What It Is: Conversations with Jazz Artist Dave Liebman (Studies in Jazz)

What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist (Studies in Jazz)
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Dave Liebman is one of the leading forces in contemporary jazz. Prominently known for performing with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, he has exerted considerable influence as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer, author, and educator. In addition to his recent recognition as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, he has received the Order of Arts and Letters from France and holds an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. He has mentored many of today’s most notable young jazz musicians worldwide and is a prolific writer on jazz.In What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist,….

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Jazz: The First 100 Years (with Audio CD)

Jazz: The First 100 Years (with Audio CD)
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Explore the development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS gives you a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Learning is made easy with the Audio Primer CD that allows you to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book. Key terms, topics for discussion, and the jazz basics introduction help you master difficult concepts.

Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey

Walking with Legends: Barry Martyn's New Orleans Jazz Odyssey
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Drummer, record producer, bandleader, jazz researcher, and cigar-chomping raconteur Barry Martyn is a New Orleans original who happens to have been born in England. Implausible though this may seem, it makes perfect sense to members of the New Orleans traditional jazz community, who view themselves as an extended family based on merit as much as nativity. For more than forty years, Martyn has been a fixture in the Crescent City’s jazz scene, laying down the beat for generations of celebrated musicians and avidly promoting the city’s unique musical heritage around the world. In Walking with Legends — based on over….

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The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk & Hip Hop, Book & CD [With CD]

The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk & Hip Hop, Book & CD
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The Commandments of R&B Drumming is a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming, from soul to funk to hip-hop, written by world-renowned session & live drummer Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Sean Lennon). Topics include practice tips, developing the funky bass drum and hi-hat, creating and playing with loops, and what are considered the Ten Commandments of Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing. This newly revised 10th….

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Jazz Messages (with CD) (Manhattan Music Publications)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messages: Book & CD (Manhattan Music Publications)
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Through in-depth analysis, detailed transcriptions and album references, author John Ramsay gives us an insider’s view of Art Blakey’s unique drumming style. The book includes examples of Art’s philosophies and wisdom as told by some of the great alumni of the Jazz Messengers.

Growing up with Jazz: Twenty Four Musicians Talk About Their Lives and Careers

Growing up with Jazz: Twenty Four Musicians Talk About Their Lives and Careers
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A jazz writer for three decades, W. Royal Stokes has a special talent for capturing the initial spark that launches a musician’s career. In Growing Up With Jazz , he has interviewed twenty-four instrumentalists and singers who talk candidly about the early influences that started them on the road to jazz and where that road has taken them. Stokes offers a kaleidoscopic look at the jazz scene, featuring musicians from a dazzling array of backgrounds. Ray Gelato recalls the life of a working class youth in London, Patrizia Scascitelli recounts being a child prodigy in Rome who became the first….

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Sittin' In With The Big Band Jazz Ensemble Play-Along (Book & CD) – Drum Edition

Sittin' In with the Big Band, Vol 1: Drums, Book & CD
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Sittin’ In with the Big Band, Vol. I is written at the easy to intermediate-easy level. It provides an opportunity to play along with a professional jazz ensemble to improve your playing, whenever you want. As you play with and listen to the outstanding players in the band, you’ll learn about blend, style, phrasing, tone, dynamics, technique, articulation, and playing in time, as well as a variety of Latin, swing, ballad and rock styles. Performance tips and suggestions are included in each book. Books are available for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. Features include….

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Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer: Coordinating Independence As Applied To Jazz And Be-bop With Cd (audio) (Vol. 1)

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer: Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bop, Vol. 1 (Book & CD-ROM)
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The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “Father of Jazz Independence,” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, speed, and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim’s teaching techniques like no other.