Jazz Styles : History and Analysis

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1996-07-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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'Teaching students how to listen and what to listen for in jazz... a highly effective textbook for students who have had little or no exposure to jazz... a broad, penetrating view of jazz history... luminously clear.' - Down Beat

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

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgementsp. xii
A Small Basic CD Collectionp. 1
Introductionp. 2
Basics of Jazz
What is Jazz?p. 4
Appreciating Jazz Improvisationp. 10
Premodern Jazz
Origins of Jazzp. 28
Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930sp. 48
Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940sp. 80
Duke Ellingtonp. 104
The Count Basie Bandsp. 122
Modern Jazz: The Early 1940s to the Early 1960s
Bop: The Early 1940s to the Middle 1950sp. 133
Cool Jazzp. 166
Hard Bopp. 187
Miles Davis, His Groups & Sidemenp. 214
John Coltranep. 240
Modern Jazz: The Early 1960s to the Early 1990s
1960s and 1970s Avant-Garde & "Free" Jazzp. 256
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, & Keith Jarretp. 282
Jazz-Rock Fusionp. 303
1980-2005p. 328
Brief Outline of Jazz Stylesp. 355
Elements of Musicp. 356
Strategies for Album Buyingp. 380
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videosp. 387
Glossaryp. 388
Supplementary Readingp. 392
Sources for Solo Transcriptionsp. 397
For Musiciansp. 399
Indexp. 410
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