Jazz /

History of jazz that explains what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. From ragtime and blues to the internation...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Giddins, Gary.
Other Authors: DeVeaux, Scott Knowles.
Format: Book
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Musical orientation : elements and instruments. Ghana field recording, Akuapim performance
  • 2. Jazz form and improvisation
  • 3. The roots of jazz. Georgia Sea Island Singers, "The buzzard lope"
  • Mississippi Fred McDowell, "Soon one morning"
  • Bessie Smith, "Reckless blues"
  • John Philip Sousa, "The stars and stripes forever"
  • Wilbur Sweatman, "Down home rag"
  • 4. New Orleans. Original Dixieland jazz band, "Dixie jass [sic.] band one-step"
  • Jelly Roll Morton, "Dead man blues
  • Jelly Roll Morton, "Doctor jazz"
  • King Oliver, "Snake rag"
  • Red Onion Jazz Babies / Sidney Bechet, "Cake walking babies (from home)"
  • 5. New York in the 1920s. Paul Whiteman, "Changes"
  • Fletcher Henderson, "Copenhagen"
  • James P. Johnson, "You've got to be modernistic"
  • Duke Ellington, "Black and tan fantasy"
  • 6. Louis Armstrong and the first great soloists. Louis Armstrong, "Hotter than that"
  • Louis Armstrong / Earl Hines, "Weather bird"
  • Bix Beiderbecke / Frank Trumbauer, "Singin' the blues"
  • Mound City Blue Blowers / Coleman Hawkins, "One hour"
  • 7. Swing bands. Fletcher Henderson, "Blue Lou"
  • Benny Goodman, "Dinah"
  • Artie Shaw, "Star dust"
  • Jimmie Lunceford, "'Tain't what you do (it's the way that you do it)"
  • 8. Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Pete Johnson / Big Joe Turner, "It's all right, baby"
  • Andy Kirk / Mary Lou Williams, "Walkin' and swingin'"
  • Count Basie, "One o'clock jump"
  • Duke Ellington, "Mood indigo"
  • Duke Ellington, "Conga brava"
  • Duke Ellington, "Blood count"
  • 9. A world of soloists. Coleman Hawkins, "Body and soul"
  • Count Basie / Lester Young, "Oh! lady be good"
  • Benny Carter / Django Reinhardt, "I'm coming, Virginia"
  • Billie Holiday, "A sailboat in the moonlight"
  • Ella Fitzgerald, "Blue skies"
  • 10. Rhythm in transition. Fats Waller, "Christopher Columbus"
  • Art Tatum, "Over the rainbow"
  • Charlie Christian, "Swing to bop" ("Topsy")
  • 11. Modern jazz : bebop. Charlie Parker, "Ko Ko"
  • Charlie Parker, "Embraceable you"
  • Charlie Parker, "Now's the time"
  • Bud Powell, "Tempus fugue-it"
  • Dexter Gordon, "Long tall Dexter"
  • 12. The 1950s : cool jazz and hard bop. Miles Davis, "Moon dreams"
  • Modern Jazz Quartet, "All the things you are"
  • Horace Silver, "The preacher"
  • Clifford Brown, "A night in Tunisia"
  • Sonny Rollins, "Autumn nocturne"
  • Wes Montgomery, "Twisted blues"
  • 13. Jazz composition in the 1950s. Thelonious Monk, "Thelonious"
  • Thelonious Monk, "Rhythm-a-ning"
  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie stop shuffle"
  • Gil Evans, "King porter stomp"
  • George Russell, "Concerto for Billy the Kid"
  • 14. Modality : Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Miles Davis, "So what"
  • John Coltrane, "Giant steps"
  • John Coltrane, "Acknowledgement"
  • Miles Davis, "E.S.P."
  • 15. The avant-garde. Ornette Coleman, "Lonely woman"
  • Cecil Taylor, "Bulbs"
  • Cecil Taylor, Willisau concert, "Part 3"
  • Albert Ayler, "Ghosts"
  • David Murray, "El matador"
  • 16. Fusion I : R&B, singers, and Latin jazz. Jimmy Smith, "The organ grinder's swing"
  • Frank Sinatra, "The birth of the blues"
  • Sarah Vaughan, "Baby, won't you please come home?"
  • Dizzy Gillespie, "Manteca"
  • Mongo Santamaria, "Watermelon man"
  • Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd, "Samba dees days"
  • 17. Fusion II : jazz, rock, and beyond. Weather Report, "Teen town"
  • Keith Jarrett, "Long as you know you're living yours"
  • John Scofield / Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Chank"
  • Miles Davis, "Tutu"
  • 18. Historicism : jazz on jazz. Anthony Braxton, "Piece three"
  • Wynton Marsalis, "Processional"
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson, "Now's the time"
  • 19. Jazz today. Jason Moran, "You've got to be modernistic"
  • Jason Moran, "Planet rock"
  • Selected musicians on primary jazz instruments
  • Collecting jazz recordings
  • Jazz on film.