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Concise Guide to Jazz,9780130886828

Concise Guide to Jazz

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9780130886828

ISBN10:
0130886823
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW LISTENING GUIDES are keyed to 99 track numbers, chorus-by-chorus, on the 76-minute Classics CD (ISBN 0-13-088792-7): 21 historic recordings by Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and many more.
  • The 72-minute Demonstration CD (ISBN 0-3-088694-7): 157 narrated illustrations of instruments and methods that jazz musicians use to make their music.
  • The text is available at a discounted package price combined with the 2 accompanying CDs (ISBN 0-13-088981-4), or with just the Classics CD (ISBN 0-13-088970-9), or with just the Demonstration CD (ISBN 0-13-088979-2).
  • Both CDs and a videocassette version of the Demonstration CD (Listening to Jazz by Steve Gryb; ISBN 0-13-532862-4) can be ordered by phoning 800-947-7700.
  • 99 STUNNING PHOTOS of top musicians at work, with captions summarizing their contributions.
  • ELEMENTS OF MUSIC APPENDIX offers an illustrated short course in the basics of music: rhythm, scales, blue notes, chord progressions, song forms, and tone color.
  • ALBUM BUYING STRATEGIES APPENDIX gives handy pointers for quickly selecting and locating the best albums.
  • APPENDIX FOR MUSICIANS has examples of modes, chord progressions, comping, and bass lines.

Author Biography

Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who has lectured widely on jazz history and jazz appreciation for over twenty-five years. He has conducted field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, The Instrumentalist, and Jazz Educators Journal. The Educational Press Association of American gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
v
Listening Guides vi
Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
What Is Jazz?
1(8)
How to Listen to Jazz
9(10)
The Origins of Jazz
19(12)
Early Jazz
31(24)
Swing
55(32)
Bebop
87(24)
Cool Jazz
111(12)
Hard Bop
123(22)
Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 70s
145(16)
Fusion
161(28)
Appendices Elements of Music 189(32)
Album Buying Strategies 221(9)
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos 230(1)
Glossary 231(4)
For Musicians 235(10)
Index 245


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