In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was ´´ready for its new Golden Age´´. Thomas W. Jacobsen´s The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor´s prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging history of the New Orleans jazz renaissance in the last three decades of the twentieth century, weaving local musical developments into the larger context of the national jazz scene. Jacobsen vividly evokes the changing face of the New Orleans jazz world at the close of the twentieth century. Drawing from an array of personal experiences and his own exhaustive research, he discusses leading musicians and bands, both traditionalists and modernists, as well as major performance venues and festivals. The city´s musical infrastructure does not go overlooked, as Jacobsen delves into New Orleans´s music business, its jazz media, and the evolution of jazz education at public schools and universities. The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 offers a vibrant and fascinating portrait of the musical genre that defines New Orleans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Randall Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069715/bk_acx0_069715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Student To Jazz ArtistTalks with David LiebmanSaxophonist/educator David Liebman is known for his ability to verbalize the intricacies of jazz. On this over three hour MP3 he converses with two former students about matters of personal concerns, business affairs and musical directions-all topics of special interest for individuals finishing their formal education and about to enter the real world of performing and touring.
This book evolved from 40 years of teaching jazz composition and arranging plus 50 years of personal writing experience in the professional field. It is, therefore, a comprehensive study, covering preparatory activities, philosophical perspectives, listening lists, choice tune lists, all elements of composing melodies and chord progressions, arranging for small and large ensembles, enhanced use of rhythm sections, a sensitive approach to instrumental ranges, textural options, form, and more. Though a self-contained study, the book has the unique feature of leading the reader to other excellent books on the subject.
Jay Clayton´s Jazz Vocal Practice Series Vol. 2Vamps & Blues: Practice Improvising!Vamps are one or more chords repeated over and over again. Since the harmony doesn´t change much, you have time to hear ideas and develop a solo as well as find new ways to articulate and build your personal vocabulary. There are eight piano vamps on this practice CD. Each one has a different feel and character and chord progression.
Inside Improvisation : vol. 6Learning a language requires listening on many levels to the meanings, the sounds, the intentions, and the inflections or nuances of the language. The first chapters of this volume on learning the language of jazz focus on the prerequisites of chord scales, approach notes to chord tones and target notes, scale motives and sequences, and lines.Part two qualifies improvisational techniques into three areas; melodic, harmonic and sonic (rhythmic devices are the focus of Vol. IV, Melodic Rhythms) and it is designed as a menu of soloing devices from which you can select your personal course of study. Over 100 specific devices are discussed and conceptualized so as to give the improviser more depth of expression and a greater well from which to draw ideas. Among the numerous topics presented are: guide tones, voice leading, chord substitutions, three tonic system for composition, tritonics, hexatonics, tonal expansions, whole tone playing, augmented symmetric scales, double diminished scales, limited range and large range playing, shapes, blues melodies, accents, comping as a soloing device, common tones, articulations, laying back on the...The CD contains twelve standard chord progressions, each played in two different tempos.Renato Chicco - pianoDave Santoro - bassAdam Nussbaum - drums
This is the jazz piano book many of us wish we had at the start of our pedagogy!”NEW! 186 spiral-bound pages and online audio. by Cliff Habian. Jazz Piano Essentials includes a collection of riffs, patterns, and exercises as well as explanations of stylistic piano idioms such as stride, walking bass, rootless voicings, rhythm changes, blues, swing, bebop and others supported with transcriptions, arrangements, and solos based on standards. It also contains many intros and endings along with standard runs and fills. A unique compendium full of personal tips and secrets of jazz piano collected over a lifetime of study and performance. Classical musicians starting to investigate jazz or intermediate to advanced players wanting to enhance their skill set will find this book to be full of promise and absolutely ´´essential.”
A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano HarmonyThis is definitely not a harmonic system for those who are looking for rules by which to write music. Rather this is an approach to unlocking the limitless harmonic possibilities which are unique to the piano. This approach can be developed in a personal manner through a lifetime without ever exhausting the creative possibilities. Of course, it is also applicable to jazz composing and arranging. The book includes hundreds of musical examples and five compositions by Bill Dobbins.Nombre de pages :144
Media Type : DVDLevel : Intermediate-AdvancedMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Guitar Masters LiveGuitarist/composer Jeff Linsky presents an exciting collection of original guitar music, featuring his trademark blend of fingerstyle jazz, classical, and Latin influences. Accompanied by noted percussionist Michael Spiro, Jeff showcases his gift for melodic composition as performed in his unique polyphonic improvisational style. Included on this video are: Black Sand; Later; The Love Club; Up Late; Angel´s Serenade; Hermosa; Murrita´s Farewell; Leo; Casa Miguel; and Pacifica. With a strong classical guitar technique and a remarkable gift for improvisation, Jeff Linsky has developed his own warmly passionate and personal style of playing, blending elements of jazz, classical, and Latin music. Also an award-winning composer, Jeff has several critically acclaimed recordings to his credit and maintains an active international concert career, both as a soloist and with his various ensembles. This is the same DVD currently included in Jeff Linsky Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos book/DVD project.
Media Type : DVDLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : JazzNumber of pages : 30Berklee graduate and master teacher Steven Wohlrab shows you step- by-step how to develop monster right-hand chops in the shortest time possible. He takes you through his personal warm-up schedule including his own original practice patterns and his Five Minute Exercise.. Free instructional booklet available at http://www.melbay.com/DVDbooklets/index.asp.