Jazz History and Criticism
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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.
Rhythm-A-Ning: Jazz Tradition and Innovation in the '80s
Rhythm-A-Ning
Jazz Tradition and Innovation in the '80s
Paperback      ISBN: 0306809877
"In a companion to his collections Riding on a Blue Note and Faces in the Crowd, Gary Giddins has assembled a mosaic of pieces that provide an essential guide to the jazz world. Moving with ease from s"
Jazz Anyone?: Play and Learn : Book 1 : Teacher Edition
Jazz Anyone?
Play and Learn : Book 1 : Teacher Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0769218709
Play and Learn is an exciting method to learn the art of jazz improvisation---for individual study or classroom use with an entire jazz ensemble. Through the use of recorded jazz tracks (70 on the CDs included), sequenced concepts involving exercises, licks and mini-charts, plus structured lessons, a student can acquire improvisation skills.
Jazz Modernism: From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce
Jazz Modernism
From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce
Paperback      ISBN: 0300102739
In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
In Search of Buddy Bolden
First Man of Jazz
Paperback      ISBN: 0807118575
Paper reissue of the LSU Press edition originally published in 1978. Now on alkaline paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation
Open Sky
Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation
Paperback      ISBN: 0306809885
Now in paperback: The first-ever biography of one of the legends of modern jazz, written with his full cooperation
Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life
Louis Armstrong
An Extravagant Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0767901568
A portrait of an American musical icon describes Armstrong's poverty-stricken youth, his struggle to become a successful jazz musician, his private life, and his dramatic influence on American music and culture
Swingin' the Dream
Swingin' the Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0226215172
Explores the cultural meaning of swing music to the people of the United States as they struggled through the Depression and World War II.
Art Blakey's Jazz Messages
Art Blakey's Jazz Messages
Paperback      ISBN: 0760400091
Through in-depth analysis, detailed transcriptions and album references, author John Ramsay gives us an insider's view of Art Blakey's unique drumming style. The book includes examples of Art's philosophies and wisdom as told by some of the great alumni of the Jazz Messengers.
Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s
Swing to Bop
An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s
Paperback      ISBN: 0195050703
Interviews with more than fifty of the seminal figures in jazz history recall how jazz moved from the big band era into the modern jazz period