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14 Jazz & Funk Etudes: B-flat Trumpet
14 Jazz & Funk Etudes
B-flat Trumpet
Paperback      ISBN: 0769230288

Written by jazz musician Bob Mintzer, 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes presents practice and performance aids and explanations in a variety of jazz and funk styles. In addition, the books include a recording containing combo accompaniment that's ideal for practice sessions.

Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Paperback      ISBN: 0769215548

Distinctive renditions of Christmastime favorites from the legendary Dave Brubeck. Titles are: Away in a Manger * Cantos Para Pedir las Posadas * Homecoming Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Tannenbaum * Silent Night * To Us Is Given * What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) * Winter Wonderland.

Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
Weather Bird
Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0195304497

Gary Giddins's Weather Bird is a brilliant companion volume to his landmark in music criticism, Visions of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. More then 140 pieces, written over a 14-year period, are brought together for the first time in this superb collection of essays, reviews, and articles. Weather Bird is a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentaryon contemporary jazz events, today's top muscicians, the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past. Readers will find extended pieces on Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett, and many others. Giddins includes a series of articles on the annual JVC Jazz Festival, which offers a splendid overview of jazz in the 1990s. Other highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music (Parajazz) and his challenging essay, How Come Jazz Isn't Dead? which advances a theory about the way art is born, exploited, celebrated, and sidelined to the museum.
A radiant compendium by America's leading music critic, Weather Bird offers an unforgettable look at the modern jazz scene.

Larkin's Blues: Jazz, Popular Music, and Poetry
Larkin's Blues
Jazz, Popular Music, and Poetry
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807123420

A jazz and blues enthusiast, poet Philip Larkin drew upon both kinds of music as his model for a poetry that would oppose the modernism of Eliot and Pound. This work seeks to demonstrate the extent to which Larkin's jazz life, as he referred to it, informed his poetry and but also effectively articulates the wider confluence of music and poetry. The study incorporates jazz and blues criticism and discussion of such artists as Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, and the Beatles to illustrate the significance of musical intertext in Larkin's poetry.

14 Jazz & Funk Etudes: For Bass Clef Instruments Trombone, Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba
14 Jazz & Funk Etudes
For Bass Clef Instruments Trombone, Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba
Paperback      ISBN: 076923027x

Written by jazz musician Bob Mintzer, 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes presents practice and performance aids and explanations in a variety of jazz and funk styles. In addition, the books include a recording containing combo accompaniment that's ideal for practice sessions.

Jazz Guitar Sight-Reading
Jazz Guitar Sight-Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0882848348

Includes an explanation of musical symbols and helpful suggestions to make sight-reading easy.

John Coltrane: Improvised Saxophone Solos
John Coltrane
Improvised Saxophone Solos
Paperback      ISBN: 0769207448

Interesting facets of Coltrane's playing are presented along with eight transcriptions of his solos as recorded on the Blue Note albums Whims of Chambers and Blue Train. Titles are: Blue Train * Nita * Just for the Love * We Six * Omicron *

When the Music Stopped: The Big Band Era Remembered
When the Music Stopped
The Big Band Era Remembered
Hardcover      ISBN: 1569800227
Sinatra! the Song Is You: A Singer's Art
Sinatra! the Song Is You
A Singer's Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0306807424

Frank Sinatra remains the greatest entertainer of our age, invigorating American popular song with innovative phrasing and a mastery of range and emotion. Drawing upon recent interviews with hundreds of his collaborators as well as with "The Voice" himself, this book is the only full-length work to chronicle, critique, and celebrate his five-decade career. Friedwald examines and evaluates all the classic and less familiar songs with the same astute, often witty, perceptions that earned him acclaim for Jazz Singing. With an authoritative discography and rare photos of recording sessions and performances, Sinatra is an invaluable resource for enthusiasts and an unparalleled guide through his vast musical legacy.

Jazz: A Century of Change
Jazz
A Century of Change
Paperback      ISBN: 0028647130

Through primary documents, jazz historian Lewis Porter introduces the major topics in the history of jazz. Interviews, articles, and other writings explore the key issues in jazz over the past hundred years, including the struggle to define "jazz" and to locate its origins; race politics in the 1950s and 1960s; and the more recent debates over Traditionalism and Revivalism.