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Schuller truly analyzes the music on every single level, illustrated examples range eary the “shape” of a single note to the structure of an entire piece and covering all scales in between. Within the first chapter Mr. Trivia About Early Jazz: Schuller explains the feel of swing rhythm in vivid detail beyond what I’ve ever read in any other book.
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Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties–Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others–and the big bands and arrangers–Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington–placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz afficionados. James of the Redwoods rated it really liked it Aug 04, The First Great Soloist. Peace, James Murrell http: Overview Description Reviews and Awards. Its Roots and Musical Development.
Common terms and phrases A. Even if you don’t agree with everything Mr. There are certainly errors in some of the transcriptions, though this is to be expected in transcribing by ear such complex music.
Ferat rated it it was eqrly Mar 22, Yet the very next chapter is focused on Jelly Roll Morton, whose career consisted of nothing but the New Orleans style! James F rated it liked it Feb 04, A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados. Lists with This Book.
Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development by Gunther Schuller
Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties–Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others–and the big bands and arrangers– Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the s.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jaza is clear, thorough, objective, sophisticated and original. Want to Read saving…. Additionally, I thought the organization of the earpy could have been a little better; for example he analyzes Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five period in great detail early on in the book, and discusses how guntuer music marked the end of the dominance of the New Orleans style in jazz.
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It must be emphasized that this is a musical analysis, heavy with notated examples from the recordings of the era, Gunther Schuller presents a thorough musical analysis of the early history of jazz, from starting with its roots in west African gunter, ragtime, and the country blues. A few faults aside, this is absolutely essential reading for anyone with musical background looking to learn about the roots of jazz.
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I emphasize musical because that’s the element of jazz least often written about with this degree of skill and clarity. Preview — Early Jazz by Gunther Schuller. The Color Factor Howard Bodenhorn. Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. The bulk of the book covers the ‘s, sdhuller with the start of the ‘s as the last rough edges of New Orleans jazz have been smoothed and the orchestras of Ellington and Basie perfected the big-band swing style.
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Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Peter rated it liked it Oct 04, That being said, there is a lot of music to be covered in this book and there is likely no perfect way to organize all of the material. Ericpegnam Pegnam rated it it was amazing Jun 29,