Author: Michelle Mercer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440629112
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Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain, he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination. Throughout Shorter's extraordinary fifty-year career, his compositions have helped define the sounds of each distinct era in the history of jazz. Filled with musical analysis by Mercer, enlivened by Shorter's vivid recollections, and enriched by more than seventy-five original interviews with his friends and associates, this book is at once an invaluable history of music from bebop to pop, an intimate and moving biography, and a story of a man's struggle toward the full realization of his gifts and of himself.

No Beethoven

Author: Peter Erskine
ISBN: 9783943638912
Size: 53.48 MB
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Studio Recordings Of The Miles Davis Quintet 1965 68

Author: Keith Waters
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831262
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The "Second Quintet" -- the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1960s -- was one of the most innovative and influential groups in the history of the genre. Each of the musicians who performed with Davis--saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams--went on to a successful career as a top player. The studio recordings released by this group made profound contributions to improvisational strategies, jazz composition, and mediation between mainstream and avant-garde jazz, yet most critical attention has focused instead on live performances or the socio-cultural context of the work. Keith Waters' The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 concentrates instead on the music itself, as written, performed, and recorded. Treating six different studio recordings in depth--ESP, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky, and Filles de Kilimanjaro--Waters has tracked down a host of references to and explications of Davis' work. His analysis takes into account contemporary reviews of the recordings, interviews with the five musicians, and relevant larger-scale cultural studies of the era, as well as two previously unexplored sources: the studio outtakes and Wayne Shorter's Library of Congress composition deposits. Only recently made available, the outtakes throw the master takes into relief, revealing how the musicians and producer organized and edited the material to craft a unified artistic statement for each of these albums. The author's research into the Shorter archives proves to be of even broader significance and interest, as Waters is able now to demonstrate the composer's original conception of a given piece. Waters also points out errors in the notated versions of the canonical songs as they often appear in the main sources available to musicians and scholars. An indispensible resource, The Miles Davis Quintet Studio Recordings: 1965-1968 is suited for the jazz scholar as well as for jazz musicians and aficionados of all levels.

John Coltrane Biografie

Author: Karl Lippegaus
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3841900968
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John Coltrane und Miles Davis sind die Säulenheiligen des modernen Jazz - ein ungleiches Paar: Des einen Musik lässt sich nur durch sein Leben erklären, des anderen Leben nur durch seine Musik. John Coltranes Leben war Jazz spielen. Niemand erkundete sein Instrument so tief und so besessen wie der Saxophonist aus North Carolina in den nur zwölf Jahren seiner beispiellosen Karriere. Als er 1967 mit 40 Jahren starb, hinterließ er ein musikalisches Universum, dessen Faszination bis heute ungebrochen ist. Coltranes Einfluss beschränkte sich nicht nur auf den Jazz, sondern erfasste auch große Teile der progressiven Rockmusik: Bands wie Cream und Grateful Dead fühlten sich durch ihn zu langen kollektiven Improvisationen animiert. Karl Lippegaus zeichnet in seinem Buch das Porträt des größten Saxophonisten im Jazz anhand seiner musikalischen Entwicklung nach: vom schüchternen Sideman im Quintett von Miles Davis bis zum Künder einer spirituellen "höchsten Liebe" - der Love Supreme, nach der er sein bedeutendstes, heute millionenfach verkauftes Album benannte. Der Autor erkundet den Kosmos Coltrane, verführt zum Hören seiner Musik und erzählt nebenher zahllose Geschichten vom Jazz.

The Jazz Bubble

Author: Dale Chapman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520279387
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Hailed by corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations as a metaphor for democratic interaction and business dynamics, contemporary jazz culture has a story to tell about the relationship between political economy and social practice in the era of neoliberal capitalism. The Jazz Bubble approaches the emergence of the neoclassical jazz aesthetic since the 1980s as a powerful, if unexpected, point of departure for a wide-ranging investigation of important social trends during this period, extending from the effects of financialization in the music industry to the structural upheaval created by urban redevelopment in major American cities. Dale Chapman draws from political and critical theory, oral history, the public and trade press, and interviews, making this a persuasive and compelling work for scholars across a range of fields.

Jazz F R Dummies

Author: Dirk Sutro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527702954
Size: 53.39 MB
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Kennen Sie den Unterschied zwischen Acid Jazz, Avantgarde Jazz und Abstract Jazz? K'nnen Sie Chet Baker und Charlie Parker unterscheiden? Wissen Sie, was Jazzer ?ber Jazz sagen? Was Sie schon immer ?ber Jazz wissen wollten, aber nie zu fragen wagten, erfahren Sie nun in "Jazz f'r Dummies". Swingen Sie mit Dirk Sutro durch die Welt des Jazz, und lernen Sie dabei die brillantesten Musiker und ihre stilistischen Finessen kennen. Au'erdem macht er Sie mit den Besonderheiten, Elementen und typischen Musikinstrumenten dieses Musikstils bekannt und gibt Ihnen einen ?berblick ?ber die Geschichte des Jazz. Sie werden sehen: Mit dem n'tigen Hintergrundwissen werden Sie Jazzmusik mit ganz anderen Ohren h'ren und garantiert noch mehr geniessen!