Equestrians David and Karen O´Connor and pianist Bill Charlap on this Fresh Air. Only the second husband and wife team to share a medal in Olympic history, the O´Connors helped win the U.S. a bronze medal and a gold (David O´Connor in the individual event) in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Internationally recognized equestrians, they won a silver medal for the U.S. in the 1996 Olympics. In 2000, the U.S. won the bronze in the Team Three Day Event Dressage. David O´Connor won the gold in the Individual Three Day Event (Jumping, Cross Country, and Dressage). The duo train and run clinics in The Plains, Virginia. Critics call Charlap ´´one of the strongest mainstream jazz pianists on the scene´´ and ´´one of the most gifted interpreters of standards.´´ He has worked with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Benny Carter, Clark Terry, and the Phil Woods Quintet where he remains. His most recent album, Written in the Stars was released in 2000. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010108/rt_whyy_010108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this collection of musical portraits, jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland pays sparkling tribute to such beloved and legendary figures as Benny Goodman, Bill Evans, Joe Morello, Paul Desmond, Alec Wilder, Mary Lou Williams, and others. In a preface to this new edition, published originally as All in Good Time, McPartland extends her commentary to include details of her long-running National Public Radio show Marian McPartland´s Piano Jazz and memories of her late husband, famed Chicago trumpeter Jimmy McPartland. This production also includes special bonus audio of excerpts from Marian McPartland´s Piano Jazz, featuring interviews with Rosemary Clooney, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Mary Lou Williams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marian McPartland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001500/bk_blak_001500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Major Dux ... oder Der Tag, an dem die Musik verboten wurde! Ein musikalisches Jazz-Juwel von Martin Baltscheit und Sandra Weckert featuring Bill Ramsey und Billy Butterfly. Mittwoch Mittag 12.00 Uhr - Durchsage im Radio: Der Major Dux hat die Musik verboten! Schriftsteller Bartolomäus Bob aber kümmert das nicht, er hat einen Termin mit seinem Verleger, geht in die U-Bahn und pfeift ein Liedchen. Aber auch das Pfeifen steht unter Strafe. B. Bob wird von der Geräuschepolizei verfolgt, muss fliehen. Sein Weg führt ihn in den Untergrund und in die Bar eines gewissen Pawlow. Hier versteckt sich die Musikszene der Stadt und Bartolomäus Bob ist mitten in einer Geschichte, deren Ausgang nicht einmal er kennt... Jazz mal andersHier klingt Musik wie Dynamit! Dieses ungewöhnliche Hörbuch nimmt den Hörer mit in eine verrückte Welt voller skurriler Figuren, gepaart mit erstklassigem, wunderbar lässigem Jazz: Im Land der verbotenen Musik, in einem illegalen Musikclub verzaubert Billy Butterfly mit ihrer betörenden Stimme nicht nur Bartholomäus Bob, sondern auch den finsteren Feind der Musik, Major Dux... Der Saxophonistin Sandra Weckert und Autor und Sprecher Martin Baltscheit ist hier gemeinsam mit Bill Ramsey ein Meisterwerk gelungen. Der Inbegriff von Coolness. Unbedingt anhören! Für Kinder ab 6 Jahren. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bill Ramsey, Marcel Wagner, Billy Butterfly. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/terz/000001/bk_terz_000001_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America´s great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation. Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself. You´ll follow the evolution of jazz from its beginnings in the music and dancing of the antebellum plantations to its morphing into many shapes as its greatest innovators gave us ragtime, the blues, the swing music of the big band era, boogie-woogie, and big band blues. You´ll follow the rise of modern jazz in all of its many forms, including bebop, cool, modal, free, and fusion jazz. And you´ll learn how the course of jazz was changed by key technological innovations, such as the invention of the microphone, which allowed smaller-voiced singers like Bing Crosby or Mel Torme to share a limelight once reserved for the bigger voices of stars like Bessie Smith or Al Jolson. Beginning the story on those antebellum plantations, Professor Messenger reveals how the ´´cakewalks´´ of slave culture gave birth to a dance craze at the end of the 19th century that was ignorant of its own humble roots. And he explores the irony of the minstrel shows, which derived from Southern beliefs of black cultural inferiority yet eventually spawned a musical industry that African-American musicians would dominate for decades to come. As a bonus, the lectures are also very entertaining, with Professor Messenger frequently turning to his piano to illustrate his musical points, often with the help of guest artists. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Messenger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000084/bk_tcco_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor Bill Paxton and Charles Mingus´ widow, Sue Graham Mingus, on this edition of Fresh Air. Bill Paxton makes his directing debut with the new psychological thriller Frailty. He co-stars in the film, with Matthew McConaughey and Powers Boothe. Paxton previously starred in the films Twister, A Simple Plan, One False Move, and Apollo 13. Sue Graham Mingus´ new memoir Tonight at Noon is about her love affair with the late jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus. She is a former magazine editor and publisher, and now works as a music producer. She also created and directs repertory ensembles that carry on the music of her late husband. Tonight at Noon: Three or Four Shades of Love, a CD featuring tracks by the Mingus Big Band and the Charles Mingues Orchestra, was recently released on the Dreyfus Jazz Label. In her efforts to reclaim bootleg recordings of Charles Mingus´ music, Sue Mingus incorporated Revenge Records, which copies bootleg CDs and releases them anew. (Broadcast Date: April 29, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020429/rt_whyy_020429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the fascinating story of the Edison Phonograph Company and its ´´Hill and Dale´´ vertical recording process, illustrated by musical examples from vintage recordings of legendary jazz band, The California Ramblers (which included famed trumpeter Red Nichols and other jazz greats)! This is the behind-the-scenes story of the invention, development and commercial promotion of the phonograph by Thomas Alva Edison, the ´´Genius of Menlo Park.´´ When tinfoil recording cylinders were replaced by flat disks, Edison pioneered a unique ´´vertical´´ recording process that produced a fidelity unmatched in its day. Unfortunately, manufacturing costs rendered it impractical and by the 1920´s nearly all other companies were successfully using a different process. Edison´s stubborn insistence on sticking with ´´verticals´´ nearly to the end eventually put the company out of business. Nevertheless, historians and critics agree that the Edison phonograph and disks provided the listener with the finest acoustic sound recordings of their time.Listen to the story of this forgotten moment in recording and Jazz history as told by audiophile Bill Mills and demonstrated by five carefully selected examples, from the Audio Archive, of Edison´s unique process. These ultra-rare recordings open a window on the birth of Jazz as captured during its formative years and feature great arrangements with exciting improvised solos performed by a band of the hottest musicians of the era, The California Ramblers. Compare their performances of ´´Keep Smiling At Trouble,´´ ´´Clementine,´´ ´´The Stockholm Stomp,´´ ´´Along Came Sweetness,´´ and their sweetly suggestive version of ´´Tiptoe Through The Tulips´´ to the quality of other early Jazz recordings and you will understand why Edison championed his process to the bitter end! If you love history or Jazz or just a good audiobook, here is a must have chronicle of a genius inventor, a past generation and a lost technology, researche 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rebb/000011/bk_rebb_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marko Simsa und die Boogie Woogie Gang bringen Boogie, Gospel und Blues ins Kinderzimmer. Beim schlitzohrigen ´´Morgenmuffel Blues´´ oder dem ´´Wiener Schnitzel Song´´ darf kräftig gesungen und getanzt werden. Marko Simsa lädt alle zum Mitmachen ein! Aus dem Inhalt: Elmer Schoebel: Bugle Call Rag; C. Nemeth: Morgenmuffel Blues; Butzemann-Boogie Woogie (Volkslied); Acker Bilk: I´m goin´ home; C. Nemeth, Marko Simsa: Wiener Schnitzel Song; Henry Mancini: Baby Elephant Walk; Bill Haley: Rock around the clock. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Marko Simsa. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000616/bk_jumb_000616_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
For year’s legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA. Beginning with his own arrival in America as a graduate in the 1930s, Alistair Cooke discusses the explorers who put their new-found land on the map, the pioneers who tamed the Wild West, the soldiers who fought for independence and the tycoons who built fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush, the jazz age to Pearl Harbour, with figures as varied as Buffalo Bill, John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King, here is the defining portrait of America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004035/bk_bbcw_004035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
San Francisco jazz pianist Evan Horne takes a gig in Los Angeles, where he’s offered his most unusual job yet. Movie megastar Ryan Stiles hires Evan to teach him to look like he’s playing piano for an upcoming role. Evan stays at Stiles’ lush Malibu home for the tutoring, but things suddenly go wrong for the arrogant, spoiled star. Stiles’ adversarial relationship with the paparazzi explodes when a photographer is killed. Was it an accident, or is Stiles himself a suspect? Evan wants out, but Stiles’ manager entices him to stay by dangling the opportunity to score the film. Stiles is cleared, but when the film begins, another mysterious death occurs, and somebody is blackmailing the star. With help from his FBI girlfriend, Andie Lawrence, and Lieutenant Danny Cooper, Evan launches his own investigation to help clear Stiles. But now, to further complicate things, a serial killer has escaped from prison - and it’s Gillian Sims, Evan’s old nemesis. About the author: Bill Moody is a mystery author and professional jazz drummer who has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Junior Mance, Jon Hendricks, and Lou Rawls. He lives in northern California, where he hosts a weekly jazz show, and is the author of a dozen short stories in various collections and several Evan Horne mystery novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005233/bk_blak_005233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.