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The New Orleans Jazz Scene 1970 2000

The New Orleans Jazz Scene  1970 2000 Author Thomas W. Jacobsen
ISBN-10 9780807156995
Release 2014-10-06
Pages 224
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"Published with the assistance of the Borne Fund."



Traditional New Orleans Jazz

Traditional New Orleans Jazz Author Thomas W. Jacobsen
ISBN-10 9780807137796
Release 2011-03-25
Pages 264
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About a century after its beginnings, traditional jazz remains the definitive music of New Orleans and an international hallmark of the city. The enduring sound and boundless energy of this American art form have produced a long list of jazz legends. From Lionel Ferbos -- the city's oldest working jazz musician -- to Grammy winner Irvin Mayfield, the musical heritage of traditional jazz lives on through each player's passion. In Traditional New Orleans Jazz, veteran jazz journalist Thomas Jacobsen discusses that legacy with Ferbos, Mayfield, and a who's who of the present-day scene's "trad jazz" players. Through intimate conversations with jazz veterans and up-and-coming talent, Jacobsen elicits honest, witty, and sometimes comedic discussions that reveal a strong mutual devotion to do one thing -- compose and play music inspired by the Crescent City's earliest jazz musicians. Traditional New Orleans Jazz presents local perspectives on what has become an international language with interviews from Lucien Barbarin, Evan Christopher, Duke Heitger, Leroy Jones, Dr. Michael White, and many more. Jacobsen also notes the stewardship of traditional jazz means more than making music. Its longevity relies on teaching and innovation, furthering the inextricable ties between the music and the men who make it. Traditional New Orleans jazz is a culture of its own, and the players in this remarkable volume are its native speakers.



The Cambridge Companion to Jazz

The Cambridge Companion to Jazz Author Mervyn Cooke
ISBN-10 9781139826167
Release 2003-01-09
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The vibrant world of jazz may be viewed from many perspectives, from social and cultural history to music analysis, from economics to ethnography. It is challenging and exciting territory. This volume of nineteen specially commissioned essays provides informed and accessible guidance to the challenge, offering the reader a range of expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz. The book starts by considering what kind of identity jazz has acquired and how, and goes on to discuss the crucial practices that define jazz and to examine some specific moments of historical change and some important issues for jazz study. Finally, it looks at a set of perspectives that illustrate different 'takes' on jazz - ways in which jazz has been valued and represented.



Rags and Ragtime

Rags and Ragtime Author David A. Jasen
ISBN-10 9780486144573
Release 2013-02-13
Pages 384
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"A work for all time . . . (with) a tremendous amount of historical information which has never been published. . . . It will be the standard text and reference work in the ragtime field." — Rag Times. This well-known, highly praised book is the definitive history of ragtime music and its composers. Both authors are widely celebrated composers, performers, collectors, historians, and critics of ragtime music. With great enthusiasm and expertise, they trace the growth and diversification of ragtime from its earliest beginnings in the late nineteenth century through its heyday in the Folk, Classic, Popular, Novelty, and Stride Ragtime periods to its current revival. Forty-eight major composers are discussed, including Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, and many other greats. In addition, 800 important rags are profiled, most of them bearing the carefree titles that were part of the tradition, titles like "Canned Corn Rag," "Bantam Step," "Too Much Raspberry," "Ragging the Scale," and "Red Onion Rag." Each profile includes date of publication, original publisher, a discography, and a commentary of the unique character and appeal of each rag. Over 100 photographs, many of them rare, illuminate this lively chronicle, along with reproductions of original sheet music and many other items of interest from the authors' personal archives. "Jasen and Tichenor have no peers in ragtime knowledge. . . .They are the two unchallengeable authorities in the field of ragtime history, personalities, and musical forms." — The Classic Rag. "A combination encyclopedia/biography/history/analysis and review, it teems with what would appear to be everything the ragtime buff or casual inquirer needs or wants to know about the music that won't stand still." — The Christian Science Monitor. "Rags and Ragtime tells it all. There's a lot here I didn't know in pictures, music, and words." — Eubie Blake.



A Trumpet Around the Corner

A Trumpet Around the Corner Author Samuel Charters
ISBN-10 1604733187
Release 2008
Pages 393
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Samuel Charters has been studying and writing about New Orleans music for more than fifty years. A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz is the first book to tell the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, Charters provides a balanced assessment of the role played by all three of the city's musical lineages--African American, white, and Creole--in jazz's formative years. Charters also maps the inroads blazed by the city's Italian immigrant musicians, who left their own imprint on the emerging styles. The study is based on the author's own interviews, begun in the 1950s, on the extensive material gathered by the Oral History Project in New Orleans, on the recent scholarship of a new generation of writers, and on an exhaustive examination of related newspaper files from the jazz era. The book extends the study area of his earlier book Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1957, and breaks new ground with its in-depth discussion of the earliest New Orleans recordings. A Trumpet around the Corner for the first time brings the story up to the present, describing the worldwide interest in the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, and the exciting resurgence of the brass bands of the last decades. The book discusses the renewed concern over New Orleans's musical heritage, which is at great risk after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. Samuel Charters, eminent historian of jazz and blues music, is author of the award-winning The Roots of the Blues and numerous other titles. A resident of Storrs, Connecticut, and Stockholm, Sweden, he is also a Grammy-winning record producer, musician, poet, and fiction writer and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1994.



Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra Author Steven Feld
ISBN-10 9780822351627
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 311
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The distinguished scholar Steven Feld shaped the field of the anthropology of sound and music. In this new work, he looks at the vernacular cosmopolitanism of a group of jazz players in Ghana, including some who have traveled widely, played with American jazz greats, and blended Coltrane with local instruments and philosophy. He describes their cosmopolitan outlook as an accoustemology, a way of knowing the world through sound. Feld combines memoir, biography, ethnography, and history, telling a story of diasporic intimacy and dialogue that contests both American nationalist and Afrocentric narrations of jazz history.



Music Street New Orleans

Music Street New Orleans Author Kevin J. Bozant
ISBN-10 1484944992
Release 2013-10-25
Pages 166
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Join the “second line” with local author Kevin J. Bozant as he takes you on a neighborhood tour of over 200 music sculptures, markers, parks, murals, historic sites, statues, museums, festivals, plaques and cultural references celebrating the Jazz, Rock and Rhythm & Blues heritage of New Orleans.At any moment in time, a musician in the Crescent City is rehearsing with the Marching 100 in the 7th Ward, playing the B-3 in Gert Town, harmonizing in Zion City, practicing piano at SUNO, jazzing it up at Preservation Hall, glorifying in a Mid-City choir, blowing a horn on Bourbon Street, marching in a Tremé brass band, second lining in a jazz funeral, conducting an orchestra for Broadway South or jamming on Frenchmen Street.Music isn't just a way of life in New Orleans.Music IS life in New Orleans.In 1987, the United States Congress designated jazz “a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated.” On October 31, 1994, The National Park Service (NPS) established the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park focused on the early culture of traditional jazz. Together with the New Orleans Jazz Commission, the NPS created a series of tour maps of historic sites relating to the early history of jazz in the Crescent City. Over 60 of these sites are included here.In 2002, The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) and the New Orleans Jazz Commission, launched the Jazz Plaque Program in an effort to identify and preserve many of the residences of local musicians associated with jazz. More than 35 of these sites are included in this book.In New Orleans …Every street is Music Street.



Jazz Cultures

Jazz Cultures Author David Ake
ISBN-10 052092696X
Release 2002-01-07
Pages 236
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From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the many ways in which jazz musicians and audiences experience and understand themselves, their music, their communities, and the world at large. Writing as a professional pianist and composer, the author looks at evolving meanings, values, and ideals--as well as the sounds--that musicians, audiences, and critics carry to and from the various activities they call jazz. Among the compelling topics he discusses is the "visuality" of music: the relationship between performance demeanor and musical meaning. Focusing on pianists Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, Ake investigates the ways in which musicians' postures and attitudes influence perceptions of them as profound and serious artists. In another essay, Ake examines the musical values and ideals promulgated by college jazz education programs through a consideration of saxophonist John Coltrane. He also discusses the concept of the jazz "standard" in the 1990s and the differing sense of tradition implied in recent recordings by Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frisell. Jazz Cultures shows how jazz history has not consisted simply of a smoothly evolving series of musical styles, but rather an array of individuals and communities engaging with disparate--and oftentimes conflicting--actions, ideals, and attitudes.



Biscuit Visits the Big City

Biscuit Visits the Big City Author Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ISBN-10 9780062029805
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 32
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The city is a big and busy place for a little puppy--there are tall buildings, honking cars, and all kinds of new friends to make!



Blue Dog

Blue Dog Author George Rodrigue
ISBN-10 0670857750
Release 1994-08-01
Pages 96
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How did Tiffany, George Rodrigue's beloved pet, become the Blue Dog? What secrets lie behind her soulful golden eyes? And why has this tale about a dog, her master, and his paintings inspired millions? STC's long-awaited reprint of Rodrigue's original Blue Dog book reveals the answers. Through vibrant paintings, Rodrigue dramatizes Tiffany's transformation from a frisky -- and white-furred -- terrier/spaniel to Blue Dog. In the process, he illustrates the back and forth of both man and beast as they strive for true communication -- a level of understanding that goes far beyond their differences. The text gives voice to Tiffany as well as George, and the terrier/spaniel's sharp, sophisticated sense of humor provides a completely unique perspective on the nature of love, art, and human behavior. Joyous and moving, Blue Dog is a must for any fan of Rodrigue's sublime canine companion.



All Music Guide

All Music Guide Author Vladimir Bogdanov
ISBN-10 0879306270
Release 2001
Pages 1491
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Arranged in sixteen musical categories, provides entries for twenty thousand releases from four thousand artists, and includes a history of each musical genre.



The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa Author Carol Strickland
ISBN-10 0740768727
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 216
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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.



Prime Green Remembering the Sixties

Prime Green  Remembering the Sixties Author Robert Stone
ISBN-10 9780061750458
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 272
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From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory. Building on personal vignettes from Robert Stone's travels across America, the legendary novelist offers not only a riveting and powerful memoir but also an unforgettable inside perspective on a unique moment in American history.



Yeats s Ghosts

Yeats s Ghosts Author Brenda Maddox
ISBN-10 0060985046
Release 2000-09-19
Pages 528
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William Butter Yeats, who some critics feel was the greatest English language poet of our century, led a life of many contradictions. He was Ireland's most revered writer and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. But in his private life, Yeats struggled with passionate, if unrequited, relationships with women and was haunted by the spirits of his ancestors. Renowned biographer Brenda Maddox examines the poet's life through the prism of his personal obsession with the supernatural and otherworldly. She considers for the first time the Automatic Script, the trancelike communication with supposed spirits that he and his much younger wife. Georgie, conducted during the early years of their marriage. Writing with edge, wit, and energy, she finds the essential clues to Yeats's life and work in his unusual relationships with women, most particularly Maude and Iseult Gonne, his wife Georgie, and his rarely discussed mother.



Sound and Sentiment

Sound and Sentiment Author Steven Feld
ISBN-10 9780822353652
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 300
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A new, thirtieth-anniversary edition of the landmark ethnography that introduced the anthropology, or the cultural study, of sound.



Intimate Geometries

Intimate Geometries Author Robert Storr
ISBN-10 9781580933636
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 752
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Louise Bourgeois was a prolific artist known for her highly personal body of work consisting of sculptures, installations, drawing and prints that deal with themes of memory, trauma, fear and hidden emotion. Bourgeois first received international acclaim in the 1990s, when the artist was in her eighties, for her ambitious series of Cells: small room-like sculptures containing arrangements of symbolic objects intended to elicit emotional and psychological responses in the viewer. Here, for the first time, her vast oeuvre is interwoven with a fascinating discussion of the full range of ideas, emotions and experiences that inspired the creation of her work. Renowned critic and curator Robert Storr, acknowledged as Bourgeoiss leading interpreter, presents a chronological account of the artists career, weaving in thematic discussions accompanied by sequential portfolios of the artists work. An introduction outlining the artists career is followed by chapters examining her childhood; Bourgeois' education, early career and emigration to the US; her mid-career disappearance and her gradual return to prominence during the 1980s; and her late career as high-profile celebrity artist, exhibiting across the world until her death in 2011. The final chapter examines Bourgeoiss profound and ongoing artistic legacy.



OpenIntro Statistics

OpenIntro Statistics Author David Diez
ISBN-10 1943450048
Release 2015-07-02
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The OpenIntro project was founded in 2009 to improve the quality and availability of education by producing exceptional books and teaching tools that are free to use and easy to modify. We feature real data whenever possible, and files for the entire textbook are freely available at openintro.org. Visit our website, openintro.org. We provide free videos, statistical software labs, lecture slides, course management tools, and many other helpful resources.