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The encyclopedia of jazz & blues

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Published by New Burlington in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jazz musicians -- Biography.,
  • Jazz -- Encyclopedias.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementauthor: Keith Shadwick.
    GenreEncyclopedias.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination704 p. :
    Number of Pages704
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22596947M
    ISBN 101861553854
    OCLC/WorldCa49856222

    New York: Da Capo Press, Ina group of younger experimental musicians, aware of the decline of Chicago's jazz clubs and the history of racial exploitation in the music business and responding to a heightened interest in African-inspired cultural nationalism, further developed the idea of a musician-operated performance organization by forming what they called the Experimental Band. But more than a biographical dictionary, the book also features essays on the jazz tradition, its major players and composers, the relationship between jazz and classical music written by Gunther Schullera social history of jazz in America, the jazzman as critic, and a grammar of jazz language that can serve as an ideal introduction for young listeners. Ma Rainey and her bandMa Rainey centre and her band, The first of the widely known black vocalists, Greenfield made her debut in in Philadelphia in a recital that was well reviewed in the white press.

    Many of these younger people had discretionary income to spend on musical entertainment and arrived at the time of the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern states. BurleighMargaret Bondsand Hall Johnson set the spirituals to piano accompaniment as a means of preserving and perpetuating the beauty of this traditional black music. But more than a biographical dictionary, the book also features essays on the jazz tradition, its major players and composers, the relationship between jazz and classical music written by Gunther Schullera social history of jazz in America, the jazzman as critic, and a grammar of jazz language that can serve as an ideal introduction for young listeners. Its unique sound was characterized by collective improvisation, innovative harmonies, exceptional arrangements, and wide expressive timbres. When I get to hear alternate takes of great soloists like Louis Armstrong or Charlie Parker, I can definitely enjoy their different responses to the same tune.

    They include fine selections, mostly of jazz musicians but sometimes classical music, in quite good sound, with good documentation and even rudimentary program notes. One of them, Bunk Johnsonclaimed to have played nothing but blues as a child during the s. This marks the first paperback publication of this book, soon to be followed by paperback editions of the other two volumes. This marks the first paperback publication of this book, soon to be followed by paperback editions of the other two volumes. Handy popularized the blues when he published his "Memphis Blues" in and the "St. Slave fiddlers often provided dance music for the southern white gentry, and the sound we recognize today as country fiddling is partially the product of the slave fiddler.


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The encyclopedia of jazz & blues book

Many have incorporated jazz and black folk music, such as spirituals, in their compositions. In the s and s, Chicago blues became part of the foundation on which contemporary American popular music was built.

Dent, Gina ed. The political content of rap music took a leap forward when the rap group Public Enemy burst onto the music scene in the late s, forging lyrics and performances that made staged high-art entertainment out of the alienation of African Americans and the history of militancy.

While the European musical tradition emphasizes performing patterned music written by others, the African musical tradition incorporates improvisation, the nuanced and explosive language of immediate "call" and "response," or "participation," as a basis for great modes of human expression.

These artists popularized this style of music and brought it to the Broadway and off-Broadway stages in the late s. Thus, while black musicians always seem to be creating something new, their work remains firmly rooted in the long tradition of African American music.

There have been different types of jazz through time. Ina group of younger experimental musicians, aware of the decline of Chicago's jazz clubs and the history of racial exploitation in the music business and responding to a heightened interest in African-inspired cultural nationalism, further developed the idea of a musician-operated performance organization by forming what they called the Experimental Band.

Chicago's magnetism proved especially powerful for musicians from New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. In the s, there was swing jazzwhich was also called big band jazz. New York:W. The great blues singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey began her career in a black minstrel troupe known as the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, where she was later joined by Bessie Smith The songwriter W.

So what did I want, a sixth set of great singers? Influenced by ragtime and white folk music, it is more melodic than the Texas and Mississippi styles.

In the first half of the twentieth century, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie experimented with a complete and exhaustive reworking of the scales—until they found new classical patterns with a new logic.

Membran once had a disc set of ragtime and early jazz, which I frequently saw on eBay. These two songs created an unprecedented vogue for the blues, and their popularity, and the success of those who sang them, carried the blues all over the world.

The Texas blues is characterized by high, clear singing accompanied by supple guitar lines that consist typically of single-string picked arpeggios rather than strummed chords.

There is one very major drawback to the selections. In the case of Brazil, blacks were so geographically and socially isolated from the white establishment that they simply were able to retain their own African musical traditions in a virtually pure form.

Ellington composed startling, nuanced pieces woven out of American music, exhibiting complete command of a palette of sources from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The electric guitar and the amplified harmonica created a driving sound of great rhythmic and emotional intensity.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. It was Chicagohowever, that played the greatest role in the development of urban blues.

A "country" style, in which a solo singer accompanied himself on an acoustic guitar, also developed. In looking at the blues and its history, a similar pattern of using mistakes and artistic limitations to create something with a unique and new sound can be found. In the early twentieth century, blues and jazz musicians provided entertainment and dance music for much of America.

In addition, Leonard Feather provides a chronology, list of international critic polls, musicians birthdays and birthplaces, a bibliography, and a discography of recommended recordings.

An Autobiography of Black Jazz.Encyclopedia of Scales, Modes and Melodic Patterns Book - Mel Bay Publications, Inc.: Mel Bay Not just another book of scales and patterns, this is a method that trains the mind, the ears and the fingers to work in perfect synchronization to respond instantaneously to any given chord progression.

This ability is of paramount importance to any musi.

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Encyclopedia of Jazz (full title Leonard Feather Encyclopedia of Jazz (in the Sixties) Volume One: The Blues) is an album released on the Verve label compiled by jazz journalist Leonard Feather featuring tracks which were recorded to accompany Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz in the atlasbowling.com: Jazz.

Jazz, musical form, often improvisational, developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms. It is often characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, and the use of original timbres.

Learn more about its. Over Rock, Blues, and Jazz Licks. Guitar Book & MP3 CD. This comprehensive collection of over licks in the styles of the greatest guitarists in rock, blues, and jazz will expand your playing to levels you have never known.

Rock guitarists covered include Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, SteveBrand: Alfred Music. In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present.

The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Price: $ Blues. The heart of jazz, the blues is a musical form now standardized as 12 bars, based on the tonic, dominant, and subdominant chords. The "blue notes" are the flatted third and seventh.

A statement is made in the first four bars, repeated (sometimes with slight variation) in the next four, and answered or commented on in the last four.