Jazz: The First 100 Years, Volume 1

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Thompson/Schirmer, 2006 - Music - 438 pages
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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.

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Henry Martin is professor of music at Rutgers University?the country's only program granting a degree in jazz scholarship. He has pursued a dual career as a composer-pianist and as a music theorist specializing in jazz and the Western tonal tradition. His compositions have won several awards. His CD, PRELUDES AND FUGUES, was released by Bridge Records in 2004. He is co-editor of the ANNUAL REVIEW OF JAZZ STUDIES, and his book CHARLIE PARKER AND THEMATIC IMPROVISATION was published in 1996, Essential Jazz in 2004 and his new book titled, COUNTERPOINT, will be released in 2005.

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 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' second great quintet.

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