• The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (The History of Jazz)

    Here is the book jazz lovers have eagerly awaited, the second volume of Gunther Schuller's monumental The History of Jazz. When the first volume, Early Jazz, appeared two decades ago, it immediately established itself as one of the seminal works on American music. Nat Hentoff called it "a remarkable breakthrough in musical analysis of jazz," and Frank Conroy, in The New York Times Book Review, praised it as "definitive.... A remarkable book by any standard...unparalleled in the literature of jazz." It has been universally recognized as the basic musical analysis of jazz from its beginnings until 1933. The Swing Era focuses on that extraordinary period in American musical history--1933 to 1945--when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music, its social dances and musical entertainment. The book's thorough scholarship, critical perceptions, and great love and respect for jazz puts this well-remembered era of American music into new and revealing perspective. It examines how the arrangements of Fletcher Henderson and Eddie Sauter--whom Schuller equates with Richard Strauss as "a master of harmonic modulation"--contributed to Benny Goodman's finest work...how Duke Ellington used the highly individualistic trombone trio of Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, and Lawrence Brow...

    • ASIN: 0195071409

  • Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

    This indispensable book brings us face to face with some of the most memorable figures in jazz history and charts the rise and development of bop in the late 1930s and '40s. Ira Gitler interviewed more than 50 leading jazz figures, over a 10-year period, to preserve for posterity their recollections of the transition in jazz from the big band era to the modern jazz period. The musicians interviewed, including both the acclaimed and the unrecorded, tell in their own words how this renegade music emerged, why it was a turning point in American jazz, and how it influenced their own lives and work. Placing jazz in historical context, Gitler demonstrates how the mood of the nation in its post-Depression years, racial attitudes of the time, and World War II combined to shape the jazz of today.

    • ASIN: 0195050703

  • Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

    “A must-read for all dancers as the invaluable historical references and in-depth coverage of the different jazz forms cannot be found in such detail in any other book on the market today.”—Debra McWaters, author of Musical Theatre Training “Artfully weaves history and professional perspectives to reveal the boundaries of the jazz dance world. It invites the reader to develop a more complicated definition of jazz dance for the twenty-first century.”—Susan A. Lee, Northwestern University The history of jazz dance is best understood by thinking of it as a tree. The roots of jazz dance are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. From the vernacular have grown many and varied branches, including tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and more.Unique in its focus on history rather than technique, Jazz Dance offers the only overview of trends and developments since 1960. Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international app...

    • Brand: University Press of Florida
    • ASIN: 0813061296

  • A History of Jazz Music 1900-2000

    A comprehensive and up-to-date history of the genre from its origins in New Orleans to the digital improvisers of the new millennium. Unlike most books on the subject, the vast majority of the text covers music recorded in the more recent decades. It is also a unique project in that it emphasizes composition and arrangement, and not only improvisation. The author's background in rock music, classical music and avantgarde music gives it a unique flavor, crossing borders and questioning stereotypes. "A History of Jazz Music" is the third book in a bold project to synthesize the music of the 20th century. "A History of Rock Music" and "A History of Popular Music", by the same authors, are the complementary pieces of this project.

    • ASIN: B00PUW3WMQ

  • Swing

    When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they’ve got to find cool.Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone. Noah soon finds himself navigating the worlds of jazz, batting cages, the strange advice of Walt’s Dairy Queen-employed cousin, as well as Walt’s own perceptions of what is actually cool. Status quo seems inevitable until Noah stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each page contains the words he’s always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart. But when his private artwork becomes public, Noah has a decision to make: continue his life in the dugout and possibly lose the girl forever, or take a swing and make his voice heard?At the same time, numerous American flags are being left around town. While some think it’s a harmless prank and others see it as a form of peaceful protest, Noah can’t shake the fee...

    • ASIN: 0310761913
    • UPC: 025986761912

  • From Jazz to Swing: African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935 (Jazz: History, Culture, and Criticism Series)

    In the 1920s, many black regional jazz bands were recorded and became products of the entertainment industry, which was altering the face of America from the handmade, homemade, homemade society of the ninteenth century to the mass-produced, mass-consumed technological culture of the twentieth century.Making use of the files of African American newspapers, such as the Chicago Defender, as well as published and archival oral history interviews, Hennessey explores the contradictions that musicians often faced as African Americans, as trained professional musicians, and as the products of differing regional experiences. From Jazz to Swing follows jazz from its beginnings in the regional black musics of the turn of the century in New Orleans, Chicago, New York, and the territories that make up the rest of the country.

    • ASIN: 0814321798

  • The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing

    They may wear cowboy hats and boots and sing about "faded love," but western swing musicians have always played jazz! From Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys to Asleep at the Wheel, western swing performers have played swing jazz on traditional country instruments, with all of the required elements of jazz, and some of the best solo improvisation ever heard. In this book, Jean A. Boyd explores the origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz. She focuses in particular on the performers who made the music, drawing on personal interviews with some fifty living western swing musicians. From pioneers such as Cliff Bruner and Eldon Shamblin to current performers such as Johnny Gimble, the musicians make important connections between the big band swing jazz they heard on the radio and the western swing they created and played across the Southwest from Texas to California. From this first-hand testimony, Boyd re-creates the world of western swing-the dance halls, recording studios, and live radio shows that broadcast the music to an enthusiastic listening audience. Although the performers typically came from the same rural roots that nurtured country music, their words make it clear that they considered themselves neither "hillbillies" nor "count...

    • Brand: Jean A Boyd
    • ASIN: 0292708602

  • Jazz: The First 100 Years, Enhanced Media Edition (with Digital Music Downloadable Card, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (MindTap Course List)

    Equipping you with a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz, the captivating JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, ENHANCED MEDIA EDITION, 3e explores the development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Biographies, social history, and timelines at the beginning of chapters put music into context, while insightful listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the downloadable selections. All-new interactive pre- and post-chapter quizzes help prepare you for upcoming topics as well as review what you have already learned. In addition, Audio Primer selections allow you to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book. A printed access card with all of the music for the book comes with every copy of the printed text, and is also available via MindTap.

    • ASIN: 1305091868

  • History of Jazz: Very Best Of Swing Bebop Cool

    The horn heroes, guitar geniuses, iconic singers, the most notorious characters in the annals of jazz they're all here. These take you from coast to coast and from the age of swing to the birth of fusion: Dinah Fats Waller; Nuages Django Reinhardt; Frenesi Artie Shaw; Drummin' Man Gene Krupa; Fine and Mellow Billie Holiday; in the Mood Glenn Miller; Mood Indigo Duke Ellington; Groovin' High Charlie Parker; Walkin' Miles Davis; Misty Erroll Garner, plus everyone from Satchmo to Sassy to Pat Metheny!

    • ASIN: B000N4S9LU
    • UPC: 076119510334