Jazz History and Criticism
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Off Beat: Collaborating With Kerouac
Off Beat
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.
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"
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"
All Solos & Grooves for Jazz Guitar: Position Studies, Scales & Patterns
All Solos & Grooves for Jazz Guitar
Position Studies, Scales & Patterns
Paperback      ISBN: 0786660031
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.
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
Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present
Jazz
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
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.
Blue: The Murder of Jazz
Blue
The Murder of Jazz
Paperback      ISBN: 0306809257
Explores the modern era of jazz and presents the factors that are hurting this special art form in relation to its original style of the past. Reprint.
Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly's Blues
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.