A shooting star of the international jazz scene, a genius guitarist demanded by the greatest (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sting, Chick Corea), Lionel Loueke is an extraordinary artist. His unique musical personality blends genres and influences, from traditional African rhythms to western jazz. In The Journey, his first solo album for the label Aparté, he sings, vocalises, clicks his tongue, slaps his guitar strings, draws from funk, reaches out for the most unexpected harmonics and unfolds an incredible palette of sounds, like a one-man orchestra. Surrounded by impressive guests from all horizons (Pino Palladino, Patrick Messina, Vincent Ségal, Mark Feldman, Cyro Baptista) under the direction of maestro Robert Sadin, multiple Grammy Award winner, Loueke delivers here his most personal record. From hopeful ballads (Molika, Kába) to irresistible rhythms (Gbê, Dark Lightning), this journey has an invigorating perfume of freedom.Etoile filante de la scène jazz internationale, guitariste de génie réclamé par les plus grands (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Sting, Chick Corea), Lionel Loueke est un artiste hors-norme. Sa personnalité musicale unique métisse les genres et les influences, des rythmes traditionnels africains au jazz occidental. Dans The Journey, son premier album en solo pour le label Aparté, il chante, vocalise, fait claquer sa langue, frappe les cordes de sa guitare, pioche dans le funk, cherche les harmoniques les plus inattendues et déploie une palette de sonorités inouïes, à la façon d´un homme-orchestre. Entouré de guests impressionnants de tous horizons (Pino Palladino, Patrick Messina, Vincent Ségal, Mark Feldman, Cyro Baptisa) sous la baguette du maestro Robert Sadin, multirécompensé aux Grammy Awards, Loueke livre ici son disque le plus personnel. De ballades pleines d´espoir (Molika, Kába) en rythmes irrésistibles (Gbê, Dark Lightning), ce voyage a un puissant parfum de liberté.
Regarded as Fitzgerald´s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of American literature, The Great Gatsby is a vivid chronicle of the excesses and decadence of the Jazz AgeA´´, as well as a timeless cautionary critique of the American dream.
Richard Cook and Brian Morton´s Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know. Richard Cook and Brian Morton´s Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world´s leading guide to the music. In this book, Brian Morton has picked out 1001 essential recordings from their acclaimed guide, adding new information, revising and reassessing each entry, and showing how these key pieces tell the history of the music - and with it the history of the twentieth century. These are the essential albums that that all true jazz fans should own, or - at the very least - have listened to, from Kind of Blue to lesser-known classics and more surprising choices. Full of fascinating updated biographical information, new quotes and interviews and, of course, highly opinionated and wittily trenchant critical reviews, the result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. ´One of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don´t come close´ Irish Times ´It´s the kind of book that you´ll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later´ Fortune ´The leader in its field ... If you own only one book on jazz, it really should be this one´ International Record Review ´Indispensable and incomparable´ NME Brian Morton is a freelance writer and broadcaster who for many years presented Radio 3´s jazz magazine Impressions and In Tune. Richard Cook (1957-2007) was formerly editor of The Wire and edited Jazz Review. He contributed to many other publications, including the New Statesman and his books included Richard Cook´s Jazz Encyclopaedia and It´s About That Time: Miles Davis on Record.
With an Introduction and Notes by Guy Reynolds, University of Kent at Canterbury. Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald´s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the ´´roaring twenties´´, and a devastating expose of the ´Jazz Age´. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick´s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him. The Great Gatsby is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the great novels of the twentieth century.
Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk im englischen Original ´´The Great Gatsby´´ is one of the most important works of modern American literature. Fitzgerald deals with topics such as decadence, excesses, idealism, resistance to change and social upheaval. He created an apt portrait of the ´´Roaring Twenties´´, the 1920s in the United States, which were characterized by economic growth, prohibition, crime, jazz and flappers. Gatsby is a young millionaire and obscure businessman. His mysterious origin, his unclear education and his seemingly immeasurable wealth are stuff of many rumours. Although he organizes glittering dance parties for the New York society in his house, he is a lonely man. At the bottom of his heart, he wants to bring back the past and be together again with the love of his life, Daisy.
Dave explains his approach to jazz improvisation with musical examples that he himself uses, learned from years of playing with the greats - after learning how to play jazz from listening to players such as Grant Green, Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. Explains the minor sub approach using minor scales to play over dominant seventh chords, and then includes several solos over often-played jazz standards, using this approach. Also described are the use of the blues and pentatonic scales as well as be-bop ideas, the melodic minor scale, and whole-tone and diminished scales and patterns. Hanon-type warm up exercises and Dave´s own fingerings shown in tab are also described. Perfect for intermediate-to-more advanced players, Dave´s concise way of explaining his approach will open up the students to developing their own improvisational ideas. Dave plays the examples and solos on the companion CD including tracks with a rhythm only section for student play-along.
New York zur Zeit der Roaring Twenties: Gewinner und Verlierer der New Yorker Gesellschaft gleichermaßen tummeln sich jeden Sommer auf den rauschenden Tanzparties des jungen Selfmade-Millionärs Jay Gatsby. Der zwielichtige Geschäftsmann aus mittellosen Verhältnissen möchte aber eigentlich nur eines: als ´´Great Gatsby´´ seine aus einer vermögenden Familie stammende Jugendliebe Daisy zurückgewinnen. Diese ist allerdings inzwischen verheiratet ... F. Scott Fitzgeralds 1925 verfasster Roman gilt als Meisterwerk der amerikanischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er ist zugleich ergreifende Liebesgeschichte und ausdrucksstarkes Bild der amerikanischen Gesellschaft des Jazz Age. Vor allem aber ist The Great Gatsby ein Roman über den American Dream, den die Schülerinnen und Schüler in seinen verschiedenen Facetten nachempfinden können. Fitzgeralds Roman ist geeignet als Schullektüre in den Jahrgangsstufen 11 und 12. Die Textausgabe ist umfassend annotiert und mit lesebegleitenden while-reading-Aufgaben versehen. Zu dieser Textausgabe ist folgendes Unterrichtsmodell erschienen: Schöningh, Bestell-Nr.: 041191
The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the United States.