By Paul F. Berliner
The made of greater than fifteen years of immersion within the jazz international, Thinking in Jazz combines player commentary with distinct musicological research, the author's event as a jazz trumpeter, interpretations of released fabric by way of students and performers, and, primarily, unique facts from interviews with greater than fifty expert musicians: bassists George Duvivier and Rufus Reid; drummers Max Roach, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Akira Tana; guitarist Emily Remler; pianists Tommy Flanagan and Barry Harris; saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Lee Konitz, and James Moody; trombonist Curtis Fuller; trumpeters document Cheatham, paintings Farmer, Wynton Marsalis, and crimson Rodney; vocalists Carmen Lundy and Vea Williams; and others. jointly, the interviews offer perception into the construction of jazz through nice artists like Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, and Charlie Parker.
Thinking in Jazz overflows with musical examples from the Twenties to the current, together with unique transcriptions (keyed to advertisement recordings) of collective improvisations by means of Miles Davis's and John Coltrane's teams. those transcriptions supply extra perception into the constitution and creativity of jazz improvisation and symbolize a outstanding source for jazz musicians in addition to scholars and educators.
Berliner explores the choice ways—aural, visible, kinetic, verbal, emotional, theoretical, associative—in which those performers conceptualize their track and describes the fragile interaction of soloist and ensemble in collective improvisation. Berliner's skillful integration of knowledge bearing on musical improvement, the rigorous perform and proposal artists commit to jazz outdoors of functionality, and the complexities of composing within the second ends up in a brand new realizing of jazz improvisation as a language, a classy, and a practice. This unparalleled trip to the center of the jazz culture will fascinate and enlighten musicians, musicologists, and jazz enthusiasts alike.
Read Online or Download Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) PDF
Best music books
Glenn Gould (1932-1982) used to be a prodigy who loathed the notice, a super pianist who disliked appearing, and a public determine who craved solitude. along with his recording of the Goldberg diversifications through J. S. Bach, Gould grew to become a world megastar. Gould’s strange interpretations, quirky level mannerisms, and teasingly contrarian pronouncements involved and pissed off audiences and critics.
The exceptional tale of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra that unearths the notable interaction among song and medicine You could have examine the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) within the paper or heard them in your favourite radio station. however the LSO is not only any orchestra. it all started in 1982 with a bunch of proficient Boston-area physicians, med scholars and health-care execs and has in view that flourished lower than the management of violinist Dr.
Written for the scholar, educator, or specialist musician who's wanting a pragmatic textual content containing descriptions, recommendations, and data on sound, apparatus, repertoire, and methods of the percussion instruments.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). a hundred extra favorites played through the Chairman of the Board, with out duplication from the 1st quantity! Piano/vocal/guitar preparations contain: on their lonesome * similar to Being in Love * Blue Skies * Cheek to Cheek * Fly Me to the Moon * I will not Dance * let's accept the song and Dance * Makin' Whoopee * My Blue Heaven * Pennies from Heaven * Somethin' silly * This Love of Mine * the place or whilst * you are no one 'til anyone Loves You * and plenty of extra!
- Notes from the Metalevel: An Introduction to Computer Composition (Studies on New Music Research)
- Hal Leonard Harmony & Theory - Part 1: Diatonic
- I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny
- Six Sonatas, Op. 1: For Two Violins and Piano (Kalmus Edition)
- Opéra Eros et le pouvoir : Monteverdi. Berg (Musique) (French Edition)
- Album of Negro Spirituals
Additional resources for Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) by Paul F. Berliner