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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.
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.
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
Buddy Rich: Jazz Legend 1917-1987 : Transcriptions and Analysis of the Worlds's Greatest Drummer
Buddy Rich
Jazz Legend 1917-1987 : Transcriptions and Analysis of the Worlds's Greatest Drummer
Paperback      ISBN: 0769216900
In addition to being a collection of transcriptions of the Buddy Rich solos featured on the Buddy Rich Jazz Legend videos (VH0196, VH0197), this publication concentrates on the specifics of "The World's Greatest Drummer's" playing. The techniques covered include left-handed/bass drum coordination, drumset crossovers, cymbal patterns, left-hand/right-hand singles, left-hand time patterns, hi-hat work, blisteringly fast alternating single strokes, and various nuances that made Buddy so special. Together with the videos, or by itself, this book is a must for any drummer's library.
Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Duke
A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393075125
Ellington's genius and enigmatic personality are given equal attention in this in-depth biography of the internationally celebrated composer-musician
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Paperback      ISBN: 0316164941
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. Reprint. 18,000 first printing.
Jazz Masters of New Orleans
Jazz Masters of New Orleans
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0306800934
Presents a portrait of New Orleans and the history of jazz as revealed in the careers of such jazz musicians as Louis Armstrong and Sydney Bechet
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete
Paperback      ISBN: 0769279724
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete solves one of the greatest problems in jazz...the knowledge and use of chords. It is a complete guide to three- and four-string guitar chords. Every application is covered including passing chords and altered chords, but only the most logical, practical and applicable chord voicings are presented.
Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan
Sassy
The Life of Sarah Vaughan
Paperback      ISBN: 0306805782
"Sarah Vaughan possessed the most spectacular voice in jazz history. In Sassy, Leslie Gourse, the acclaimed biographer of Nat King Cole and Joe Williams, defines and celebrates Vaughan’s vital musical"
14 Blues & Funk Etudes
14 Blues & Funk Etudes
Paperback      ISBN: 1576235769
A collection of studies composed for musicians who wish to extend themselves in improvisation, composition, sight reading and general musicianship skills. Each etude has a theoretical explanation, suggestions for performance and tips for practice routines. Two CDs of combo accompaniments performed by members of the Yellowjackets are included. All books are compatible and written so that they can be performed together.