Jazz
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Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2007-07-24
ISBN 10 : 9780307388100
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 3.5/5 from 6 reviews
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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

Jazz

by Toni Morrison

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

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The Jazz Theory Book

by Mark Levine

The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

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Jazz Pedagogy

by J. Richard Dunscomb,Willie Hill

DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.

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The Story of Jazz

by Marshall Winslow Stearns

Traces the evolution of jazz from its African and West Indian roots to its contemporary forms and discusses the careers and styles of Leadbelly, Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and others

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The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

by Horn

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The Jazz Standards

by Ted Gioia

The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know

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Jazz Dance Styles and Steps for Fun

by Helene Andreu

Many books have been written about Freemasonry. However, there has been very little written and published in the area of Royal Arch Masonry. To the best of my knowledge, there has only been three books published in the last one hundred and fifty years. (1) Sheville and Gould's Guide to the Royal Arch Chapter in 1867 and 1980; (2) Trunbull and Denslow's A History of Royal Arch Masonry published by the General Grand Chapter in 1956 and 1993; and (3) Steinmetz's The Royal Arch Its hidden Meaning

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Patterns for jazz

by Jerry Coker

Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

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Jazz Theory and Practice

by Jeffrey Hellmer,Richard Lawn

Jazz Theory and Practice is the most modern introduction to jazz theory ever published. Rich with examples from the repertoire, it gives performers, arrangers and composers an in-depth and practical knowledge of the theoretical foundations of jazz.

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Jazz singer s handbook

by Michele Weir

A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.

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Jazz Anecdotes

by Bill Crow

Featuring anecdotes from the world of jazz, a collection of stories about the rewards and drawbacks of a musician's life features Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and many others

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Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor

by Jerry Coker

A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

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The Swing Era

by Gunther Schuller

Focuses on the period in American musical history from 1930 to 1945 when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music.

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Frontiers of Jazz

by Ralph de Toledano

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Chicago Jazz

by William Howland Kenney

The setting is the Royal Gardens Cafe. It's dark, smoky. The smell of gin permeates the room. People are leaning over the balcony, their drinks spilling on the customers below. On stage, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong roll on and on, piling up choruses, the rhythm section building the beat until tables, chairs, walls, people, move with the rhythm. The time is the 1920s. The place is South Side Chicago, a town of dance halls and cabarets, Prohibition and segregation,

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Triad Pairs for Jazz

by Gary Campbell

Recording artist, saxophonist, educator, and author Gary Campbell presents an effective strategy for constructing fresh-sounding melodic lines. He progresses step by step through the concept, the practice exercises, and the practical application of Triad Pairs for Jazz. Concepts include: deriving triad pairs from the most used chord-scales, determining the best pairs for various chords and progressions, practice patterns for mastery, and exploring linear possibilities. Recommended for intermediate to advanced players as an expansion of the chord-scale approach.

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Jazz Among the Discourses

by Krin Gabbard

The study of jazz comes of age with this anthology. One of the first books to consider jazz outside of established critical modes, Jazz Among the Discourses brings together scholars from an array of disciplines to question and revise conventional methods of writing and thinking about jazz. Challenging "official jazz histories," the contributors to this volume view jazz through the lenses of comparative literature; African American studies; music, film, and communication theory; English literature; American studies; history; and philosophy. With

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The Jazz Pianist

by Fred Hughes

"...[Fred Hughes teaches how to:] 1. perform all chords and variations of major, minor, diminished & augmented triads; six, seven, nine, elevin & thirteenth chords 2. provide the harmonic structure and foundation with the left hand 3. learn the theory of chord construction 4. practice patterns for mastery..."--back cover.

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