Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz

Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz
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Stanley Crouch-MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Book Award nominee, and perennial bull in the china shop of black intelligentsia-has been writing about jazz and jazz artists for more than thirty years. His reputation for controversy is exceeded only by a universal respect for his intellect and passion. As Gary Giddons notes: “Stanley may be the only jazz writer out there with the kind of rhinoceros hide necessary to provoke and outrage and then withstand the fulminations that come back.” In Considering Genius, Crouch collects some of his best loved, most influential, and most controversial….

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Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War

Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War
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At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism. Penny Von Eschen escorts us across the globe, backstage and onstage, as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other jazz luminaries spread their music and….

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Jazz Drumming Lesson DVD Eric Harland The Yin and Yang of Jazz Drumming Instructional Video How to Play Method Learn JazzHeaven

Jazz Drumming Lesson DVD Eric Harland The Yin and Yang of Jazz Drumming Instructional Video How to Play Method Learn JazzHeaven
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Drum Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Grammy-nominated & three-times Downbeat Rising Star Jazz Drums winner Eric Harland is well known for his unique organic sound and orchestral approach to jazz drumming. Eric has recorded over 100 albums with jazz greats like McCoy Tyner, Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain, Jason Moran, Dave Holland & Terence Blanchard, and co-leads all-star groups like SF Jazz Collective, James Farm, The Overtone Quartet or Sangam Trio, as well as his own quintet. Inside of The Yin & Yang of….

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The McCoy Tyner Collection: Piano Transcriptions (Jazz Giants)

The McCoy Tyner Collection: Piano Transcriptions (Jazz Giants)
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(Transcribed). Transcriptions for a dozen tunes: Fly with the Wind * Folks * For Tomorrow * High Priest * Island Birdie * Just in Time * La Habana Sol * Man from Tanganyika * Prelude to a Kiss * Senor Carlos * Theme for Nana * You Stepped Out of a Dream.

Jazz Drum Lesson DVD Ralph Peterson Jazz Drumming Demystified Instructional Video Method Exercise How to Play JazzHeaven

Jazz Drum Lesson DVD Ralph Peterson Jazz Drumming Demystified Instructional Video Method Exercise How to Play JazzHeaven
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Drum Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Easily one of the most exciting Jazz Drummers one will ever see, Ralph Peterson is not just a world-class jazz drummer, but also a world-class jazz drumming TEACHER. A rare combination, indeed. Besides having played with Jazz Greats like Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter and Michael Brecker, as well as numerous groups of his own, he is also Full Professor at Berklee College of Music as well as….

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Herb Ellis:Swing Jazz Solo and Compin

Herb Ellis: Swing Jazz Soloing and Comping
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“Comping (an abbreviation of accompanying) is a term used in jazz music to describe the chords, rhythms, and countermelodies that keyboard players (piano or organ) or guitar players use to support a jazz musician’s improvised solo or melody lines. The term is also used for the action of accompanying, and for left hand part of a solo pianist.”

Jazz Drum Method DVD Ari Hoenig Melodic Drumming Jazz Drum Lesson Instructional Exercises Learn JazzHeaven

Jazz Drum Method DVD Ari Hoenig Melodic Drumming Jazz Drum Lesson Instructional Exercises Learn JazzHeaven
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Drum Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: One of the most original and adventurous drummers on the jazz drumming scene, Ari Hoenig successfully blends knowledge of tradition with the future. His impressive list of sideman credits includes Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel & Kenny Werner. He also continually creates his own projects, incl. Ari Hoenig Quartet, Trio and Punk Bop. Inside of this Melodic Drumming Lesson Video, Ari finally shares a rather unusual aspect of jazz drumming: playing actual melodies on the drums…..

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David Cullen : Jazz, Classical and Beyond

David Cullen : Jazz, Classical and Beyond
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Special features include: Multi-Camera angles for close-up viewing of left or right hand during lesson. Bonus performances. Audiophile quality sound recording. Full Motion menu and optional “performance only” viewing for a mini-concert experience. ALL REGION NTSC format.

Instant Jazz Guitar with Slim Richey

Instant Jazz Guitar with Slim Richey
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Slim shows you the correct chord types to use for jazz guitar and he starts you out playing great jazz licks like you’ve heard on his “Jazzgrass” album. You’ll learn to play Jazz like the pros.