Jazz Styles

Jazz Styles : History and Analysis

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For undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Evolution of Jazz, Jazz and Rock, American Music, Popular Music, African-American Music, Black Music in African-American Music, Jazz in America, Jazz Survey, Understanding Jazz, Jazz Styles, Jazz Appreciation, and Twentieth Century Music.Focusing on what Jazz is, how it is made, and how to listen to it, this best-selling introduction to jazz skillfully mixes written text with audio recordings to help students learn how to improve their ear for music and gain a deeper appreciation of the many layers of sound found in each recording. Highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era in a point-by-point manner, it details the basic musical principles, important styles, musical trends, history, innovations, and instruments of jazz, ideal for both non-musicians and music majors alike, it is easy-to-read, tightly organized, and filled with tips to help increase listening enjoyment as it guides students through the full spectrum of jazz history-from Africa to New Age-examining the major artists and providing an abundance of examples throughout the text and in the accompanying cassettes and CD's.
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  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 013021227X
  • 9780130212276

Table of contents

1. Introduction. I. BASICS OF JAZZ. 2. What Is Jazz? 3. Appreciating Jazz Improvisation. II. PREMODERN JAZZ. 4. Origins of Jazz. 5. Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930s. 6. Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940s. 7. Duke Ellington. 8. The Count Basie Bands. III. MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1940s TO THE EARLY 1960s. 9. Bop. 10. Cool Jazz. 11. Hard Bop. 12. Miles Davis, His Groups and Sidemen. 13. John Coltrane. IV. MODERN JAZZ: THE EARLY 1960s to the Early 1990s. 14. 1960s and 70s Avant-Garde and "Free" Jazz. 15. Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. 16. Jazz-Rock Fusion. APPENDIX. Chronology of Jazz Styles Chart. Elements of Music. Guide to Album Buying. Guide to Jazz Videos. Glossary. Supplementary Reading. Sources for Notated Jazz Solos. For Musicians. Index.
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