Jazz History and Criticism
Collaborating With Kerouac
Hardcover ISBN: 1560253622
The distinguished composer provides an insider's profile of his friend and collaborator Jack Kerouac, illuminating the private side of a man whose work came to symbolize the spirit of a generation and offering a look at Kerouac's work, his diverse interests, and the colorful world of 1950s Greenwich Village.
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"
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.
From Its Origins to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 0135121957
This entertaining one-volume comprehensive history of jazz and the artists who made it popular contains musical examples so that students who do not read music will not be inhibited. Combines a rich detail of the origins of jazz with insightful biographies and contributions of jazz legends, including Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davies, John Coltrane, and the jazz bands of the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's. Ideal for for all Introduction to Jazz and Jazz History courses in Music, as well as African-American Studies, and the 20th Century American Studies at the undergraduate level.
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 Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton
Hardcover ISBN: 0306812096
Shares the virtually uncelebrated life of jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, from his introduction into music, to his sharp decline in popularity, to the revival of his music following the discovery of his archive in 1992.