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Jazz Styles : History and Analysis

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ISBN13:

9780130992826

ISBN10:
0130992828
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This broad and encompassing survey provides a rich, informative, and chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on its origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and the personalities that have contributed to this innovative form of music. Discussions of benchmark styles with point-by-point differentiation cover early jazz, swing, bop, hard bop, cool jazz, “free” jazz, and jazz-rock fusion—highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era. For musicians and non-musicians alike—to increase their appreciation and enjoyment of jazz.

Author Biography

Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician and educator. He has done field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of America. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Eighth Edition ix
Preface to the Seventh Edition xi
Introduction
1(2)
Part I Basics of Jazz
What Is Jazz?
3(7)
Improvisation
3(1)
Swing Feeling
4(2)
Defining Jazz: Four Views
6(1)
Is Jazz Popular?
7(3)
Appreciating Jazz Improvisation
10(19)
Listening Techniques
11(2)
Chord Progressions and Tune Construction
13(4)
Skills Possessed by the Improviser
17(1)
Instrument Roles
18(7)
Alternatives Available to the Improviser
25(4)
Part II Premodern Jazz
Origins of Jazz
29(20)
Why Did Jazz Originate in New Orleans?
30(4)
Why Did Jazz Emerge Near the Turn of the Century?
34(1)
What Is African and What Is European about Jazz
35(14)
Early Jazz
49(34)
The Chicago Scene
51(5)
Piano
56(7)
Louis Armstrong
63(4)
Bix Beiderbecke
67(3)
Clarinet
70(1)
Trombone
71(2)
Rhythm Section
73(3)
Vocal Blues
76(2)
Popular Appeal
78(5)
Swing
83(21)
Duke Ellington
104(19)
The Count Basie Bands
123(13)
Part III Modern Jazz: The Early 1940s to the Early 1960s
Bop
136(31)
Bop Contrasted with Swing
137(1)
Bop Harmony
138(1)
Charlie Parker
138(3)
Dizzy Gillespie
141(2)
Thelonious Monk
143(2)
Tadd Dameron
145(1)
John Lewis
145(2)
Bass
147(1)
Drums
147(1)
Piano
148(1)
Clarinet
149(1)
Guitar
149(1)
Trumpet
150(1)
Trombone
150(2)
Tenor Saxophone
152(2)
Big Bands
154(3)
Singers
157(1)
Popular Appeal
158(9)
Cool Jazz
167(19)
Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz
170(2)
Birth of the Cool
172(1)
West Coast Style of the 1950s
172(14)
Hard Bop
186(22)
Miles Davis & Sidemen
208(31)
John Coltrane
239(18)
Coltrane's Pre-1960 Styles
239(2)
1960s Formats
241(2)
The Classic Quartet
243(5)
Coltrane's Impact
248(9)
Part IV Modern Jazz: The Early 1960s to the Early 2000s
1960s and 1970s Avant-Garde & ``Free'' Jazz
257(26)
Ornette Coleman
258(3)
Don Cherry
261(1)
Cecil Taylor
262(1)
Albert Ayler
263(3)
Charles Mingus
266(3)
Eric Dolphy
269(1)
Free Drummers
269(2)
Free Bassists
271(1)
Chicago Avant-Garde
272(1)
Sun Ra
272(3)
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
275(3)
The World Saxophone Quartet
278(1)
Popular Appeal
279(4)
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea & Keith Jarrett
283(22)
Bill Evans
283(8)
Herbie Hancock
291(2)
Chick Corea
293(2)
Keith Jarrett
295(10)
Jazz-Rock Fusion
305(32)
Distinguishing Jazz from Rock and Funk
306(1)
Forerunners of Jazz-Rock
307(3)
Traits of Fusion Music
310(2)
Miles Davis
312(3)
John McLaughlin
315(2)
Larry Coryell
317(1)
Josef Zawinul
318(3)
Weather Report
321(2)
Jaco Pastorius
323(2)
Pat Metheny
325(1)
New Age
325(1)
Smooth Jazz
326(1)
Acid Jazz
327(3)
But Is It Jazz?
330(1)
Popular Appeal
331(6)
Contemporary Jazz: 1980 to the Early 2000s
337(18)
Neo-Traditionalism
337(1)
Postmodernism
338(1)
Neo-Traditionalism and Postmodernism
339(1)
Wynton Marsalis
339(2)
John Zorn
341(1)
ECM Records
342(1)
M-Base and Steve Coleman
343(1)
Jam-Bands and MMW
344(1)
Trumpet
344(2)
Trombone
346(1)
Saxophone
347(1)
Clarinet
348(1)
Piano
349(1)
Guitar/Banjo
350(1)
Bass
350(1)
Drums
351(1)
Big Band Composers/Arrangers
351(1)
Miscellaneous Instruments
352(1)
Singers
352(2)
Popular Appeal
354(1)
So, What is Jazz?
355(47)
Why Hasn't Jazz Become More Popular?
359(1)
So, What Now?
360(2)
Appendix
Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart
362(2)
Elements of Music
364(30)
Scales, Keys, Tonality, and Modality
369(6)
Blue Notes
375(1)
Chords and Chord Progressions
375(13)
Tone Color
388(6)
Buying Strategies
394(8)
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos
401(1)
Glossary 402(5)
Supplementary Reading 407(5)
Sources for Notated Jazz Solos 412(3)
For Musicians 415(17)
Index 432


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