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viii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Presenting the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
  • Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra
  • The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: sixteen as one
  • Thad
  • Mel
  • The music of Bob Brookmeyer
  • The music of Jim McNeely
  • Riding the bus: life on the road
  • Solo space: the small group within a big band
  • A legacy of composition
  • The 50th anniversary collection
  • The Village Vanguard
  • Just like on the records: the official discography
  • And the band
  • By the numbers.
Music Library
ix, 308 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Crazy little women
  • Everything's up to date in Kansas City
  • Now's the time
  • A beautiful friendship
  • The first year, March 17-19, 1978
  • Summertime
  • There's no business like show business
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • This could be the start of something big
  • Spring can really hang you up the most
  • Spring is here
  • The second year, March 23-25, 1979
  • All of me
  • Work song
  • Blues Melba
  • The more I see you
  • You and the night and the music
  • The third year, March 20-23, 1980
  • All the things you are
  • Swing is the thing
  • Confirmation
  • Come fly with me
  • Come Sunday
  • The fourth year, March 25-29, 1981
  • Stories to tell
  • The best is yet to come
  • Time after time
  • Dr. Jive
  • The fifth year, March 24-28, 1982
  • But not for me
  • At last
  • Close enough for love
  • I'm hip
  • I get a kick out of you
  • Guess who I saw today
  • All alone
  • The sixth year, March 23-27, 1983
  • Time and time again
  • The beat goes on
  • Teach me tonight
  • Tea for two
  • Straight no chaser
  • More than you know
  • Thanks for the boogie ride
  • Every time we say goodbye
  • I've got you under my skin
  • Let's call the whole thing off.
Music Library
52 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
  • Buffha Scheidegger discography / contributor Erwin Elvers
  • Jacky Milliet discography / contributor Erwin Elvers
  • The Dixie Kids discography / contributor Fidi Weber.
Archive of Recorded Sound
vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to "cool" jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931-at the age of twenty-eight. It was this meteoric rise and fall, combined with the searing originality of his playing and the mystery of his character-who was Bix? not even his friends or family seemed to know-that inspired subsequent generations to imitate him, worship him, and write about him. It also provoked Brendan Wolfe's Finding Bix a personal and often surprising attempt to connect music, history, and legend. A native of Beiderbecke's hometown of Davenport, Iowa, Wolfe grew up seeing Bix's iconic portrait on everything from posters to parking garages. He never heard his music, though, until cast to play a bit part in an Italian biopic filmed in Davenport. Then, after writing a newspaper review of a book about Beiderbecke, Wolfe unexpectedly received a letter from the late musician's nephew scolding him for getting a number of facts wrong. This is where Finding Bix begins: in Wolfe's good-faith attempt to get the facts right. What follows, though, is anything but straightforward, as Wolfe discovers Bix Beiderbecke to be at the heart of furious and ever-timely disputes over addiction, race and the origins of jazz, sex, and the influence of commerce on art. He also uncovers proof that the only newspaper interview Bix gave in his lifetime was a fraud, almost entirely plagiarized from several different sources. In fact, Wolfe comes to realize that the closer he seems to get to Bix, the more the legend retreats.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781609385064 20170424
Music Library
xvi, 302 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
  • Part 1 1. Historical Context 2. An Introduction to Harmolodics 3. Transposition and Harmolodics 4. A Definition of Harmolodics: The Shape of Jazz to Come 5. An Argument for a Harmolodic Approach to Jazz Instruction Part 2 6. An Interview with Ornette Coleman, with Reflections 7. Post-Interview Reflections Part 3 8. Analysis and Transcription of Harmolodic Compositions I "Family Reunion" II "Giggin'" III "When Will the Blues Leave?" IV "Mob Job" V "Peace" VI "Theme from a Symphony, Variation 1" VII "Peace Warriors" VIII "Shades of Jazz" IX "Humpty Dumpty" X "Doughnut" 9. Full Transriptions of All Solos.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138122925 20170418
Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy of "Harmolodics, " an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz, " Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and musicologists. Yet this book offers a clear and thorough approach to these complex methods, outlining Coleman's position as the developer of a logical-and historically significant-system of jazz improvisation. Included here are detailed musical analyses of improvisations, accompanied by full transcriptions. Intimate interviews between the author and Coleman explore the deeper issues at work in Harmolodics; issues of race, class, sex, and poverty. The principle of human equality quickly emerges as a central tenet of Coleman's life and music. Harmolodics is best understood when viewed in its essential form: both as a theory of improvisation and as an artistic expression of racial and human equality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138122925 20170418
Music Library
xiii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Music Library
278 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
This definitive guide includes a unique chapter-by-chapter playlist for the reader. Jazz: A Beginner's Guide is a lively and highly accessible introduction to a global musical phenomenon. Award-winning music journalist and author Stuart Nicholson takes the reader on an entertaining journey from jazz's early stirrings in America's south through to the present day, when almost every country in the world has its own vibrant jazz scene. En route we meet a host of jazz heroes past and present, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Miles Davis, to Keith Jarrett and Kamasi Washington. Each chapter is accompanied by a playlist designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable entry point to what has been described as the most exciting art form of all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780749983 20170410
Music Library
x, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • * Acknowledgments * Permissions * Introduction: Nostalgia for the Lush Life * Chapter 1: Pie Eye's Juke Joint: Jazz and Its Interpretations * Chapter 2: The Porters and Waiters Club: Jazz, Movies, and Ogden * Chapter 3: Studio Jazz from Harlem to Acapulco * Chapter 4: The Blue Gardenia, Club Pigalle, and Daniel's: Charting the Alienation Effect in Film Noir * Chapter 5: From Elysium to Robards, from Real to Reel * Chapter 6: A Paris Bar where Miles Innovates * Chapter 7: "All the Very Gay Places": Ellington and Strayhorn Swing in Northern Michigan * Chapter 8: Cannoy's Club: "All Men Are Evil" * Chapter 9: "Jeep's Blues" and Jazz Today * Notes * Bibliography * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477312278 20170403
Film noir showcased hard-boiled men and dangerous femmes fatales, rain-slicked city streets, pools of inky darkness cut by shards of light, and, occasionally, jazz. Jazz served as a shorthand for the seduction and risks of the mean streets in early film noir. As working jazz musicians began to compose the scores for and appear in noir films of the 1950s, black musicians found a unique way of asserting their right to participate fully in American life. Jazz and Cocktails explores the use of jazz in film noir, from its early function as a signifier of danger, sexuality, and otherness to the complex role it plays in film scores in which jazz invites the spectator into the narrative while simultaneously transcending the film and reminding viewers of the world outside the movie theater. Jans B. Wager looks at the work of jazz composers such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Chico Hamilton, and John Lewis as she analyzes films including Sweet Smell of Success, Elevator to the Gallows, Anatomy of a Murder, Odds Against Tomorrow, and considers the neonoir American Hustle. Wager demonstrates how the evolving role of jazz in film noir reflected cultural changes instigated by black social activism during and after World War II and altered Hollywood representations of race and music.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477312278 20170403
Green Library
xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction (Bruce Johnson) Part I: Totalitarian Templates 1. Jazz and Fascism: Contradictions and Ambivalences in the Diffusion of Jazz Music under the Italian Fascist Dictatorship (1925-1935) (Marilisa Merolla) 2. Jazz in Moscow after Stalinism (Rudiger Ritter) Part II: In the Soviet Shadow 3. Four Spaces, Four Neanings: Narrating Jazz in Late Stalinist Estonia (Heli Reimann) 4. Jazz in Poland: Totalitarianism, Stalinism, Socialist Realism (Igor Pietraszewski) 5. Jazz in Czechoslovakia during the 1950s and 1960s (Wolf-Georg Zaddach) 6. Trouble with the Neighbours: Jazz, Geopolitics, and Finland's Totalitarian Shadow (Marcus O'Dair) Part III: Iberia - Spain 7. Performing the 'Anti-Spanish' Body: Jazz and Biopolitics in the Early Franco Regime (1939-1957) (Ivan Iglesias) 8. 'The Purest Essence of Jazz': The Appropriation of Blues in Spain during Franco's Dictatorship (Josep Pedro) Part IV: Iberia - Portugal 9. Jazz and the Portuguese Dictatorship before and after the Second World War: From Moral Panic to Suspicious Acceptance (Pedro Roxo) 10. A Kind of 'in-between': Jazz and Politics in Portugal (1958-1974) (Pedro Cravinho) Part V: Apartheid South Africa 11. A Climbing Vine through Concrete: Jazz in 1960s Apartheid South Africa (Jonathan Eato) 12. 'Fanfare for the warriors': Jazz, Education, and State Control in 1980s South Africa and After (Mark Duby) Part VI: To the East 13. From the 'Sultan' to the Persian Side: Jazz in Iran and Iranian Jazz since the 1920s (G. J. Breyley) 14. On the Marginality of Contemporary Jazz in China: The Case of Beijing (Adiel Portugali) 15. Afterword: Conclusions (Bruce Johnson).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138887824 20161010
Jazz and Totalitarianism examines jazz in a range of regimes that in significant ways may be described as totalitarian, historically covering the period from the Franco regime in Spain beginning in the 1930s to present day Iran and China. The book presents an overview of the two central terms and their development since their contemporaneous appearance in cultural and historiographical discourses in the early twentieth century, comprising fifteen essays written by specialists on particular regimes situated in a wide variety of time periods and places. Interdisciplinary in nature, this compelling work will appeal to students from Music and Jazz Studies to Political Science, Sociology, and Cultural Theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138887824 20161010
Music Library
xi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Len Lye - The Sensual World3. Gjon Mili - The Material Ghost4. Jazz 625 - Inform-Educate-EntertainConclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784533441 20170123
This book provides a timely analysis of the relationship between jazz and recording and broadcast technologies in the early twentieth century. Jazz histories have traditionally privileged qualities such as authenticity, naturalness and spontaneity, but to do so overlooks jazz's status as a modernist, mechanised art form that evolved alongside the moving image and visual cultures. Jazz as Visual Language shows that the moving image is crucial to our understanding of what the materiality of jazz really is. Focusing on Len Lye's direct animation, Gjon Mili's experimental footage of musicians performing and the BBC's Jazz 625 series, this book places emphasis on film and television that conveys the 'sound of surprise' through formal innovation, rather than narrative structure. Nicolas Pillai seeks to refine a critical vocabulary of jazz and visual culture whilst arguing that jazz was never just a new sound; it was also a new way of seeing the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784533441 20170123
Green Library
xxxvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Introduction to the Second Edition Selected Bibliography for the Second Edition Introduction: Follow the Second Line 1. The Haiti-New Orleans Vodou Connection: Zora Neale Hurston as Initiate Observer 2. Mardi Gras Indians and Second Lines, Sequin Artists and Rara Bands: Street Festivals and Performances in New Orleans and Haiti Interlude: The Healing Arts of African Diasporic Religion 3. In Rhythm with the Spirit: New Orleans Jazz Funerals and the African Diaspora Epilogue. A Jazz Funeral for "A City That Care Forgot": The New Orleans Diaspora after Hurricane Katrina Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253024947 20170130
An examination of the musical, religious, and political landscape of black New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina, this revised edition looks at how these factors play out in a new millennium of global apartheid. Richard Brent Turner explores the history and contemporary significance of second lines-the group of dancers who follow the first procession of church and club members, brass bands, and grand marshals in black New Orleans's jazz street parades. Here music and religion interplay, and Turner's study reveals how these identities and traditions from Haiti and West and Central Africa are reinterpreted. He also describes how second line participants create their own social space and become proficient in the arts of political disguise, resistance, and performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253024947 20170130
Music Library
xiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Becoming American 1. Jewish Tin Pan Alley Composers and Musical Pluralism 2. Black-Jewish Integration in the Jazz World from the Swing Era to the 1950s 3. "Listening for the Black Sound": Jews in the Jazz Music Business Part 2: Becoming Black 4. "Every Time I Try to Play Black, It Comes Out Jewish": Jewish Jazz Musicians Cross the Color Line 5. "Matzo Balls-Ereenie": African American Jazz Versions of Jewish Songs Part 3: Becoming Jewish 6. Swinging Hava Nagila: "Jewish Jazz" and Jewish Identity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195790 20161128
Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to explore and construct ethnic identities. The author looks at Jewish identity through jazz in the context of the surrounding American culture, believing that American Jews have used jazz to construct three kinds of identities: to become more American, to emphasize their minority outsider status, and to become more Jewish. From the beginning, Jewish musicians have used jazz for all three of these purposes, but the emphasis has shifted over time. In the 1920s and 1930s, when Jews were seen as foreign, Jews used jazz to make a more inclusive America, for themselves and for blacks, establishing their American identity. Beginning in the 1940s, as Jews became more accepted into the mainstream, they used jazz to "re-minoritize" and avoid over-assimilation through identification with African Americans. Finally, starting in the 1960s as ethnic assertion became more predominant in America, Jews have used jazz to explore and advance their identities as Jews in a multicultural society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195790 20161128
Green Library

13. Late arcade [2017]

191 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
Nathaniel Mackey's Late Arcade opens in Los Angeles. A musician known only as N. writes the first of a series of letters to the enigmatic Angel of Dust. N.'s jazz sextet, Molimo m Atet, has just rehearsed a new tune: the horn players read from The Egyptian Book of the Dead with lips clothespinned shut, while the rest of the band struts and saunters in a cosmic hymn to the sun god Ra. N. ends this breathless session by sending the Angel of Dust a cassette tape of their rehearsal. Over the next nine months, N.'s epistolary narration follows the musical goings-on of the ensemble. N. suffers from what he calls cowrie shell at- tacks oil spills, N.'s memory of his mother s melancholy musical Sundays which all becomes the source of fresh artistic invention. Here is the newest installment of the National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Mackey s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, the great American jazz novel of exquisite rhythmic lyricism.-- Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
x, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Fragmented memories and activist archives
  • Influences, antecedents, early engagements
  • The jazz loft era
  • Freedom
  • Community
  • Space
  • Archive
  • Aftermaths and legacies.
The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan. Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520285415 20170327
Music Library
xi, 346 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
  • The South Side scene
  • Two art ensembles
  • The Art Ensemble of Paris
  • A Jackson in your house
  • On the road
  • Free together
  • Live at Mandel Hall
  • Great black music
  • Live from the Jazz Showcase.
This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Formed in 1966 and flourishing until 2010, the Art Ensemble distinguished itself by its unique performance practices members played hundreds of instruments on stage, recited poetry, performed theatrical sketches, and wore face paint, masks, lab coats, and traditional African and Asian dress. The group, which built a global audience and toured across six continents, presented their work as experimental performance art, in opposition to the jazz industry's traditionalist aesthetics. In Message to Our Folks, Paul Steinbeck combines musical analysis and historical inquiry to give us the definitive study of the Art Ensemble. In the book, he proposes a new theory of group improvisation that explains how the band members were able to improvise together in so many different styles while also drawing on an extensive repertoire of notated compositions. Steinbeck examines the multimedia dimensions of the Art Ensemble's performances and the ways in which their distinctive model of social relations kept the group performing together for four decades. Message to Our Folks is a striking and valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the world's premier musical groups.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226375960 20170327
Music Library
viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Table of Contents Introduction - Roger Fagge and Nicolas Pillai 1. Duke Ellington, the meaning of jazz and the BBC in the 1930s - Tim Wall 2. Making scenes: social media and new conceptions of jazz communities - Tom Sykes 3. Protection and internationalism: The British Musicians' Union and restrictions on foreign musicians - Andrew Hodgetts 4. Brubeck betwixt and between: television, pop and the middlebrow - Nicolas Pillai 5. Duke Ellington's Newport Up! Liveness, Artifacts, and the Seductive Menace of Jazz Revisited - Katherine Williams 6. Everybody Digs Modern Jazz... Don't They? - Adrian Litvinoff 7. 'One of the most remarkable cultural phenomena of our century': Larkin, Hobsbawm and Amis on Jazz - Roger Fagge 8. This Is Our Music?: Tradition, community and musical identity in contemporary British jazz - Mike Fletcher 9. A Time For Jazz: Narrative and History in Alan Lomax's Mister Jelly Roll - Nicholas Gebhardt.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848936096 20170220
New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice is an edited collection that captures the cutting edge of British jazz studies in the early 21st century, highlighting the developing methodologies and growing interdisciplinary nature of the field. In particular, the collection breaks down barriers previously maintained between jazz historians, theorists and practitioners with an emphasis on interrogating binaries of national/local and professional/amateur. Each of these essays questions popular narratives of jazz, casting fresh light on the cultural processes and economic circumstances which create the music. Subjects covered include Duke Ellington's relationship with the BBC, the impact of social media on jazz, a new view of the ban on visiting jazz musicians in interwar Britain, a study of Dave Brubeck as a transitional figure in the pages of Melody Maker and BBC2's Jazz 625, the issue of 'liveness' in Columbia's Ellington at Newport album, a musician and promoters views of the relationship with audiences, a reflection on Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis and Eric Hobsbawm as jazz critics, a musician's perspective on the oral and generational tradition of jazz in a British context, and a meditation on Alan Lomax's Mr. Jelly Roll, and what it tells us about cultural memory and historical narratives of jazz.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848936096 20170220
Music Library
178 pages ; 22 cm.
"Dans les rues de l'Amérique, le jazz souffle la vie. Des images surgissent : Miles Davis plante sa Lamborghini à New York, une gamine de race blanche traverse les émeutes de South Central, Billie Holiday s'éteint à Harlem, cernée par les rapaces, Monk pianote dans sa tête au cours d'un cambriolage, Chet Baker cède une trompette au fils d'un garagiste italien, Rosa Parks ne sait pas qu'un futur grand du jazz est assis dans son bus et Pepper part en vrille dès son retour à Los Angeles. Les seize nouvelles rassemblées dans ce volume dressent le décor fictionnel d'une musique qui troue la tête à bon nombre de fidèles dans le monde."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
ix, 308 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 Early American Jazz as the Precursor to Rock 'n' Roll Chapter 2 Down Beat and Mid-Century Popular Music Coverage Chapter 3 The American Jazz Press Covers Rock Chapter 4 The Birth of Rolling Stone Chapter 5 Newport 1969 and the Uneasy Coupling of Jazz and Rock Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501326141 20170327
When Genres Collide is a provocative history that rethinks the relationship between jazz and rock through the lens of the two oldest surviving and most influential American popular music periodicals: Down Beat and Rolling Stone. Writing in 1955, Duke Ellington argued that the new music called rock 'n' roll "is the most raucous form of jazz, beyond a doubt." So why did jazz and rock subsequently become treated as separate genres? The rift between jazz and rock (and jazz and rock scholarship) is based on a set of received assumptions about their fundamental differences, but there are other ways popular music history could have been written. By offering a fresh examination of key historical moments when the trajectories and meanings of jazz and rock intersected, overlapped, or collided, it reveals how music critics constructed an ideological divide between jazz and rock that would be replicated in American musical discourse for decades to follow.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501326141 20170327
Music Library
391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
  • 1967 - 1971 -- 1972 - 1980 -- 1981 - 1989 -- 1990 - 2000 -- 2001 - 2015 -- Archives.
"Juin 1967: un zébulon helvétique nommé Claude Nobs lance dans sa petite ville de suisse romande une des plus fameuses aventures musicales de son temps. Cinquante ans plus tard, le montreux jazz festival est raconté par ceux qui l'ont fait. La voix de Nina Simone, la trompette de Miles Davis, la guitare de B. B. King résonnent dans les récits sans concession de QuincyJones, Carlos Santana ou Lenny Kravitz. Soixante stars relatent ici les plus belles pages de l'histoire de la musique live, une histoire qui continue de s'écrire. Cent soixante-quinze photographies, dont de nombreuses inédites, incarnent ce festival de légende, back et on stage."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library

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