Jazz Cosmopolitanism In Accra

Author: Steven Feld
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822351625
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The distinguished scholar Steven Feld shaped the field of the anthropology of sound and music. In this new work, he looks at the vernacular cosmopolitanism of a group of jazz players in Ghana, including some who have traveled widely, played with American jazz greats, and blended Coltrane with local instruments and philosophy. He describes their cosmopolitan outlook as an accoustemology, a way of knowing the world through sound. Feld combines memoir, biography, ethnography, and history, telling a story of diasporic intimacy and dialogue that contests both American nationalist and Afrocentric narrations of jazz history.

Essential Jazz The First 100 Years

Author: Henry Martin
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495505250
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A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e, delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in ragtime and blues through swing and bebop to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text’s flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide students with a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886407
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Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.

Essential Jazz

Author: Henry Martin
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415531
Size: 20,78 MB
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A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz, from its 19th century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Music Musique

Author: Barbara Meister
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253112347
Size: 12,32 MB
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Music Musique is a study of American and French composers active in the late 19th through early 20th centuries and the influence of jazz on their compositional styles. Starting with a look at the formation of American and French styles of composition, Meister discusses the jazz influence on American composers such as Ives, Copland, and Seeger, and their reception in France. She then takes a parallel look at the jazz influence on prominent French composers such as Ravel, Milhaud, and Messiaen, with a conclusion that briefly outlines post--World War II musical developments. Considerable attention is paid to the social and political worlds in which these artists lived and created. Of particular interest is the community of Afro-American jazz musicians who settled in Paris after World War I, and their influence on the likes of Ravel, Milhaud, Satie, and other artists with New Orleans--based styles. Meister also discusses the more famous coteries of American writers who lived and worked in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. The stories of these two groups of Americans in Paris form a fascinating background to the main topic of the book. Music Musique is intended for amateurs and experts alike; it provides ideas about repertoire as well as information about compositions that are likely to be heard in performance. The emphasis of the text is always on the piano solo literature or other piano music -- song accompaniments, piano duets, or internal orchestral piano parts.

Jelly Roll Bix And Hoagy

Author: Rick Kennedy
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007690
Size: 13,34 MB
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“A lively and anecdotal history” of the tiny family-run studio where jazz greats from Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong made their first recordings (Jazz Times). From 1917 to 1932, in a primitive studio next to the railroad tracks, the Gennett family of Richmond, Indiana, recorded some of the earliest performances of jazz, blues, and country greats—including Jelly Roll Morton, Big Bill Broonzy, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Gene Autry, Bix Beiderbecke, and native Hoosier Hoagy Carmichael (whose “Stardust” debuted on Gennett as a dance stomp). Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy is the first thoroughly researched account of the people and events behind this unique company and its outsized impact on American music. Alive with personal details and anecdotes from musicians, employees, and family members, it traces the colorful history of a pioneer recording company.

A Blues Bibliography

Author: Robert Ford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135865086
Size: 18,57 MB
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A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.

Jazz Journal International

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The Healing Waters Of Cacique Spring

Author: James Nathan Post
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469758946
Size: 13,18 MB
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Young New Mexico archaeology professor Buck Tyler is a media-hound, pot-hunter, and womanizer. When a grizzled publisher of treasure-hunting stories hires him to persuade an group of psychic forensic investigators to use their powers to locate ancient Anasazi healing sites, they are joined by beautiful Pueblo Indian psychic-touch-reader Sharon Hightower on an expedition to a tiny village in southern New Mexico. There they discover the record of a tale of betrayal, murder, a wrongfully-acquired Indian healing spring, and an Anasazi ceremonial cave. When it becomes apparent that someone among the principals is involved in that long-past deception, they must discover the shaman's mystic secret to survive.

The Best Of Catherine Rollin Bk 1

Author: Catherine Rollin
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739024362
Size: 10,46 MB
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Six of Catherine Rollin's favorite early-intermediate to intermediate sheet music solos are included in this volume. The variety of styles and sophisticated sounds make this music appealing to students of all ages. Titles: Blue Bayou Waltz * Jazz Cat * Malibu Mist * Nights in Spain * Nocturne for the Left Hand * Winter Waltz.