Ted Gioia´s History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic - acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history - Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie´s advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis´s 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman´s experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny´s visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the listener with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the listener to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after-hours spots of corrupt Kansas City, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018793/bk_adbl_018793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wir hören das Wort ´´Swing´´ und verbinden es automatisch mit den Big Bands, die in den dreißiger Jahren die Szene beherrschten. Der Begriff ´´beherrschen´´ stimmt dann, wenn wir unter Szene die Dance Halls und die Ballsäle der großen Städte verstehen und die breite Masse des Publikums, der es um das Tanzen und um die Unterhaltung ging. Daneben etablierte sich aber auch eine andere Szene: in den kleinen Clubs von New York, aber auch in anderen Städten. Dort spielten kleine Gruppen, vor einem Publikum, dem es mehr ums Zuhören ging. Meist waren die Musiker Mitglieder der großen Bands. Dort verdienten sie ihren Lebensunterhalt, wenn sie auch nur sporadisch Gelegenheit hatten, als Solisten ins Rampenlicht zu treten. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Willi Resetarits. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/005276/bk_edel_005276_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Die amerikanische Musikszene wurde in der zweiten Hälfte der dreißiger Jahre eindeutig vom Swing-Stil beherrscht. Die Big Bands in den Tanzhallen und die kleinen Swing-Combos in den Clubs boten nicht nur stimmungsvolle Unterhaltungsmusik, dort wie da waren auch großartige Solisten am Werk. Die Arrangements in den großen Bands ließen immer wieder auch die Stars der Ensembles zu Wort kommen, und in den kleinen Gruppen stand ja überhaupt das solistische Spiel im Mittelpunkt. Im Publikum dominierten nicht nur die Tänzer. Es gab auch in zunehmendem Maße die anspruchsvollen Fans, die kamen, um zuzuhören, um das ausdrucksstarke Spiel ihrer Lieblinge zu bewundern. Und immer mehr wuchs auch das Interesse des Jazzpublikums an den Hintergründen der Musik, es entstand die erste Jazzfachliteratur. Man beschäftigte sich mit den historischen Fakten, mit den Biografien der Jazzpioniere. Und es erhob sich die Frage, was aus den Hauptakteuren der frühen Jazzstile geworden war. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Willi Resetarits. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/005277/bk_edel_005277_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates. In four words - ´´the capital of everything´´ - Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: The Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America´s movie mecca. Tremendous new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history. Supreme City is the story of Manhattan´s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. Nearly all of the makers of modern Manhattan came from elsewhere: Walter Chrysler from the Kansas prairie; entertainment entrepreneur Florenz Ziegfeld from Chicago. William Paley, founder of the CBS radio network, was from Philadelphia, while his rival David Sarnoff, founder of NBC, was a Russian immigrant. Cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden was Canadian and her rival, Helena Rubenstein, Polish. All of them had in common vaulting ambition and a desire to fulfill their dreams in New York. As mass communication emerged, the city moved from downtown to midtown through a series of engineering triumphs - Grand Central Terminal and the new and newly chic Park Avenue it created, the Holland Tunnel, and the modern skyscraper. In less than ten years Manhattan became the social, cultural, and commercial hub of the country. The 1920s was the Age of Jazz and the Age of Ambition. Original in concept, deeply researched, and utterly fascinating, Supreme City transports listeners to that time and to the city which outsiders embraced, in E.B. White´ s words, ´´with the intense excitement of first love.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frangione Jim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007765/bk_reco_007765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Am Anfang der zwanziger Jahre war der beste Jazz eindeutig in Chicago zu hören, und doch war New York bereits im Begriff, der ´´Toddling Town´´ den Rang abzulaufen. Was New York den Musikern zu bieten hatte, war nicht so sehr musikalischer, sondern eher organisatorischer Natur. Hier waren die großen Konzertagenturen zuhause, von hier aus starteten die Tourneen durch die Staaten und hierher kehrten sie zurück. Hier gab es jede Menge Lokalen Clubs, Bars, Ballsäle, Varietétheater, Restaurants, Saloons, Cafés, After Hour-Clubs, Speakeasys - mit einem Wort: Auftritts- und damit Verdienstmöglichkeiten en masse, wie sie keine andere Stadt zu bieten hatte. Und hier hatten auch die großen Plattenfirmen ihren Sitz, später kamen noch die Rundfunkgesellschaften dazu. Der nördliche Teil von Manhattan war das Zentrum mit dem Lincoln Theatre, dem Apollo Theatre, und Harlem mit dem Cotton Club oder Connie´s Inn. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Willi Resetarits. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/002230/bk_edel_002230_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling itself. Paris in the 1920s: It is a city of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where louche jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus looking to indulge their true selves. It is at the Chameleon where the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club´s loyal denizens, including the rising photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol, and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes - and the world itself - evolve. Lou falls in love and finds success as a race car driver. Gabor builds his reputation with vivid and imaginative photographs, including a haunting portrait of Lou and her lover, which will resonate through all their lives. As the exuberant ´20s give way to darker times, Lou experiences another metamorphosis that will warp her earnest desire for love and approval into something far more sinister: Collaboration with the Nazis. Told in a kaleidoscope of voices, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 evokes this incandescent city with brio, humor, and intimacy. A brilliant work of fiction and a mesmerizing listen, it is Francine Prose´s finest novel yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini, Rosalind Ashford, Geoffrey Cantor, Nicola Barber, Suzanne Toren, Maggi-Meg Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003906/bk_harp_003906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set during the flamboyant anything-goes era of 1920s America, these three historical romance tales are filled with intriguing characters and rich imagery from the time period - with flappers, jazz music, gangsters, and lavish wealth. Escape to a different decade today with the compelling stories of the Canary Club Anthology. Gilded Cage Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious bootlegger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father´s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family´s dangerous secrets, Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. All That Glitters A dame with brains, moxie, and killer curves, June West isn´t your average flapper. She´s managed to endear herself to the son of one of the most powerful gangsters in New York, earning herself a spot in the limelight that she´s always longed for. With the infamous playboy at her side, June has become accustomed to living the high life. Lavish parties, expensive clothes, sparkling jewels - nothing is beyond her reach. But when her carefully woven web of lies finally catches up with her, she must make an impossible choice: come clean about her past and risk losing everything, or find a way to bury her demons once and for all. Nothing Gold Dickey has been down on his luck since the day he was born. Flat broke and sick of being looked down on, he meets young socialite Lilly Rose at a wild party. The connection is like a strike of lightning. From a wealthy New York family, this debutante is everything he´s been told he can never have and the only thing he wants. Determined to win her, he knows the only way is with cold hard cash. So when a shot at the biggest score of his life comes.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092257/bk_acx0_092257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miles to Go is a frank and intimate exploration of Miles Davis´ eccentric working life, drug habits, paranoia, depression, and subsequent recovery. Murphy explores Davis´ troubled relationship with his children and the controversial role Cicely Tyson played in his life. The book also delves into the dynamics that made Davis´ band work so well together, placing Davis´ work in a historic, literary, and musical framework. Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and a very unlikely Mother Teresa all have walk-on parts in this engaging, intelligent, and often hilarious narrative. Miles to Go takes us from the small seedy jazz clubs that Davis frequented to the world tours, and then finally to Davis´ triumphant return with his celebrated concerts at Lincoln Center in the early 1980s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001501/bk_blak_001501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dickey has been down on his luck since the day he was born. Flat broke and sick of being looked down on, he meets young socialite Lilly Rose at a wild party. The connection is like a strike of lightning. From a wealthy New York family, this debutante is everything he´s been told he can never have - and the only thing he wants. Determined to win her, he knows the only way to get her parents approval is with cold hard cash. So when a shot at the biggest score of his life comes around, he just can´t refuse. Nothing Gold is the third installment of the Canary Club Story Collection. Set during the flamboyant anything-goes era of 1920s America, these short stories are filled with intriguing characters and rich imagery from the time period - with romance, flappers, jazz music, gangsters, and lavish wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085497/bk_acx0_085497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willie Walker was a famous saxophonist in the Jazz world. He had played all around the world. But now he was retiring to Key West to open up a Jazz Club at the End of the Road. But people around him start dying, and pretty soon Willie gets the idea that somebody doesn’t want his club to open. His granddaughter Ruby is getting the same idea and hires Marlow to find out who is out to kill her grandfather and why. Willie has secrets he plans on taking to the grave. Secrets he promised never to reveal. But in order to keep Willie alive, Marlow has to uncover those secrets or they both might end up singing the Midnight Blues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117249/bk_acx0_117249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.