early jazz tradition. This lively autobiography, first published more than 30 years ago and long unavailable, is the result of a series of interviews Dodds taped with Larry Gara a few years before his death in 1959. With disarming candor, Dodds recalls his remarkable musical career, which spanned more than four decades and took him from New Orleans' famed Storyville district to Mississippi riverboats, to Chicago and New York. Dodds performed and recorded with some of the most famous musicians of his time - King Oliver, Kid Ory, Bunk Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, among others - and his recollections of these men and the music they created add much to our knowledge of jazz history. Dodds also discusses his own style and philosophy of music, revealing himself as a dedicated artist who placed a high value on craftsmanship, versatility and originality, and whose love of the jazz world never waned. Features 12 pages of photos and a Dodds discography.
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.
Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey, & the Last Great Showbiz Party
Rat Pack Confidential
Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey, & the Last Great Showbiz Party
Paperback      ISBN: 0385495765
Describes the personal and professional highs and lows of the performers known as the "Rat Pack" during the peak of their popularity in the 1960s
Lullaby
Lullaby
Paperback      ISBN: 0769233090
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810930862
Presents brief biographies of musical innovators in blues, jazz, and country music along with original illustrations by R. Crumb.
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Hardcover      ISBN: 068801321x