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Jazz: The First 100 Years with CD (Audio)
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JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2nd Edition explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, the revision devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Biographies and social history put music in context. Extensive, accessible Listening Guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Boxed inserts cover jazz theory and notation for music majors. Non-majors will find the new Jazz Basics Appendix a useful review tool on jazz fundamentals. Free with every new copy of the book, the Audio Jazz Primer CD allows students to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book.
Book News Annotation:
This text for an introductory course offers a chronological exploration of jazz from its roots in African tradition to neo-swing and world music, placing the music's development within a social and intellectual historical context, including the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and black activism of the 1960s. Included with second edition, Martin (Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.) and Waters (University of Colorado at Boulder) offer an audio primer CD with in-text references, which demonstrates basic musical concepts and the principle instruments of jazz.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Explore the development of jazz music with JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS with accompanying audio CD! From its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles, this music text gives you a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Learning is made easy with The Audio Jazz Primer CD that allows you to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book. Key terms, topics for discussion, and the jazz basics appendix help you master difficult concepts.
About the Author
Henry Martin is Professor of Music at Rutgers University--the country's only program that grants a degree in jazz scholarship. He has pursued a dual career as an award-winning composer-pianist and a music theorist specializing in jazz and the Western tonal tradition. His CD, PRELUDES AND FUGUES, was released by Bridge Records in 2004. He is coeditor of the ANNUAL REVIEW OF JAZZ STUDIES, and his books CHARLIE PARKER AND THEMATIC IMPROVISATION published in 1996 and COUNTERPOINT published in 2005 are followed by his latest title ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e, released in 2008.Keith Waters is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written extensively on jazz improvisation and analysis. As a jazz pianist, Waters has performed in concerts, jazz festivals, and clubs throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. He has recorded with VSOP Records, and his playing has been a featured topic in JAZZ PLAYER magazine. His most recent recording is a Chet Baker tribute with former Baker sideman Phil Urso and West Coast trumpeter Carl Saunders. He is the current chair of the Jazz Special Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory and has just completed a book on the studio recordings of Miles Davis's second great quintet.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Jazz Basics. 1. Roots. 2. Early Jazz. 3. Morton, Bechet, Armstrong, and Beiderbecke. 4. 1920s Jazz in New York and Europe. 5. The Swing Era. 6. Swing-Era Bands and Stylists. 7. The Bebop Era. 8. The 1950s and New Jazz Substyles. 9. The 1960s Avant-Garde. 10. Mainstream Jazz: Into the 1960s. 11. Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk Fusion. 12. Jazz Since the 1980s. Notes. Glossary. Selected Readings. Selected Discography. Selected Jazz DVDs and Videos. Index.
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