The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886407
Size: 11,59 MB
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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.

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Jazz Blues

Author: Ted Drozdowski
Size: 14,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive one-volume resource on jazz and blues includes a historical overview, A-to-Z artist biographies and key recordings, and illustrative MP3s, all organized chronologically by decade.

The Encyclopedia Of Jazz In The Sixties

Author: Leonard Feather
ISBN: 9780306802638
Size: 20,90 MB
Format: PDF
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Eleven hundred biographical entries, texts on jazz and the blues, and statistical information provide insight to jazz in the 1960s

The Encyclopedia Yearbooks Of Jazz

Author: Leonard Feather
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Size: 16,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume combines The Encyclopedia Yearbook of Jazz (1956) and The New Yearbook of Jazz (1958) to form a single-volume source of information, photographs and opinion. Originally conceived as companion volumes to Leonard Feather's The Encyclopedia of Jazz and, therefore, including over 600 biographies of musicians, these yearbooks also feature material such as: a What's Happening in Jazz section; a Musician's Musicians poll, where jazz greats from Louis Armstrong to Lester Young vote on their favourites; hundreds of photographs; a poll of jazz fans (78.6% disliked rock 'n' roll in 1956); Favourite Versions of Favourite Tunes, where 25 favourite songs are listed along with their best interpretations; contributions written by Benny Goodman, John Hammond and Martin Williams; Meet the Critics - short biographies of 30 of the greatest jazz critics of the time; articles on jazz and classical music, jazz and the other arts, and jazz and the phonograph; and The Best of the Blindfold Test, 1951-1958.

The Masters Of Bebop

Author: Ira Gitler
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786745241
Size: 12,16 MB
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Back in the early 1940s, late at night in the clubs of Harlem, a handful of jazz musicians began to experiment with a style that no one had ever heard before. The music was fast, complicated, impossible to play for many of the older musicians—but it soon became the lingua franca of jazz music. They called it bebop, and as the years went by, it became even more popular. Today it reigns as perhaps the best-loved style of jazz ever created. Ira Gitler conveys the excitement of this musical birth as only someone who was there can. In The Masters of Bebop, Gitler traces the advent of what was a revolution in sound. He profiles the leading players—Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillepie, Max Roach—but also studies the style and music of the first disciples, such as Dexter Gordon and J. J. Johnson, to reveal bebop’s pervasive influence throughout American culture. Revised with an updated discography—and with a new chapter covering bebop right up through the end of the twentieth century—The Masters of Bebop is the essential listener’s handbook.

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music A Brown Lloyd

Author: Colin Larkin
Size: 13,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides information on a range of popular music genres, including rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues, heavy metal, techno, R & B, reggae, and hip-hop. This biographical encyclopedia contains a name index, an index of song titles, and bibliographies by artist and subject. Expanded to ten volumes, the new edition contains 6,000 new entries and extensive revisions and updates throughout, yielding 50% more material than the 1998 Third Edition. In addition to a fully revised 10 volume hardcover edition, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music will go online in 2007 as a regularly updated subscription product that will be interactive with Grove Music Online.

An Encyclopedia Of South Carolina Jazz And Blues Musicians

Author: Benjamin Franklin V
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611176220
Size: 20,22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music. Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book’s entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations.

Encyclopedia Of Latin American Popular Music

Author: George Torres
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087946
Size: 18,67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive survey examines Latin American music, focusing on popular—as opposed to folk or art—music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. • Roughly 200 entries on concepts and terminology, ensembles, genres, and instruments • 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers • A chronology for Latin American popular music

The Big Book Of Blues

Author: Robert Santelli
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Size: 14,56 MB
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Contains over 650 entries profiling every important blues artist, including in each entry a discussion on the artist's style and musical contributions.

The Palgrave Dictionary Of Anglo Jewish History

Author: W. Rubinstein
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230304664
Size: 11,88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.