Charlie Parker His Music and Life

ISBN-10: 0472085557
ISBN-13: 9780472085552
Edition: 1998
Authors: Carl Woideck
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Description: "Whatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker's music. . . ." --Cadence As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

"Whatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker's music. . . ." --Cadence As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day. This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location--a feature unique to this book. "The musical analysis is brilliant, particularly the pre-1945 fragments." --DownBeat ". . . debunks the stereotype that jazz musicians are unschooled and unsophisticated when it comes to music as art rather than entertainment. . . . [An] insightful and informative addition to the literature of jazz." --Calvin Wilson, Kansas City Star Carl Woideck is Instructor of Jazz History, University of Oregon.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Life of Charlie Parker
A Biographical Sketch
The Music of Charlie Parker
Introduction to the Musical Chapters
1940-43
1944-46
1947-49
1950-55
Some Final Thoughts
Appendixes
A Selected Charlie Parker Discography
Four Complete Solo Transcriptions
"Honey and Body"
"Oh, Lady Be Good!"
"Parker's Mood" (Take 5)
"Just Friends"
Notes
References
Index

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