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
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.
Von seinen musikalischen Ursprüngen her besitzt Jazz eine Nähe zur christlich-religiösen Praxis. Entsprechend haben Jazzmusiker immer wieder spirituelle Aspekte und persönliche Glaubenserfahrungen mit ihrer Musik verbunden. Doch erst seit einigen Jahren werden Kirchen auch hierzulande zu neuen Orten des Jazz. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Entwicklung zielen die einzelnen Beiträge darauf, das Besondere dieser musikalische Praxis zu erkunden und zu untersuchen, inwiefern Jazz und Kirche einander inspirieren. Wie beeinflussen Kirchenräume die Klangsprache des Jazz? Welche theologischen Anregungen stecken in dieser musikalischen Praxis, die Improvisation, Interaktion und Performance betont? Und was kann der Gottesdienst vom Jazz lernen? [Jazz and Church. Philosophical, Theological and Musicological Approaches] The musical roots of Jazz have a certain closeness to Christian religious practice. Accordingly jazz musicians have repeatedly integrated spiritual aspects and personal experiences of faith into their music. But only in recent years church buildings in this country have become new places of jazz. Against the background of this development the contributions of this volume intend to explore the specific features of this musical practice and to analyse to what extent jazz and church inspire each other. How do the interiors of churches influence the sonic language of jazz? What kind of theological stimuli can a musical practice possibly provide which emphasizes improvisation, interaction, and performance? And what can worship learn from jazz?
This 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.
Erscheinungsdatum: 16.09.2016Medium: Audio-CDInhalt: 2 Audio-CDsTitel: Most PersonalAutor: Bakken, RebekkaVerlag: Universal VertriebSchlagworte: Jazz // Musik-CD // Musik-CassetteRubrik: Musikstilrichtungen // JazzGewicht: 117 gr Verkaeufer: averdo