Thinking in Jazz : The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series)

Thinking in Jazz : The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series)
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A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser’s every idea.The product of more than fifteen years of immersion in the jazz world, Thinking in Jazz combines participant observation with detailed musicological analysis, the author’s experience as a jazz trumpeter, interpretations of published material by scholars and performers, and, above all, original data from interviews with more than….

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BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual

BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual
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This incomparable anthology collects articles, interviews, fiction, and poetry from the Original Chicago Blues Annual, one of music history’s most significant periodical blues publications. Founded and operated from 1989 to 1995 by African American musician and entrepreneur Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr., OCBA gave voice to the blues community and often frankly addressed contentious issues within the blues such as race, identity, prejudice, wealth, gender, and inequity.  OCBA often expressed an explicitly black perspective, but its contributors were a mix of black and white, American and international. Likewise, although OCBA’s roots and main focus were in Chicago, Beauchamp’s vision for….

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Music Minus One Drums: Traditional Jazz Series: The Condon Gang–The Chicago & New York Jazz Scene

The Condon Gang: The Chicago and New York Jazz Scene: Music Minus One Drums Deluxe 2-CD Set
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(Music Minus One). From the 1920s to the 1950s, the great Eddie Condon and his band created a truly unique style of traditional jazz, characterized by a succession of instrumental solos and abrupt transitions of dynamics; the result was one which reverberates to this day in the world of jazz music. Now you can participate in this incredible style and the sophisticated music of the Condon Gang with this fabulous all-digital MMO release. Includes a stellar lineup of professionals giving you guidance and a fabulous ensemble with which to perform! Contains a custom-engraved music score featuring drum charts with drum….

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