Jazz Styles History and Analysis

ISBN-10: 0131931156
ISBN-13: 9780131931152
Edition: 9th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Mark C. Gridley
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Book details

List price: $84.60
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who lectures widely on jazz history. He has done field research in Africa, the Carribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, the Instrumentalist, and Jazz Educators Journal. Gridley's Jazz Styles book is America's most widely used introduction to jazz. The Educational Press Association of America gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.

Preface
Acknowledgements
A Small Basic CD Collection
Introduction
Basics of Jazz
What is Jazz?
Appreciating Jazz Improvisation
Premodern Jazz
Origins of Jazz
Early Jazz: Combo Jazz Prior to the Middle 1930s
Swing: The Early 1930s to the Late 1940s
Duke Ellington
The Count Basie Bands
Modern Jazz: The Early 1940s to the Early 1960s
Bop: The Early 1940s to the Middle 1950s
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop
Miles Davis, His Groups & Sidemen
John Coltrane
Modern Jazz: The Early 1960s to the Early 1990s
1960s and 1970s Avant-Garde & "Free" Jazz
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, & Keith Jarret
Jazz-Rock Fusion
1980-2005
Appendices
Brief Outline of Jazz Styles
Elements of Music
Strategies for Album Buying
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos
Glossary
Supplementary Reading
Sources for Solo Transcriptions
For Musicians
Index

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