Jazzin about

One of the most important aspects of learning to play musical instruments is that the student must enjoy what he or she plays. That's the challenge that the Jazzin' About series meets.

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Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571513166

Category: Music

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One of the most important aspects of learning to play musical instruments is that the student must enjoy what he or she plays. That's the challenge that the Jazzin' About series meets. Since jazz, rock and blues are all part of our musical heritage, they should be experienced along with the more traditional 'classically'-oriented works. Pieces are arranged approximately in order of increasing difficulty, and provide a firm foundation for more advanced studies in this style of playing. The stimulating accompaniments for piano (or electric/electronic keyboard) help the student to achieve proper articulation of rhythmic patterns and familiarity with the feeling and characteristics of the music. It's the kind of fun and rewarding music that will encourage students to enjoy practicing as well as playing.

Ugly Beauty Jazz in the 21st Century

Players like Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop and Matana Roberts are just a few of a whole generation of musicians who reject boundaries between genres, if they even see them at all, and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm was an important figure in ...

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789046335

Category: Music

Page: 272

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What does jazz “mean” 20 years into the 21st century? Has streaming culture rendered music literally meaningless, thanks to the removal of all context beyond the playlist? Are there any traditions left to explore? Has the destruction of the apprenticeship model (young musicians learning from their elders) changed the music irrevocably? Are any sounds off limits? How far out can you go and still call it “jazz”? Or should the term be retired? These questions, and many more, are answered in Ugly Beauty, as Phil Freeman digs through his own experiences and conversations with present-day players. Jazz has never seemed as vital as it does right now, and has a genuine role to play in 21st-century culture, particularly in the US and the UK.

A Diary of the Underdogs Jazz in the 1960 s in San Francisco

And Art... no, Oscar Pettiford was living here playing cello. Addison played the bass. And he was taking solos.... DON: The cello? Is that when he was doing the cello? JOHN: Yes. DON: And he tuned it in fourths, he cheated!

Author: Don Alberts

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257225651

Category: History

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Historical documentation and perspective on Jazz music, the social and political environment of the period of the 1960's in San Francisco through local area musicians stories and interviews. "When you played with a certain group of players you belonged. Every protocol applied. You could not be late regardless of the situation, whether for money or for rehearsal or even a jam session. The problems of one were known by all. Within that circle great musicians found shelter among those who understood the life."

Jazz in the 1970s

The Village Voice and the Soho Weekly News were already using loft jazz in its coverage, more as an indicator of ... Holland (playing bass and cello), Altschul, and Warren Smith (playing vibes and tympani in addition to drums), ...

Author: Bill Shoemaker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442242104

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotal decade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, but Bill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype with a bold perspective that examines both the diverse musical innovations and cultural developments that elevated jazz internationally. He traces events that redefined jazz’s role in the broadband arts movement as well as the changing social and political landscape. Shoemaker immerses readers in the cultural transformation of jazz through: official recognition with events like Jimmy Carter’s White House Jazz Picnic and the release of The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz; the market validation of avant-garde musicians by major record labels and the concurrent spike in artist-operated record labels and performance spaces; the artistic influence and economic impact of jazz festivals internationally; the emergence of government and foundation grant support for jazz in the United States and Europe; and the role of media in articulating a fast-changing scene. Shoemaker details the lives and work of well-known innovators (such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers) as well as barrier-breaking artists based in Europe (such as Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann and Chris McGregor) giving both longtime fans and newcomers insights into the moments and personae that shaped a vibrant decade in jazz.

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880 935

It is the banjos in Dan Kildare's band that are responsible for the rhythmic drive, making up for the 'cello, whose legato countermelodies frequently fall behind the beat. In fact, the group's second recording session in October 1916 ...

Author: Catherine Tackley (n? Parsonage)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351544740

Category: Music

Page: 322

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As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized culture and within the subversive underworld. Tackley (n?Parsonage) demonstrates the importance of image and racial stereotyping in shaping perceptions of jazz, and leads to the significant conclusion that the evolution of jazz in Britain was so much more than merely an extension or reflection of that in America. The book examines the cultural and musical antecedents of the genre, including minstrel shows and black musical theatre, within the context of musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Tackley is particularly concerned with the public perception of jazz in Britain and provides close analysis of the early European critical writing on the subject. The processes through which an evolution took place are considered by looking at the methods of introducing jazz in Britain, through imported revue shows, sheet music, and visits by American musicians. Subsequent developments are analysed through the consideration of modernism and the Jazz Age as theoretical constructs and through the detailed study of dance music on the BBC and jazz in the underworld of London. The book concludes in the 1930s by which time the availability of records enabled the spread of 'hot' music, affecting the live repertoire in Britain. Tackley therefore sheds entirely new light on the development of jazz in Britain, and provides a deep social and cultural understanding of the early history of the genre.

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880 1935

The version of Dan Kildare's Orchestra that first recorded in 1916 consisted of banjo, banjoline, 'cello, piano, string bass and drums. The banjo and banjoline can be heard most clearly, the cello when used is reasonably clear, ...

Author: Catherine Tackley (nee Parsonage)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351544757

Category: Music

Page: 322

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As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized culture and within the subversive underworld. Tackley (nParsonage) demonstrates the importance of image and racial stereotyping in shaping perceptions of jazz, and leads to the significant conclusion that the evolution of jazz in Britain was so much more than merely an extension or reflection of that in America. The book examines the cultural and musical antecedents of the genre, including minstrel shows and black musical theatre, within the context of musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Tackley is particularly concerned with the public perception of jazz in Britain and provides close analysis of the early European critical writing on the subject. The processes through which an evolution took place are considered by looking at the methods of introducing jazz in Britain, through imported revue shows, sheet music, and visits by American musicians. Subsequent developments are analysed through the consideration of modernism and the Jazz Age as theoretical constructs and through the detailed study of dance music on the BBC and jazz in the underworld of London. The book concludes in the 1930s by which time the availability of records enabled the spread of 'hot' music, affecting the live repertoire in Britain. Tackley therefore sheds entirely new light on the development of jazz in Britain, and provides a deep social and cultural understanding of the early history of the genre.

Jazz in Print 1859 1929

Wilson for twenty - five or thirty years had been a cello player in various restaurant orchestras in New York . He had taken pride in his work . He lived alone and music was his chief delight . In 9. " CAYN'T YO ' LIVE ' UMBLE ?

Author: Karl Koenig

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 1576470245

Category: Music

Page: 624

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This anthology was compiled to aid the scholar working on the origins and evolution of jazz. Covering materials published through 1929, it also begins with article from 1859 which do not concern jazz directly, but will serve to present a solid foundation for understanding the American music scene from which jazz developed. Chronologically listed and well-indexed, the hundreds of articles comprise, in effect, a history of jazz as it evolved. Beginning with accounts of Negro music in the pre-jazz era, continuing in an exploration of spirituals, followed by a description of ragtime, we finally learn about the development of jazz from its practitioners and informed audiences of the time.

Christmas jazzin about

A new cover reprint of the second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent - and indispensable - account of the Scottish people, from 1830-1950.

Author: Pamela Wedgwood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571516955

Category: Music

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Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes---from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Christmas Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles. So celebrate the festive season in style with these jazzy arrangements of popular Christmas carols. Titles: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * Deck the Halls * Ding-Dong-Doodle * O Little Swinging Town of Bethlehem * Wassailing-By! * Christmas Jingle * Once in Royal David's City * The Christmas Song * Past Three o'Clock.

Jazz in China

He also studied voice and cello at Shanghai National Music Academy. He was a young musician of a fairly high artistic level. Although at the time the “Huang Feiran Band” was not as well known as “Jiemei Jin band,” it was nonetheless a ...

Author: Eugene Marlow

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496818027

Category: Music

Page: 288

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"Is there jazz in China?" This is the question that sent author Eugene Marlow on his quest to uncover the history of jazz in China. Marlow traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping. Covering a span of almost one hundred years, Marlow focuses on a variety of subjects--the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances. Featuring unique, face-to-face interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians in Beijing and Shanghai, plus interviews with club owners, promoters, expatriates, and even diplomats, Marlow marks the evolution of jazz in China as it parallels China's social, economic, and political evolution through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Also featured is an interview with one of the extant members of the Jimmy King Big Band of the 1940s, one of the first major all-Chinese jazz big bands in Shanghai. Ultimately, Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression is a cultural history that reveals the inexorable evolution of a democratic form of music in a Communist state.

Jazz in Its Time

He plays the higher octaves not only in tune but with a tenderness that is sometimes mindful of a cello's sound. Then, when called for, he's able to attack the sonorous bottom of the horn with such vigor and vitality that it is small ...

Author: Martin Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019536161X

Category: Music

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From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest collection of jazz writings, Williams brings together many of his best pieces and covers new ground, with short columns on Teddy Wilson and George Winston and a longer article, "How Long Has This Been Going On?," examining the current state of jazz. In this last work, Williams notes that jazz is experiencing a period of "stylistic retrenchment or, if you will, a period of conservatism," and questions the fusion of jazz with rock. Williams cites the opinion of Wynton Marsalis and a number of other musicians, who "seem to see the whole fusion thing as a kind of commercial opportunism and artistic blind alley, maybe even a betrayal of the music." Arranged roughly according to the form of the writing (music reviews, profiles, etc.) the pieces included here examine the musicianship of jazz greats from Sidney Bechet to Ornette Coleman, including Lionel Hampton, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, and others. There are also thought pieces on the development and direction of jazz and jazz scholarship. Together, these works provide an insightful overview of the development of jazz over the past twenty years.