By Dirk Sutro
Encompasses a record of greater than a hundred recordings to your jazz collection
The enjoyable and simple method to discover the realm of jazz
Jazz is America's maximum song, yet with over a century's worthy of types and artists, the place do you start? chill out! This hep cat's consultant gives you the inside track at the masters and their song -- from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It's simply what you want to track in to the background and musical constitution of jazz and turn into a extra savvy listener.
Discover how to
* comprehend the characteristics and roots of jazz
* track in to jazz kinds, from massive band to bebop
* take heed to nice jazz artists
* capture a dwell jazz performance
* achieve a jazz ensemble
Praise for Jazz For Dummies
"Now you could ultimately learn about one in every of . . . America's maximum contributions to global culture."
--Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
"Fun to learn. . . . a tremendous stepping stone to figuring out this advanced and profound music."
--James Moody, jazz saxophonist
"Dirk Sutro is head over heels in love with jazz and . . . he is aware what he's speaking about."
--"Chubby" Jackson, jazz bassist
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Extra resources for Jazz For Dummies (2nd Edition)
Right after the peak, leaving a space allows the emotion to register. It’s like a tense scene in a movie, where one character has a dramatic line of dialog, and then there’s no dialog as what was said sinks in. Music is a subjective, individual experience. What you bring to it effects what you take from it. To see what I mean, try out a completely different way of listening. Put on a CD like Davis’s “Kind of Blue” and instead of listening to the notes, listen for silences. You gain a new appreciation of Davis and other jazz players as gifted sculptors of sonic clay.
Getting into jazz is like getting into gourmet food: you have to seek it out. Sometimes the search is hard work, but when you succeed, the “meal” is worth it. Jazz encompasses some of the most complex, diverse, and soulsatisfying music on Earth. If you’re relatively new to jazz, you may find it hard to understand — even strange — and you may have trouble connecting emotionally. Don’t give up. Many current fans felt the same way. I didn’t know quite what to make of Miles Davis when I first heard his music — a time when most of my peers were into Woodstock and acid rock.
A Different Drummer” (Rhapsody Films) by Elvin Jones: This documentary about the great drummer, Elvin Jones, (best known as a member of John Coltrane’s band) shows him in action with explanations of how he builds a solo on a basic beat. Watch in amazement as Jones — a devotee of African rhythms — adds layer after layer of rhythm until he’s baked a rich polyrhythmic pie. Just Wingin’ It: Methods of Improv Improvisation occurs when a player or group departs from the written music and begins inventing new music.