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Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker
Essential Jazz Lines
The Style of Charlie Parker
Paperback      ISBN: 0786660732

Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each sectin of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.
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Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 1: 10 Original Pieces for the Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Pianist
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 1
10 Original Pieces for the Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Pianist
Paperback      ISBN: 073900963x

Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 1 contains original solos for late elementary to early intermediate-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.

The Genius of Dave Brubeck, Book 1: Piano Solos
The Genius of Dave Brubeck, Book 1
Piano Solos
Paperback      ISBN: 0769202675

Intermediate/advanced jazz piano solos. Sample contents: Bluette * Bossa Nova U.S.A. * Castillian Blues * Countdown * In Your Own Sweet Way * Three to Get Ready * Weep No More * Summer Song and six more plus Paul Desmond's Take Five.

Guitar Roots: Swing
Guitar Roots: Swing
Paperback      ISBN: 0739024671

The ultimate starter book for players looking to learn the classic guitar style that's once again so popular. Learn swing progressions and forms, as well as how to construct a swing guitar solo, and so much more. This is the only book ever needed to get s

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.

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.

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 *

Gene Krupa: The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend, Book & CD [With CD]
Gene Krupa
The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend, Book & CD [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 0739038583

Gene Krupa: The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend is a photographic presentation of the life, times and music of "that ace drummer man." With over 200 photos that span six decades of jazz history, this most visual of performers, the man who made the drums a solo instrument, comes alive like never before. Contributing their own singular and often heartfelt insights about Gene are the finest percussionists in music today, including Phil Collins, Tommy Aldridge, John Blackwell, Peter Erskine, Ed Shaughnessy, Peter Criss, Kenny Aronoff, Alphonse Mouzon, Carl Palmer, Dave Garibaldi, Carmine Appice, Alex Acu a, Neil Peart, and Steve Smith. The companion CD includes previously unreleased tracks covering five decades of Krupa's unmistakable drumming. A must-read for fans of Gene Krupa, the swing era, jazz, drums, and drumming

"Krupa cultists will definitely drool."
- Modern Drummer Magazine, December 2006
Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius - Anniversary Edition
Jaco
The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius - Anniversary Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0879308591

A fitting tribute to the troubled genius who revolutionized electric bass playing and bridged the gaps between jazz, R&B, rock and funk. From his early days in R&B club bands through his international stardom with fusion group Weather Report and on to his solo career and tragic death at age 35, this book portrays the life and music of Jaco Pastorius, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest bass player." This special anniversary edition features new interviews with Jaco's childhood friends, prominent bass players of Jaco's era and afterward, and girlfriend Teresa Nagell, who was with Jaco in the last few years of his life. Some incidents from the first edition have been further researched and expanded to become full chapters. Exclusive to this edition, the online audio features newly revealed music tracks from Jaco's early years along with spoken testimonials from Jaco's friends and colleagues. The book also contains new, never-before-seen photos acquired from the Pastorius estate.



Includes online audio instead of a CD. The ISBN is identical.

Buddy Rich -- Jazz Legend (1917-1987): Transcriptions and Analysis of the World's Greatest Drummer
Buddy Rich -- Jazz Legend (1917-1987)
Transcriptions and Analysis of the World'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 DVD (00-903792), 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.