- Tapa blanda: 250 páginas
- Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation (1 de octubre de 2005)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0634095277
- ISBN-13: 978-0634095276
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World of Jazz Trumpet: A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 oct 2005
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An examination of the political, social, and musical conditions that led to the creation of jazz as America's premier art form.
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A fascinating book, deeply thought out and sensitively presented. What a pleasure it is to turn those pages and be immersed in anecdotes, photographs, and meaty tidbits that give insight to the philosophy of jazz theory and also some nitty gritty instruction on how to achieve that elusive magic that reveals itself through masterful improvisation.
Enjoy, revel and learn. Jazz is a profound exploration into the musical divine. Enter the portal here.
I think anyone who is learning the trumpet will find the book valuable. Experienced players will find useful information.
The book is organized in four parts. Part I describes the history of jazz from its earliest stages to the present. After the importance of ragtime (a piano centered style) on jazz is duly acknowledged, the focus is shifted to trumpet players including Buddy Bolden, King Oliver, the unsurpassable Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, among many others. I found the chapter on women trumpet players particularly interesting as it allowed me to discover outstanding (though little known) artists such as Clora Bryant and Saskia Laroo. A good balance between style, technique, and personal histories is achieved along these chapters.
Part II consists of a collection of unique and impressive interviews which have been made by the author along decades, including some historic pieces recorded just before some of the great artists had passed on. The author takes special care in asking for advice for students and young artists. I was particularly impressed by the interviews of Arvell Shaw (played with Armstrong), Clora Bryant, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Mangione, Vallery Ponomarev, and Wynton Marsalis.
Part III is about Theory and Application of trumpet in jazz, and covers the organization and rules of the trumpet section in a band, the role of trumpet in small and big bands, as well as instructional philosophy and elements of trumpet playing. Although containing valuable insights and covering some of the most important related issues, I felt this section to be somewhat abbreviated. It would be great to see more technical material in subsequent editions, which could include some additional aspects of embouchure, playing styles (with more detailed harmonic and improvisational analyses), as well as some technical discussion about the trumpet as an instrument in jazz.
Part IV, the Coda, includes a nice and relatively comprehensive collection of brief biographies of great trumpet players in jazz, organized chronologically. A list of essential jazz discography is also provided.
All in all, I appreciated this book a lot and believe it will be great reading to both those who play and those who hear this marvelous and quintessential jazz instrument.
Lots of wisdom and legend in here. Get one for your own library.