The Resource Elements of Jazz : From Cakewalks to Fusion, Messenger, Bill, (electronic resource)

Elements of Jazz : From Cakewalks to Fusion, Messenger, Bill, (electronic resource)

Label
Elements of Jazz : From Cakewalks to Fusion
Title
Elements of Jazz
Title remainder
From Cakewalks to Fusion
Statement of responsibility
Messenger, Bill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America's great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation. Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself. You'll follow the evolution of jazz from its beginnings in the music and dancing of the antebellum plantations to its morphing into many shapes as its greatest innovators gave us ragtime, the blues, the swing music of the big band era, boogie-woogie, and big band blues. You'll follow the rise of modern jazz in all of its many forms, including bebop, cool, modal, free, and fusion jazz. And you'll learn how the course of jazz was changed by key technological innovations, such as the invention of the microphone, which allowed smaller-voiced singers like Bing Crosby or Mel Torme to share a limelight once reserved for the bigger voices of stars like Bessie Smith or Al Jolson. Beginning the story on those antebellum plantations, Professor Messenger reveals how the "cakewalks" of slave culture gave birth to a dance craze at the end of the 19th century that was ignorant of its own humble roots. And he explores the irony of the minstrel shows, which derived from Southern beliefs of black cultural inferiority yet eventually spawned a musical industry that African-American musicians would dominate for decades to come. As a bonus, the lectures are also very entertaining, with Professor Messenger frequently turning to his piano to illustrate his musical points, often with the help of guest artists
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messenger, Bill
Dewey number
781.65
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML3506
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Messenger, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Ragtime music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Swing (Music)
  • Boogie woogie (Music)
  • Big band music
  • Bop (Music)
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • MUSIC
  • Big band music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Boogie woogie (Music)
  • Bop (Music)
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Jazz
  • Ragtime music
  • Swing (Music)
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Label
Elements of Jazz : From Cakewalks to Fusion, Messenger, Bill, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
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Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966537496
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Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781682764015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
6BA7B57F-9484-4062-9676-F33EB8BBB92B
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  • (Sirsi) o966537496
  • (OCoLC)966537496
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Label
Elements of Jazz : From Cakewalks to Fusion, Messenger, Bill, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966537496
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781682764015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
6BA7B57F-9484-4062-9676-F33EB8BBB92B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o966537496
  • (OCoLC)966537496
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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