Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
1. ROOTS. People of Dagomba, Ghana, "Kasuan Kura." Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Daniel." Marian Anderson, "Dere's No Hiding Place Down Dere." Annie Grace Horn Dodson, "Field Hands' Call." Scott Joplin, "Maple Leaf Rag." Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, "Maple Leaf Rag." Bessie Smith and James P. Johnson, "Back Water Blues." 2. EARLY JAZZ. Original Dixieland Jazz Band, "Tiger Rag." King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, "Dippermouth Blues." 3. MORTON, ARMSTRONG, AND BEIDERBECKE. Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, "Grandpa's Spells." Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, "West End Blues." Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra, "Singin' the Blues." 4. 1920S JAZZ IN NEW YORK AND EUROPE. Art Tatum, "Tiger Rag." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, "East St. Louis Toodle - Oo." Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli, "Tiger Rag." 5. THE SWING ERA. Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, "Down South Camp Meeting." Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy, "Mary's Idea." Jones-Smith Incorporated, "Shoe Shine Boy." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, "Solo Flight." Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, "Sepia Panorama." 6. SWING-ERA BANDS AND STYLISTS. International Sweethearts of Rhythm, "Vi Vigor." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, "Solo Flight." Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra, "Body and Soul." Jones-Smith Incorporated, "Shoe Shine Boy." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, "Solo Flight." Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra, "Body and Soul." 7. THE BEBOP ERA. Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars, "Salt Peanuts." Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra, with Chano Pozo, "Manteca." Thelonious Monk Quintet, "Four in One." 8. THE FIFTIES AND NEW JAZZ SUBSTYLES. Miles Davis and His Orchestra, "Jeru." Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, "They Can't Take That Away From Me." Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, "Moanin." Clifford Brown Max Roach Quintet, "Powell's Prances." Charles Mingus and His Orchestra, "Hora Decubitus." Miles Davis Sextet: "So What." 9. THE SIXTIES AVANT-GARDE. Ornette Coleman, "Street Woman." John Coltrane: "Acknowledgement." Albert Ayler Trio, "Ghosts: First Variation." 10. MAINSTREAM JAZZ IN THE 1960S. Bill Evans Trio, "Autumn Leaves." 11. JAZZ-ROCK, JAZZ-FUNK FUSION. Miles Davis, "It's About That Time In a Silent Way." Herbie Hancock, "Chameleon." Chick Corea, "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy." 12. JAZZ SINCE THE 1980S. Wynton Marsalis, "Jazz at Lincoln Center: Express Crossing." George Benson, " Softly as in a Morning Sunrise." Eliane Elias, "One Note Samba." Steve Coleman and the Five Elements, "Salt Peanuts." Tim Hagans, "Far West."