Looking Back at the Jazz Age:New Essays on the Literature and Legacy of an Iconic Decade None
Evoking the Jazz-Age world that would later appear in his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, this essential Fitzgerald collection contains some of the writer´s most famous and celebrated stories. In ´´The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,´´ an extraordinary child is born an old man, growing younger as the world ages around him. ´´The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,´´ a fable of excess and greed, shows two boarding school classmates mired in deception as they make their fortune in gemstones. And in the classic novella ´´May Day,´´ debutantes dance the night away as war veterans and socialists clash in the streets of New York. Opening the book is a playful and irreverent set of notes from the author, documenting the real-life pressures and experiences that shaped these stories, from his years at Princeton to his cravings for luxury to the May Day Riots of 1919. Taken as a whole, this collection brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era. Its 1922 publication furthered Fitzgerald´s reputation as a master storyteller, and its legacy staked his place as the spokesman of an age.
Indianapolis Jazz:The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue David Leander Williams
English, Paperback, 15x22.5, 380 pages, few b&w photos - Louis Armstron pioneered the jazz vocal. Based on dozens of interviews , this book provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse performers who inherited Satchmo´s legacy and made it their own: Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Bobby McFerrin, Cab Calloway, Big Joe Turner, Billie Holiday, Nat ´King´ Cole, Joe Williams, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Betty Carter, Tania Maria, and many others. This edition has been updated with a substantial new chapter that focuses on current artists like Cassandra Wilson and Harry Connick, Jr.
Here´s Glenn Miller´s super hit authentically transcribed and re-created by Jeff Hest! This one is a must-do chart to teach the distinctive Glenn Miller sound and style. Its unique arrangement can be done either as an instrumental version without vocals or with the traditional and original vocal group parts. This is an important song in the Miller legacy, and Jeff Hest is the master of transcriptions/re-creations of big band classics. The vocal part is re-written for C, B-flat, or E-flat instrumental lead with all the harmony and voicings meticulously notated, and vocal group parts with lyrics are included, too. The audience and the band will love this chart. You can´t lose!
This up-tempo dedication to the great Benny Carter has solos for alto, tenor, trumpet, piano, and trombone and has plenty of Wolpe ensemble writing, a great melody, and nice chord changes. Commissioned and recorded by the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band for their Legacy of Benny Carter CD. A superb chart! (3:25)
Learn the remarkable story of basketball superstar Karl Malone! In Karl Malone: The Remarkable Story of One of Basketball´s Greatest Power Forwards, you´ll read about the inspirational story of basketball´s premier power forward, Karl Malone. Karl Malone, also known more commonly as ´´The Mailman´´, dominated the post during his NBA career from 1985 to 2004. Filled in era of greats like John Stockton, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley, Karl Malone played in one of the most exciting eras of modern basketball. Though Karl Malone never won an NBA championship with the Utah Jazz, he left a lasting legacy in Utah and on the game of basketball. Karl Malone retired from the NBA as a two time Most Valuable Player, along with 14 All-Star nominations. He is one of the most decorated power forwards to ever play the game of basketball. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Louisiana Tech Karl Malone´s NBA Career Malone´s Personal Life Karl´s Impact on Basketball and Beyond Karl Malone´s Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026652/bk_acx0_026652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW! The much needed transcription book of a jazz genius. Mulgrew, a true jazz giant and legend, left us way too early but left behind an enduring legacy of famous recordings. This book includes 8 note-for-note transcriptions from landmark recordings, including Live at Yoshis (Vols 1 and 2), Live At The Kennedy Center (Vols 1 and 2), John Swana and Friends, and Young At Heart. The high quality book includes 128 spiral bound pages for easy opening and reading. Learn Mulgrews technique and concept from the inside out!