The Art Tatum Solo Book (Artist Transcriptions)

The Art Tatum Solo Book (Artist Transcriptions)
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(Artist Transcriptions). Another folio of spectacular improvisations by one of the great piano masters of the century. Includes: All the Things You Are * Caravan * Cherokee (Indian Love Song) * In a Sentimental Mood * Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin’ All the Time) * Tenderly.

The Swing Book

The Swing Book
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Documents the history of swing music and dancing, covering the important artists, style and fashion, albums, and dance moves of swing

The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond

The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond
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The most comprehensive interpretive history of jazz available in one volume, this book contains a survey of the past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz.

The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (Portable Stanford Book Series)

The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (Portable Stanford Book Series)
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Taking a wide-ranging approach rare in jazz criticism, Ted Gioia’s brilliant volume draws upon fields as disparate as literary criticism, art history, sociology, and aesthetic philosophy in order to place jazz within the turbulent cultural environment of the twentieth century. He argues that because improvisation–the essence of jazz–must often fail under the pressure of on-the-spot creativity, we should view jazz as an “imperfect art” and base our judgments of it on an “aesthetics of imperfection.”Incorporating the thought of such seminal thinkers as Walter Benjamin, José Ortega y Gasset, and Roland Barthes, The Imperfect Art offers vivid portraits of the giants….

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Bergonzi Melodic Rhythms Book and CD Inside Improvisation Vol. 4

Advance Music Bergonzi Melodic Rhythms Book and CD Inside Improvisation Vol. 4
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Book/CD Set – Vol. 4 of the Inside Improvisation Series by author Jerry Bergonzi. Time and rhythm can be considered more important than melody and harmony, as bad (or incorrect) time is immediately recognizable by any listener. This book will lend insight into practicing and playing creative rhythms in a melodic way.

Bergonzi Jazz Line Book and CD Inside Improvisation Vol. 3

Advance Music Bergonzi Jazz Line Book and CD Inside Improvisation Vol. 3
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Book/CD Set – Vol. 3 of the Inside Improvisation Series by author Jerry Bergonzi. Line Playing Voice-Leading Chromaticism Bebop Scales.A clear and practical step-by-step approach to chromaticism, line playing and voice leading. The CD contains 23 play-along tracks (most of them played in two tempos), based on standard chord progressions, performed by a professional rhythm section, featuring Renato Chicco on piano, Dave Santoro on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. In addition Jerry demonstrates various exercises and approaches on tenor saxophone. Chord changes are included for C concert, B flat and E flat instruments. Jerry Bergonzi is a highly respected….

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Miles and Me (George Gund Foundation Book in African American Studies)

Miles and Me
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Quincy Troupe’s candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author’s own development, both artistic and personal. As Davis’s collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography,Troupe–one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s–had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe in detail the processes of Davis’s spectacular creativity and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men’s friendship. It shows how Miles….

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele: You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs! (Book & 2 Enhanced CDs)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele 25 Great Rock Hits for Ukulele -- You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs!, Book and 2 Enhanced CDs
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This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you how to play all your favorite songs on ukulele. You’ll learn 25 classic songs by artists like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Radiohead, Eagles, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole, and many others. Each song is transcribed in full music notation and TAB, and comes with a lesson that contains tips, techniques, and information about the artist. We’ve even provided a short refresher course on music theory, and a huge chord dictionary in the back of the book. The two CDs contain ukulele versions….

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Uke'n Play Ukulele for Kids (Book & CD)

Uke'n Play Ukulele for Kids
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Based on his best-selling Uke n Play Ukulele, Mike Jackson has now designed a program for young children to learn to play the ukulele with just a little help from an older person. With only 3 simple chords to master, 25 fun songs can be played in no time at all! The play-a-long CD helps give the child confidence while they learn the song, feel the beat and refine their playing technique. A self-taught musician who plays 16 different instruments including ukulele, Mike Jackson is perhaps best know in Australia for his hit….

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