Jazz History

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making by Gabriel Solis (Repost)

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making by Gabriel Solis
English | Dec 5, 2007 | ISBN: 0520252004, 0520252012 | 252 Pages | PDF | 1.2 MB

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making  

Posted by kosten1986 at April 24, 2009
Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520252012 | edition 2007 | PDF | 252 pages | 1,19 mb

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) was one of jazz's greatest and most enigmatic figures. As a composer, pianist, and bandleader, Monk both extended the piano tradition known as Harlem stride and was at the center of modern jazz's creation during the 1940s, setting the stage for the experimentalism of the 1960s and '70s. This pathbreaking study combines cultural theory, biography, and musical analysis to shed new light on Monk's music and on the jazz canon itself. Gabriel Solis shows how the work of this stubbornly nonconformist composer emerged from the jazz world's fringes to find a central place in its canon…

The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Dec. 2, 2014
The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., "The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop"
English | ISBN: 0520243919 | 2013 | PDF | 254 pages | 15,5 MB
The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., "The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop"
ISBN: 0520243919 | 2013 | EPUB | 254 pages | 6 MB

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at April 16, 2016
Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's [Repost]

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940's by Ira Gitler
English | Dec. 1985 | ISBN: 0195036646, 0195050703 | 356 Pages | PDF | 19 MB

Over a ten-year period, Ira Gitler interviewed more than fifty of the major figures in jazz history to preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late 1930s and 1940s into the modern jazz period.

Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State  

Posted by yousufhunk at March 19, 2011
Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State

Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State
University of Texas Press | May 1, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0292714955 | 256 pages | PDF | 4.9 MB

Dave Oliphant is the undisputed authority on the history of Texas jazz. His books and articles provide the most well-researched and well-written discussions of Texas jazz history available… This book will be an excellent addition to the existing scholarship on the history of jazz in the Southwest.

Chris Barber - A Life In Jazz (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at July 12, 2014
Chris Barber - A Life In Jazz (2014)

Chris Barber - A Life In Jazz (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:08 min | 122 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: We Love Jazz

Jazz trombonist Chris Barber formed his first band in the late 1940s, but it is the band that he has led from 1954, after parting company with trumpeter Ken Colyer, that has established all kinds of records for success and longevity. The 54 year partnership with trumpeter Pat Halcox is the longest continuous association in jazz history. The Barber band achieved chart success on both sides of the Atlantic, with "Petite Fleur", and from the middle to late 1950s it was the most popular music act in the UK. The band was one of the first British jazz groups to tour extensively in the United States.

Louis Hayes - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2014)  

Posted by funkerman at May 20, 2014
Louis Hayes - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2014)

Louis Hayes - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2014)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 75:35 min | ~174 MB
Label: Smoke Sessions Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

Hayes provided the rhythmic drive for some of the most important and legendary recordings in jazz history including classics by Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, and McCoy Tyner.

Jazz Icons: Lionel Hampton - Live In '58 (2008)  

Posted by robi62 at June 26, 2013
Jazz Icons: Lionel Hampton - Live In '58 (2008)

Jazz Icons: Lionel Hampton - Live In '58 (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 599 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Naxos | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 29 Sep 2008 | Runtime: 57 min. | 3,32 GB (DVD5)

Jazz Icons: Lionel Hampton spotlights a fiery hour-long concert from one of the most beloved bandleaders in jazz history. Hamp, the irrepressible king of entertainers, plays vibes, drums, piano, and sings and dances as he and his legendary big band absolutely delight this Belgian audience. Featuring stalwart jazz soloists such as Andy McGhee, Art Hoyle, Billy Mackel, Lou Blackburn, Bobby Plater, Wilbert Hogan, and Eddie Williams, the Hampton Orchestra plays Hamps signature blend of jump blues, jazz, and rhythm n blues, whipping the audience into a frenzy.
Norman Granz` Jazz In Montreux - Count Basie Jam '75 (2002)

Norman Granz` Jazz In Montreux - Count Basie Jam '75 (2002)
Video:PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 987 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 Dec 2002 | Runtime: 65 min. | 4,16 GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: French, English, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, German

Inarguably one of the most important figures in 20th-century American music, jazz impresario Norman Granz introduced live jazz to mainstream audiences with his Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series, founded four record labels including the legendary Verve Records, managed the careers of icons Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson, and produced a roster of some of the greatest artists in jazz history: Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, and many more. In addition, Granz was dedicated to fighting racism in America by refusing to play to segregated audiences, paying his artists well above average, and offering equal benefits to both black and white musicians all in the mid-1940s to late 1950s, years before the prominence of the burgeoning civil rights movement.