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.

A Lesson With Steve Allen: An Introduction to Jazz Piano

A Lesson With Steve Allen: An Introduction to Jazz Piano
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One of America’s most beloved entertainers divulges his personal tricks of the trade (trills, octave vibrato, “fake runs,” blues riffs etc.) and shows you how to build arrangements and spice up jazz pieces with a variety of easy techniques. In his only instructional lesson, Steve Allen covers basic blues, boogie woogie, stride, walking basses, the use of 10ths, descending bass lines and more, while he plays and analyzes “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Spring Is Where You Are,” “I’m Confessin’ That I Love You,” “You Can Depend On Me,” “A Time For Love” and other jazz standards. You’ll get inside tips about the….

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Learn Jazz Guitar with 6 Great Masters!

Learn Jazz Guitar with 6 Great Masters!
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Six great lessons from the masters of Jazz Guitar – Joe Pass on jazz chord substitution for blues; Emily Remler on swing, comping, guidetones, and the Charleston rhythm; Brian Setzer on unique blues chord substitutions; Duke Robillard on Charlie Christian

How to Improvise Lessons DVD Jean-Michel Pilc True Jazz Improvisation Exercises Method JazzHeaven How to Play Jazz

How to Improvise Lessons DVD Jean-Michel Pilc True Jazz Improvisation Exercises Method JazzHeaven How to Play Jazz
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Someone once wrote that Mr. Pilc starts at Mars, and then goes from there. At once stunning, dumbfounding, compelling & brilliant beyond description. Besides being a prolific leader, composer & jazz educator, Jean-Michel Pilc has played with an impressive list of Jazz Greats: from Roy Haynes to Michael Brecker, Marcus Miller to Kenny Garrett, and with Harry Belafonte as Musical Director. Inside of True Jazz Improvisation, Jean-Michel shares with you his philosophy of jazz improvisation not being….

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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.”