Equipping you with a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz, the captivating JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, ENHANCED MEDIA EDITION, 3e explores the development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Biographies, social history, and timelines at the beginning of chapters put music into context, while insightful listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the downloadable selections. All-new interactive pre- and post-chapter quizzes help prepare you for upcoming topics as well as review what you have already learned. In addition, Audio Primer selections allow you to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book. A printed access card with all of the music for the book comes with every copy of the printed text, and is also available via MindTap.
At last! An A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons." Â We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about "the MC5" or "Eno" or "the Hammond B3," not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. Well, fret no more! The Rock Snob's Dictionary is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity, from Alt.country to Zimmy. (That's what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)
The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. Play, Louis, Play! is written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth-his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.
As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif 's Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend. Includes a detailed author's note, glossary of jazz terms, and bibliography.
Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Terry also reveals much about his own personal life, his experiences with racism, how he helped break the color barrier in 1960 when he joined the Tonight Show band on NBC, and why--at ninety years old - his students from around the world still call and visit him for lessons.
Author and jazz fan Steve Akley once again helps clear up some of the mystery surrounding jazz music by providing a second list of 101 jazz instrumental classics. In the second book in this series, he has again selected only instrumental songs based on the fact they remain equally adept as the musical focal point of a situation or it can fall into the background when conversation is a priority.
While the book itself is simply a list, in reality it is actually much more than that. Ultimately, it not only provides insight into great music, but fosters debate about what songs should go on to a playlist of 101 classics. Whether you are looking a jazz fan looking to compare or contrast your list to Steveâs, or you are looking at starting a musical playlist of your own, Second Cup: More Coffeehouse Jazz is a great resource to get started.
All for the price of, or less than, one song download!