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Jazz In The Bittersweet Blues Of Life

Author : Wynton Marsalis,Carl Vigeland
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2001-06-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015050813065

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Jazz In The Bittersweet Blues Of Life by Wynton Marsalis,Carl Vigeland Pdf

Set in the studio, on the stage, and in great cities and small towns across the country, this book captures life on the road for Marsalis and his musicians, evoking the ritual and renewal, energy and spirituality. 6 photos.

Jazz and American Culture

Author : Michael Borshuk
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 433 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2023-11-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781009420174

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Jazz and American Culture by Michael Borshuk Pdf

This book offers an entry point for understanding the comprehensive way this uniquely American artistic form has influenced literature, art, film, and other art forms, while also providing a cultural space for political commentary or social critique.

Historical Dictionary of Jazz

Author : John S. Davis
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 559 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2020-09-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781538128152

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Historical Dictionary of Jazz by John S. Davis Pdf

Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles with European classical training nudged jazz further along in its development. As it moved through the swing era of the 1930s, bebop of the 1940s, and cool jazz of the 1950s, jazz continued to serve as a reflection of societal changes. During the turbulent 1960s, freedom and unrest were expressed through Free Jazz and the Avant Garde. Popular and world music have been incorporated and continue to expand the impact and reach of jazz. Today, jazz is truly an international art form. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jazz contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on musicians, styles of jazz, instruments, recording labels, bands and band leaders, and more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Jazz.

Civic Jazz

Author : Gregory Clark
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2015-02-25
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9780226218212

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Greg Clark welcomes his readers by asking them to accompany him on a trip to a New Orleans club, where the warmth of the music and the warmth of the audience instill a special feeling of communion, of getting along. Clark’s book treats the idea that jazz demands from those who make it as well as those who listen a form of life that substantiates the seemingly impossible American value that is e pluribus unum. The process of getting along (in communication, in community) is something the great student of culture and rhetoric, Kenneth Burke, spent his life trying to describe. Clark has found that jazz, as an activity and a cultural form, goes a long way toward illustrating that process. Jazz is often described as democratic. Burke’s rhetorical and aesthetic ideas explain how this is so. Working with others to address immediate problems they share can align for a time individuals who are otherwise very different. That is what jazz does: it enables people who are different and even in conflict with each other to combine in cooperation toward an end that matters to all of them just now. And this, too, is what civic life in democratic cultures demands. In chapters that deal with such issues as what jazz does and how jazz works, Clark uses examples from jazz history (from Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines to Miles Davis and Bill Evans), but also from contemporary jazz, both recorded and live, e.g., pianist Jonathan Batiste and his "Social Music,” drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and her collaborative "Mosaic Project,” or the newly emergent vocalist, Cecile Mclorin Salvant, all of this in the service of making improvisation and ensemble work yield the experience of transcendence that results from intense engagement with jazz as aesthetic form (for players and listeners alike). The resulting book is a study of jazz in the context of American aspirations toward democratic interaction and a study of Kenneth Burke’s democratic rhetorical theory and practice as essentially aesthetic in function and effect. Marcus Roberts, the much-lionized ”neoclassical” pianist, crafts a Foreword that points to practical ways these ideas can work to improve and inspire both musicians and citizens.


Author : Eddie S. Meadows
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 782 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2013-10-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781136776021

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Jazz by Eddie S. Meadows Pdf

Jazz: Research and Pedagogy is the third edition of an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of jazz. Since the publication of the 2nd edition in 1995, the quantity and quality of books on jazz research, performance, and teaching materials have increased. Although the 1995 book was the most comprehensive annotated jazz bibliography published to that date, several books on research, performance, and teaching materials were omitted. In addition, given the proliferation of new books in all jazz areas since 1995, the need for a new, comprehensive, and annotated reference book on jazz is apparent. Multiply indexed, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared in the field over the last decade.

Current Jazz Trumpet Legends

Author : Larry Kemp
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2018-09-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781480977273

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Current Jazz Trumpet Legends by Larry Kemp Pdf

Current Jazz Trumpet Legends By: Larry Kemp Current Jazz Trumpet Legends, Volume 3 in the Jazz Trumpet Legends series, is an examination of the lives and contributions of jazz trumpeters born after July 1, 1938. Included are Lee Morgan, Bobby Shew, Lew Soloff, Woody Shaw, Arturo Sandoval, Wynton Marsalis, along with scores of other men and women who created jazz with a trumpet. This is an essential guide for the student of jazz, those interested in history, and those who just like to read entertaining true stories about the most colorful people. Current Jazz Trumpet Legends is the most comprehensive book on the subject. More than 340 trumpeters are discussed. There is a listing of female trumpeters and a listing of men whose first names might lead you to think they are female, but they aren’t. There is an index of trumpeters discussed in this volume and an index of all trumpeters in the three volume series. The book concludes with a list of people whose help is acknowledged. The scholarship involved is impeccable, while the text reads as easily as a novel. Current Jazz Trumpet Legends is the third of three volumes of profiles of jazz trumpeters organized chronologically by date of birth. The first volume, Early Jazz Trumpet covers those trumpeters born before September 1, 1924. The second volume, Modern Jazz Trumpet Legends covers those born between 1925 and July 1, 1938. The third volume, Current Jazz Trumpet Legends, covers those born after July 1, 1938.

Annual Review of Jazz Studies 11, 2000-2001

Author : Edward Berger,David Cayer,Henry Martin,Dan Morgenstern
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Page : 314 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2002-11
Category : Music
ISBN : 0810845350

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Annual Review of Jazz Studies 11, 2000-2001 by Edward Berger,David Cayer,Henry Martin,Dan Morgenstern Pdf

Continuing the rich tradition, this latest Annual is particularly impressive. The articles in this volume present important technical analyses of four major figures: Booker Little, Charlie Christian, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular 21St-century American Musicians

Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Page : 1355 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2024-06-15
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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To a Young Jazz Musician

Author : Wynton Marsalis,Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Publisher : Random House
Page : 145 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2009-03-12
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780307498311

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To a Young Jazz Musician by Wynton Marsalis,Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Pdf

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life. Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,” Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming up–and to any of us at any stage of life. He writes that having humility is a way to continue to grow, to listen, and to learn; that patience is necessary for developing both technical proficiency and your own art rather than an imitation of someone else’s; and that rules are indispensable because “freedom lives in structure.” He offers lessons learned from his years as a performer and from his great forebears Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and others; he explores the art of swing; he discusses why it is important to run toward your issues, not away; and he talks about what to do when your integrity runs up against the lack thereof in others and in our culture. He poetically expresses our need for healers: “All of it tracks back to how you heal your culture, one patient at a time, beginning with yourself.” This is a unique book, in which a great artist offers his personal thoughts, both on jazz and on how to live a better, more original, productive, and meaningful life. To a Young Jazz Musician is sure to be treasured by readers young and old, musicians, lovers of music, and anyone interested in being mentored by one of America’s most influential, generous, and talented artists.

African Americans in the Performing Arts

Author : Steven Otfinoski
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2014-05-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781438107769

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African Americans in the Performing Arts by Steven Otfinoski Pdf

Includes profiles of African-American performing artists. Provides brief biographies, subject indexes, further reading suggestions and general index. Part of a 10-volume set--each volume devoted to the contributions of African Americans in a particular cultural field. This text contains profiles of some 190 performing artists from choreographer Alvin Ailey to hip hop producer Dr. Dre (nee Andre Young). Each entry provides a biographical sketch of the artist's career and lists readings and other materials of interest. The contributions of musicians receive comparatively greater coverage than other artistic endeavors.

Moving to Higher Ground

Author : Wynton Marsalis,Geoffrey Ward
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Page : 209 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2009-09-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780812969085

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Moving to Higher Ground by Wynton Marsalis,Geoffrey Ward Pdf

In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz–the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand–can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall. Along the way, Marsalis helps us understand the life-changing message of the blues, reveals secrets about playing–and listening–and passes on wisdom he has gleaned from working with three generations of great musicians. Illuminating and inspiring, Moving to Higher Ground is a master class on jazz and life, conducted by a brilliant American artist.

Ain't But a Few of Us

Author : Willard Jenkins
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2022-10-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781478023661

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Despite the fact that most of jazz’s major innovators and performers have been African American, the overwhelming majority of jazz journalists, critics, and authors have been and continue to be white men. No major mainstream jazz publication has ever had a black editor or publisher. Ain’t But a Few of Us presents over two dozen candid dialogues with black jazz critics and journalists ranging from Greg Tate, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Robin D. G. Kelley to Tammy Kernodle, Ron Welburn, and John Murph. They discuss the obstacles to access for black jazz journalists, outline how they contend with the world of jazz writing dominated by white men, and point out that these racial disparities are not confined to jazz but hamper their efforts at writing about other music genres as well. Ain’t But a Few of Us also includes an anthology section, which reprints classic essays and articles from black writers and musicians such as LeRoi Jones, Archie Shepp, A. B. Spellman, and Herbie Nichols. Contributors Eric Arnold, Bridget Arnwine, Angelika Beener, Playthell Benjamin, Herb Boyd, Bill Brower, Jo Ann Cheatham, Karen Chilton, Janine Coveney, Marc Crawford, Stanley Crouch, Anthony Dean-Harris, Jordannah Elizabeth, Lofton Emenari III, Bill Francis, Barbara Gardner, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Jim Harrison, Eugene Holley Jr., Haybert Houston, Robin James, Willard Jenkins, Martin Johnson, LeRoi Jones, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tammy Kernodle, Steve Monroe, Rahsaan Clark Morris, John Murph, Herbie Nichols, Don Palmer, Bill Quinn, Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., Ron Scott, Gene Seymour, Archie Shepp, Wayne Shorter, A. B. Spellman, Rex Stewart, Greg Tate, Billy Taylor, Greg Thomas, Robin Washington, Ron Welburn, Hollie West, K. Leander Williams, Ron Wynn

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies

Author : Nicholas Gebhardt,Nichole Rustin-Paschal,Tony Whyton
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 645 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2018-12-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781315315782

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The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies by Nicholas Gebhardt,Nichole Rustin-Paschal,Tony Whyton Pdf

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, offering surveys and new insights into the major perspectives and approaches to jazz research. The collection provides an essential research resource for students, scholars, and enthusiasts, and will serve as the definitive survey of current jazz scholarship in the Anglophone world to-date. It extends the critical debates about jazz that were set in motion by formative texts in the 1990s, and sets the agenda for the future scholarship by focusing on key issues and providing a framework for new lines of enquiry. It is organized around six themes: I. Historical Perspectives, II. Methodologies, III. Core Issues and Topics, IV. Individuals, Collectives and Communities, V. Politics, Discourse and Ideology and VI. New Directions and Debates.

How Writing Touches

Author : Ken Gale,Larry Russell,Jonathan Wyatt
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2012-01-17
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781443836722

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How Writing Touches by Ken Gale,Larry Russell,Jonathan Wyatt Pdf

Five scholars met as writers at a workshop at the 2007 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and made a commitment to write over the following year to, for and with each other. It became an experiment in the craft of autoethnography, exploring questions of intimacy and connection manifested through collaborative writing. Each year since then, the authors have returned to the Congress to read a small anthology of the year’s writing—and to decide whether or not to continue. This book covers the first two years of that writing, offering stories of how writing touches, how it writes bodies into being and in between. It is an affecting, radical work, exploring love and intimacy as scholarly, messy, complex methodology—writing that often affirms and sometimes disturbs.

Autoethnography and the Other

Author : Tami Spry
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2016-03-31
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781134817139

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Autoethnography and the Other by Tami Spry Pdf

Challenging the critique of autoethnography as overly focused on the self, Tami Spry calls for a performative autoethnography that both unsettles the "I" and represents the Other with equal commitment. Expanding on her popular book Body, Paper, Stage, Spry uses a variety of examples, literary forms, and theoretical traditions to reframe this research method as transgressive, liberatory, and decolonizing for both self and Other. Her book draws on her own autoethnographic work with jazz musicians, shamans, and other groups; outlines a utopian performative methodology to spur hope and transformation; provides concrete guidance on how to implement this innovative methodological approach.