Music Mark C. Gridley Concise Guide to Jazz

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Concise Guide to Jazz

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9780131733329: Concise Guide to Jazz

This 2 CD set, compiled by Mark Gridley, includes 35 historic recordings of the big names in jazz history. These CDs help students appreciate why listeners became so excited about their styles, and spares students and instructors from the need to search for hard-to-locate, high-quality examples of each style. Each selection on the 2 CD set is accompanied by a Listening Guide in Concise Guide to Jazz. You may add 12 more historical recordings by packaging with the Prentice Hall Jazz Collection CD (ISBN 0-13-227222-9 includes the text, 2 Jazz Classics CDs, and the Prentice Hall Jazz Collection CD.Jazz Classics 2 CD set: Disc 1 Track1 Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Dixie Jazz Band One-Step (1917) 2 King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band: Alligator Hop (1923) 3 Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong: Reckless Blues (1923) 4 Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke: Riverboat Shuffle (1927) 5 Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines: West End Blues (1928) 6 Art Tatum: Tiger Rag (1933) 7 Count Basie and Lester Young: Lady Be Good (1936) 8 Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry: Sittin' In (1938) 9 Count Basie and Lester Young: Taxi War Dance (1939) 10 Billie Holiday and Lester Young: Back in Your Own Back Yard (1939) 11 Coleman Hawkins: Body and Soul (1939) 12 Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, and Barney Bigard: Harlem Airshaft (1940) 13 Johnny Hodges: I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (1961) 14 Ella Fitzgerald: Flying Home (1945) 15 Dexter Gordon and Fats Navarro: Index (1947) 16 Charlie Parker and John Lewis: Parker's Mood (1948) 17 Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie: Leap Frog (1950) 18 Bud Powell: Get Happy (1950) 19 Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz: Subconscious-Lee (1949) 20 Stan Kenton and Lee Konitz: Improvisation (1953) 21 J. J.Johnson, Clifford Brown, and Jimmy Heath: Get Happy (1953) 22 Stan Getz: It Never Entered My Mind (1957) 23 Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane: Two Bass Hit (1958) 24 Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and John Coltrane: Blue in Green (1959) Disc 2 Track 1 Wes Montgomery: Mr Walker (1960) 2 Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian: Solar (1961) 3 John Coltrane: Your Lady (1963) 4 Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller: The Egyptian (1964) 5 Ornette Coleman: Dee-Dee excerpt (1965) 6 Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock: Prince of Darkness (1967) 7 John Coltrane and Rashied Ali: Mars 8 Chick Corea: Captain Marvel (1972) 9 Horace Silver, Michael Brecker, and Randy Brecker: Gregory is Here (1972) 10 Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek: The Wind-Up (1974) 11 Weather Report: Birdland (1977)

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The author tells what jazz is, how it originated, and how it is made. He emphasizes effective strategies to get the most out of listening to jazz. Focusing on 46 of the most historically significant musicians, Gridley offers a basic, first-time orientation to jazz.

Special Features

  • NEW TO THIS EDITION is a chapter entitled NOW which considers recent developments in contemporary jazz and discusses such players as: John Zorn, Kenny G, Dave Sanborn, Joe Henderson, and Wayne Shorter.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW LISTENING GUIDES are keyed to 99 track numbers, chorus-by-chorus, on the 76-minute Classics CD (ISBN 0-13--142497-1): 21 historic recordings by Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and many more.
  • The 72-minute Demonstration CD (ISBN 0-13-142496-3): 157 narrated illustrations of instruments and methods that jazz musicians use to make their music.
  • The text is available at a discounted package price combined with the 2 accompanying CDs (ISBN 0-13-183979-9), or with just the Classics CD (ISBN 0-13-183980-2), or with just the Demonstration CD (ISBN 0-13-142519-6).
  • Both CDs and a videocassette version of the Demonstration CD (Listening to jazz by Steve Gryb; ISBN 0-13-532$624) can be ordered by phoning $00-947-7700.
  • 104 STUNNING PHOTOS of top musicians at work, with captions summarizing their contributions.
  • ELEMENTS OF MUSIC APPENDIX offers an illustrated short course in the basics of music: rhythm, scales, blue notes, chord progressions, song forms, and tone color.
  • ALBUM BUYING STRATEGIES APPENDIX gives handy pointers for quickly selecting and locating the best albums.

About the Author:

Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who has lectured widely on jazz history and jazz appreciation for over thirty years. He has conducted field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, The Instrumentalist and Jazz Educators Journal. Gridley's Jazz Styles book is America's most widely used introduction to jazz. The Educational Press Association of America gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.

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