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Gil Evans Out Of The Cool

Author : Stephanie Stein Crease
ISBN : 9781556529863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life (1912-1988) and career of Gil Evans paralleled and often foreshadowed the quickly changing world of jazz through the 20th century. Gil Evans: Out of the Cool is the comprehensive biography of a self-taught musician whom colleagues often regarded as a mentor. His innovative work as a composer, arranger, and bandleader--for Miles Davis, with whom he frequently collaborated over the course of four decades, and for his own ensembles--places him alongside Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland as one of the giants of American music. His unflagging creativity galvanized the most prominent jazz musicians in the world, both black and white. This biography traces Evans's early years: his first dance bands in California during the Depression; his life as a studio arranger in Hollywood; and his early work with Claude Thornhill, one of the most unusual bandleaders of the Big Band Era. After settling in New York City in 1946, Evans's basement apartment quickly became a meeting ground for musicians. The discussions that took place there among Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, and others resulted in the "Birth of the Cool" scores for the Miles Davis Nonet and, later on, for Evans's masterpieces with Davis: "Miles Ahead," "Porgy and Bess," and "Sketches of Spain." This replaces 1556524250.

Annual Review Of Jazz Studies

Author : Edward Berger
ISBN : 0810850052
Genre : Music
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This twelfth volume of the Annual Review celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Institute of Jazz Studies and features articles covering subjects which have not been engaged in past issues of the Review. Gil Evans, Django Reinhardt, Lucky Thompson, and Paul Bley each receive much deserved critical attention in this issue. This issue also includes a photo gallery illustrating some of the prominant locations and people of the Institute's history, both in New York and at its present home at Rutgers in Newark, New Jersey.

Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington And Miles Davis

Author : Aaron Lefkovitz
ISBN : 9781498567527
Genre : Music
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This book examines Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis as distinctively global symbols of threatening and nonthreatening black masculinity. It centers them in debates over U.S. cultural exceptionalism, noting how they have been part of the definition of jazz as a jingoistic and exclusively American form of popular culture.


Author : Eddie S. Meadows
ISBN : 9781136776038
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Historical Dictionary Of Popular Music

Author : Norman Abjorensen
ISBN : 9781538102152
Genre : Music
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The Historical Dictionary of Popular Music contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on major figures across genres, definitions of genres, technical innovations and surveys of countries and regions.

Miles Davis

Author : Ron Carter
ISBN : 9781610586825
Genre : Music
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Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world’s most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He’s been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved worldwide. He’s also a fascinating character—moody, dangerous, brilliant. His story is phenomenal, including tempestous relationships with movie stars, heroin addictions, police busts, and more; connections with other jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, John McLaughlin, and many others; and later fusion ventures that outraged the worlds of jazz and rock. Written by an all-star team, including Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessières, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more.

Duke Ellington

Author : Stephanie Stein Crease
ISBN : 9781556527241
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the life and accomplishments of Duke Ellington, focusing on the social aspects of his music and career as well as his personal life.

So What

Author : John Szwed
ISBN : 9780684859835
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on interviews with family and friends that have only now seen the light of day, this illuminating account of the jazz great's life reveals the influence of Miles Davis's life on his work as well as the musician's persistent desire to re-invent himself. Reprint.

It S About That Time

Author : Richard Cook
ISBN : 9780195322668
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An engaging portrait of the life and work of jazz great Miles Davis traces his career through the window of fourteen important albums recorded by Davis, illuminating each in terms of their contribution to Davis's evolution as a musician, composer, and group leader, as well as relating them to wider currents in contemporary music and the events in Davis's life.

The Big Bands Go To War

Author : Chris Way
ISBN : UOM:39015022271822
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