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Key Benefit: This broad and encompassing survey provides a rich, informative, and chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on its origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and the personalities that have contributed to this innovative form of music. Key Topics: Discussions of benchmark styles with point-by-point differentiation cover early jazz, swing, bop, hard bop, cool jazz, "free" jazz, and jazz-rock fusion--highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era. Market: For musicians and non-musicians alike--to increase their appreciation and enjoyment of jazz.
Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician and educator. He has done field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of America. 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.
Table of Contents
A Small Basic CD Collection
Basics of Jazz
What is Jazz?
Appreciating Jazz Improvisation
Origins of Jazz
Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930s
Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940s
The Count Basie Bands
Modern Jazz: The Early 1940s to the Early 1960s
Bop: The Early 1940s to the Middle 1950s
Miles Davis, His Groups & Sidemen
Modern Jazz: The Early 1960s to the Early 1990s
1960s and 1970s Avant-Garde & "Free" Jazz
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, & Keith Jarret
Brief Outline of Jazz Styles
Elements of Music
Strategies for Album Buying
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos
Sources for Solo Transcriptions
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