Downbeat The Great Jazz Interviews

Author: Frank Alkyer
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 147685503X
Size: 32.67 MB
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(Book). Culled from the DownBeat archives includes in-depth interviews with literally every great jazz artist and personality that ever lived! In honor of its 75th anniversary, DownBeat 's editors have brought together in this one volume the best interviews, insights, and photographs from the illustrious history of the world's top jazz magazine, DownBeat . This anthology includes the greatest of DownBeat 's Jazz Hall of Famers: from early legends like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman; to bebop heroes like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis; to truly unique voices like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk; to the pioneers of the electric scene like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Joe Zawinul. The Great Jazz Interviews delivers the legends of jazz, talking about America's music and America itself, in their own words. Features classic photos and magazine covers fron Downbeat 's vast archive.

Downbeat The Great Jazz Interviews

Author: Frank Alkyer
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423463849
Size: 68.48 MB
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Collects interviews from DownBeat's seventy-five year history, including conversations with Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Joe Zawinul.

Hear Me Talkin To Ya

Author: Nat Shapiro
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486171361
Size: 19.69 MB
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In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.

Jazz Anecdotes

Author: Bill Crow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195071337
Size: 13.33 MB
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Featuring anecdotes from the world of jazz, a collection of stories about the rewards and drawbacks of a musician's life features Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and many others

The Jazz Standards

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher:
ISBN: 019976915X
Size: 12.45 MB
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The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.

The Miles Davis Reader

Author: Frank Alkyer
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781423430766
Size: 53.84 MB
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Interviews and features from Downbeat Magazine

The Great Jazz Guitarists

Author: Scott Yanow
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 9781617130236
Size: 57.72 MB
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Features hundreds of profiles on major jazz guitarists, including Skeeter Best, Henry Johnson, and James "Blood" Ulmer.

The Duke Ellington Reader

Author: Mark Tucker
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780195093919
Size: 63.15 MB
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Includes over one hundred essays focusing on Ellington as a person, musician, bandleader, and musical philosopher, and offering insight into Ellington's position in American musical culture

How To Listen To Jazz

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097774
Size: 17.40 MB
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In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.

The Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author: Leonard Feather
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 31.63 MB
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Photographs of performers and articles on the history of jazz supplement concise biographical sketches for more than 2,000 musicians and singers