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How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780465097777
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 272
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An Economist Best Book of the Year "A radiantly accomplished writer . . . Gioia conveys his passion for the music with vivid description and shrewd judgements."-Wall Street Journal In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music. "Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees."-Economist "How to Listen to Jazz is a packed and useful introduction to the medium. . . . You feel you are in good hands."-Weekly Standard



The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780195399707
Release 2011-05-09
Pages 444
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A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself.



The Imperfect Art

The Imperfect Art Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780195063288
Release 1990
Pages 152
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Relates the work of jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman to primitivism in the arts, neoclassicism, good and bad taste, improvization and recordings, and aesthetics in general.



Of Love and Other Demons

Of Love and Other Demons Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 0140246312
Release 1996
Pages 160
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This is a comprehensive reference guide for professional and student structural engineers containing key information required on a day-to-day basis. By bringing together data from many sources, this book should help engineers to apply classroom theories into practical projects on the ground. With quick and clear access to charts, tables and data it speeds up scheme design in the office, in transit, or on the site.



Avedon

Avedon Author Norma Stevens
ISBN-10 9780812994445
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 720
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An intimate biography of Richard Avedon, the legendary fashion and portrait photographer who “helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture” (The New York Times), by his longtime collaborator and business partner Norma Stevens and award-winning author Steven M. L. Aronson. Richard Avedon was arguably the world’s most famous photographer—as artistically influential as he was commercially successful. Over six richly productive decades, he created landmark advertising campaigns, iconic fashion photographs (as the star photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and then Vogue), groundbreaking books, and unforgettable portraits of everyone who was anyone. He also went on the road to find and photograph remarkable uncelebrated faces, with an eye toward constructing a grand composite picture of America. Avedon dazzled even his most dazzling subjects. He possessed a mystique so unique it was itself a kind of genius—everyone fell under his spell. But the Richard Avedon the world saw was perhaps his greatest creation: he relentlessly curated his reputation and controlled his image, managing to remain, for all his exposure, among the most private of celebrities. No one knew him better than did Norma Stevens, who for thirty years was his business partner and closest confidant. In Avedon: Something Personal—equal parts memoir, biography, and oral history, including an intimate portrait of the legendary Avedon studio—Stevens and co-author Steven M. L. Aronson masterfully trace Avedon’s life from his birth to his death, in 2004, at the age of eighty-one, while at work in Texas for The New Yorker (whose first-ever staff photographer he had become in 1992). The book contains startlingly candid reminiscences by Mike Nichols, Calvin Klein, Claude Picasso, Renata Adler, Brooke Shields, David Remnick, Naomi Campbell, Twyla Tharp, Jerry Hall, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bruce Weber, Cindy Crawford, Donatella Versace, Jann Wenner, and Isabella Rossellini, among dozens of others. Avedon: Something Personal is the confiding, compelling full story of a man who for half a century was an enormous influence on both high and popular culture, on both fashion and art—to this day he remains the only artist to have had not one but two retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during his lifetime. Not unlike Richard Avedon’s own defining portraits, the book delivers the person beneath the surface, with all his contradictions and complexities, and in all his touching humanity.



Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova Author Ruy Castro
ISBN-10 9781613745748
Release 2012-04
Pages 400
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Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March, and Desafinado are known around the world. Bossa Novaa number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de Saudadeis a definitive history of this seductive music. Based on extensive interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jo+o Gilberto, and all the major musicians and their friends, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro teenagers changed the face of popular culture around the world. Now, in this outstanding translation, the full flavor of Ruy Castro s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes through in a feast of detail. Along the way he introduces a cast of unforgettable characters who turned Gilberto s singular vision into the sound of a generation."



Oxford Picture Dictionary English Brazilian Portuguese Edition Bilingual Dictionary for Brazilian Portuguese speaking teenage and adult students of English

Oxford Picture Dictionary English Brazilian Portuguese Edition  Bilingual Dictionary for Brazilian Portuguese speaking teenage and adult students of English Author Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780194201414
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 317
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4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Includes English to Brazilian Portuguese translations of vocabulary throughout, and an extensive index in Brazilian Portuguese at the back of the book. A fully integrated vocabulary development program in American English, progressing from essential words to the more complex, delivered in short thematic units. Realistic scenarios and modern artwork are easy to relate to and these, together with story pages and practice exercises, have been applauded for their success in promoting critical thinking skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components (in English only) - including Workbooks, Classroom Activities, Audio and website.



The Last Tycoon

The Last Tycoon Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781443416795
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 198
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Unfinished at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last novel, compiled and published posthumously. A Hollywood heavyweight, Monroe Stahr embarks on a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful Kathleen Moore while struggling to hold on to his success and fend off his chief rival, Pat Brady. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.



Swingin at the Savoy

Swingin  at the Savoy Author Norma Miller
ISBN-10 1566398495
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 261
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The dancer and choreographer chronicles her life and provides a history of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem and its influence on American culture.



Last Chance Island

Last Chance Island Author Norma Charles
ISBN-10 1553804589
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 200
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Norma Charles has authored and co-authored some twenty novels for children and young readers, in English and French. She plays an important part in the YA circle, and is well-known to bookstore owners; Two alternating stories: One with Nigerian children escaping from their village destroyed by rebels; the other a young Canadian girl who is sent to live on a remote Irish island when her father dies; The two stories join up when the Canadian girl rescues the African children, left to die on the island; Features a journey with a smuggler on his fishing boat from African to Ireland; The children must fend off starvation and stay hidden from authorities in order to survive; An inspiring ending with the African children being allowed to stay in Ireland and being homeschooled with the possibility of returning to Africa to help other orphaned children; Comparable titles: Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith (Schwartz & Wade, 2015), Secrets of Selkie Bay by Shelley Moore Thomas (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), Run Marco Run by Norma Charles (Ronsdale, 2011).In this compelling tale, two very different stories intersect with surprising results. There's the story of two African children, Kalu and his cousin, Aisha, who escape from their village after it's destroyed by rebel soldiers. The kids flee to the coast where they find work on a fishing boat bound for Britain. They think they're safe, until the nervous fisherman leaves them with little food or water on Last Chance Island off the coast of Ireland. Meanwhile, Spike, a Canadian teen, finds out that her father has died, and she is being sent to live with a distant relative, a woman who tends the lighthouse on Last Chance Island. Spike can't wait to escape and join a troupe of musicians she's met in Dublin. But one day, she discovers the two African kids in desperate need of help. Will she change her plans to try to save these kids?



The Jazz Standards A Guide to the Repertoire

The Jazz Standards  A Guide to the Repertoire Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780190603557
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 544
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The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browsers companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.



Delta Blues The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

Delta Blues  The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 0393069990
Release 2009-11-02
Pages 480
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“The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution In this “expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history” (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted Gioia gives us “the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply informative and enjoyable to read” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). From the field hollers of nineteenth-century plantations to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Delta Blues delves into the uneasy mix of race and money at the point where traditional music became commercial and bluesmen found new audiences of thousands. Combining extensive fieldwork, archival research, interviews with living musicians, and first-person accounts with “his own calm, argument-closing incantations to draw a line through a century of Delta blues” (New York Times), this engrossing narrative is flavored with insightful and vivid musical descriptions that ensure “an understanding of not only the musicians, but the music itself” (Boston Sunday Globe). Rooted in the thick-as-tar Delta soil, Delta Blues is already “a contemporary classic in its field” (Jazz Review).



The Book of Aron

The Book of Aron Author Jim Shepard
ISBN-10 9781101874325
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 272
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The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children’s rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. Treblinka awaits them all, but does Aron manage to escape—as his mentor suspected he could—to spread word about the atrocities? Jim Shepard has masterfully made this child’s-eye view of the darkest history mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, truly heartbreaking, and even inspiring. Anyone who hears Aron’s voice will remember it forever. From the Hardcover edition.



Healing Songs

Healing Songs Author Ted Gioia
ISBN-10 9780822387671
Release 2006-03-23
Pages 259
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While the first healers were musicians who relied on rhythm and song to help cure the sick, over time Western thinkers and doctors lost touch with these traditions. In the West, for almost two millennia, the roles of the healer and the musician have been strictly separated. Until recently, that is. Over the past few decades there has been a resurgence of interest in healing music. In the midst of this nascent revival, Ted Gioia, a musician, composer, and widely praised author, offers the first detailed exploration of the uses of music for curative purposes from ancient times to the present. Gioia’s inquiry into the restorative powers of sound moves effortlessly from the history of shamanism to the role of Orpheus as a mythical figure linking Eastern and Western ideas about therapeutic music, and from Native American healing ceremonies to what clinical studies can reveal about the efficacy of contemporary methods of sonic healing. Gioia considers a broad range of therapies, providing a thoughtful, impartial guide to their histories and claims, their successes and failures. He examines a host of New Age practices, including toning, Cymatics, drumming circles, and the Tomatis method. And he explores how the medical establishment has begun to recognize and incorporate the therapeutic power of song. Acknowledging that the drumming circle will not—and should not—replace the emergency room, nor the shaman the cardiologist, Gioia suggests that the most promising path is one in which both the latest medical science and music—with its capacity to transform attitudes and bring people together—are brought to bear on the multifaceted healing process. In Healing Songs, as in its companion volume Work Songs, Gioia moves beyond studies of music centered on specific performers, time periods, or genres to illuminate how music enters into and transforms the experiences of everyday life.



John Cage

John Cage Author Kathan Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053179860
Release 2000
Pages 143
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Art. Music. Cultural Writing. JOHN CAGE VISUAL ART is an exquisite book which includes 116 color images. It is presented in three parts. The first is a text wrtten from Kathan Brown's own experience. In it, she often uses Cage's words to describe particular works, and she reflects upon how the art can be used in the world. The second part is a detailed section that illustrates scores that Cage created for his printers, and explains his use of what he called chance operations in making his work. The third section is pictorial, including reproductions of Cage's prints, watercolors and drawings. John Cage told Brown that the purpose of art is to sober and quiet the mind, so that it is in accord with what happens.



Spanish Grades 6 12

Spanish  Grades 6   12 Author Rose Thomas
ISBN-10 9781483823652
Release 1999-01-15
Pages 128
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A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book! Help your student form a solid understanding of the Spanish language. Building on the basics, this book covers common phrases, functional vocabulary, conjugation of verbs, basic grammar, and sentence structure. Over 100 pages of reproducible activities get your students started on the path to speaking and writing Spanish. The activities provided offer fun and varied exercises to practice concepts and vocabulary. Students learn to tell time, formulate sentences,conjugate verbs, pose and answer questions, and make comparisons--all while learning about Spanish-speaking culture.



When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican Author Esmeralda Santiago
ISBN-10 9780786736867
Release 2006-02-28
Pages 288
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Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.