Thomastik-Inkfeld: Music Clinic – Jazz Workshop

Thomastik-Inkfeld: Music Clinic -  Jazz Workshop
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Friesen on bass and Jerry Hahn on guitar cover practice techniques, how to listen, strengthening the time feel, and playing in a small group. Also included is a duo performance by Friesen and Hahn, with discussions with students, work with an ensemble, a

Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians
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Floyd Levin, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music’s colorful history. In this collection of his articles, published mostly in jazz magazines over a fifty-year period, Levin takes us into the nightclubs, the recording studios, the record companies, and, most compellingly, into the lives of the musicians who made the great moments of the traditional jazz and swing eras. Brilliantly weaving anecdotal material, primary research, and music analysis into every chapter, Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians is a gold mine of information on a….

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Crossovers: Essays on Race, Music, and American Culture

Crossovers: Essays on Race, Music, and American Culture
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Ranging across genres from the popular to the scholarly, this selection of John Szwed’s published essays abides in the intersection of race and art, jazz and rap: crossovers inside and outside the academy. With reviews written for the Village Voice and articles from academic journals, this volume includes essays, commentary, and meditations on James Agee and Walker Evans, Cuban folklorist Lydia Cabrera, Lafcadio Hearn, Melville Herskovits, Josef Skorvecky, Patrick Chamoiseau, pop song writer Ellie Greenwich, and jazz musicians Sonny Rollins, Anthony Braxton, Sun Ra, and Ornette Coleman. Also included are pieces on the prehistory of hip hop, the blues, popular….

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The History of Texas Music (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas)

The History of Texas Music (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas)
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The richly diverse ethnic heritage of the Lone Star State has brought to the Southwest a remarkable array of rhythms, instruments, and musical styles that have blended here in unique ways and, in turn, have helped shape the music of the nation and the world. Historian Gary Hartman writes knowingly and lovingly of the Lone Star State’s musical traditions. In the first thorough survey of the vast and complex cultural mosaic that has produced what we know today as “Texas music,” he paints a broad, panoramic view, offers analysis of the origins of and influences on specific genres, profiles….

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Charlie Parker: His Music and Life (The Michigan American Music Series)

Charlie Parker: His Music and Life (The Michigan American Music Series)
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“Whatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker’s music. . . .” –CadenceAs one of the architects of modern jazz (often called “bebop”), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day.This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker’s music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist’s retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker’s most illustrative works. The musical discussions….

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Music of the Counterculture Era (American History through Music)

Music of the Counterculture Era (American History Through Music)
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The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the flourishing of an American counterculture that affected many walks of society. The movement’s music provided the soundtrack for this bellwether time in American cultural history. Such performers as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Arlo Guthrie, The Doors, John Lennon, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead ushered in new sounds, as well as new attitudes and philosophies for an emerging generation. With vibrant narrative chapters on the role of music in the anti-war movement, the Black power movement, the women’s movement, political radicalism, drug use, and the counterculture lifestyle, James….

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Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker

Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker
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Bebop saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker (1920-1955), a man of extremes in his personal life, was a disciplined musical genius who expanded and transformed the boundaries of jazz.Richly illustrated with extensive musical notations, this in-depth study of hundreds of works in the Parker discography takes into account newly discovered recordings and CD reissues. Koch meticulously documents each recording session and provides an array of musical details on theme structure, key, chords, distinguishing phrases, and performance format. Comprehensive biographical material — including the “Bird stories” of Parker’s eccentric behavior, sexual appetite, drug addiction, and compulsive drinking — is interwoven with the musical….

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Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music (Music in American Life)

Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music (Music in American Life)
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He is known as “El Rey” – the king – and has come to epitomize the Latin experience in music, not just to Latinos throughout the United States and Latin America but to a worldwide audience of all backgrounds. “Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music” is the first in-depth historical, musical, and cultural look at the career and the influence of this giant of Latin music. In this seminal work, Steven Loza brings the man and his music vividly to life through exclusive interviews with Puente and a number of his close associates, including Hilton Ruiz, Ray Santos,….

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Chasin' That Devil's Music Searching for the Blues – Book/CD (Softcover)

Chasin' That Devil's Music,  Searching for the Blues
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(Book). Chasin’ That Devil Music Searching for the Blues presents the results of extensive research by a blues scholar who has researched the artists on old 78 RPM records to uncover their stories. Includes rare interviews and the actual songs which available online using the unique code printed inside each book.

The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge Companions to Music)

The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge Companions to Music)
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This is the first comprehensive guide to the saxophone, its history, technical development and repertoire. Extensively researched and including much new information, the volume is written by some of the finest performers and experts on the instrument. The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone incorporates detailed historical developments in the classical, jazz and rock fields, provides practical performance guides, and has a chapter on teaching the instrument.