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Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of The Musician's Lifeline: Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional. Written by Peter Erskine and Dave Black, The Musician's Lifeline represents the combined experience and knowledge of the authors gained through their lives in music. In addition, it includes advice from over 150 of the best musicians the authors have the honor of knowing, with topics ranging from sight-reading, learning, listening, auditions, the music business, practice, ...

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of JazzGloria Krolak 96 PagesISBN 978-1-938417-53-5Lydia Inglett Starbooks Publishing2019 Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz, is a unique, beautifully assembled coffee table book by longtime radio host, jazz columnist and distinguished patron of the arts, Gloria Krolak. The book features a number of original poems, each presenting a theme that ties into the jazz tradition/experience. As a fellow writer of ambitious coffee table volumes, this ...

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist - Author Interview

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist - Author Interview

A Jazzman’s Tale about trumpet player Charles Freeman Lee is a heady mélange of a book that starts off with the unique perspective of a screenplay. Part one delves deeply into the gritty life of a jazz musician whose gigging takes him from the Midwest to New York and New Jersey. It segues into a down-and-dirty, honestly spoken interview of Freeman, then wraps a bow around it with a brief study of his collegiate experiences at Wilberforce University and the ...

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist

A Jazzman’s Tale is a screenplay memoir of bebop trumpeter and pianist Charles Freeman Lee. Freeman, as he was better known, was one of the jazzmen who joined the jazz revolution called bebop at Minton's Playhouse and the Paradise Club in Harlem, jny: New York City in the 1950s. Freeman came out of Wilberforce Collegians, an important band in jazz history formed in 1926 at Wilberforce University in Ohio, with famous alumni like Benny Carter, Frank Foster and Ben Webster. ...

Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

Jazz Scores and Analysis, Vol. 1 by Rick Lawn Full scores and in-depth analysis of contemporary, large ensemble works by six Grammy-nominated composers: Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, Jim McNeely, John Fedchock, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue. Following in the footsteps of Rayburn Wright's seminal work, Inside the Score, this book gives a guided tour into the techniques and musical concepts in these six scores by masters of large ensemble jazz writing. This immense labor of love includes: ...

When Economic Theory Fails: A Critical Look At Waldfogel’s Digital Renaissance

When Economic Theory Fails: A Critical Look At Waldfogel’s Digital Renaissance

In this piece, Neil Turkewitz digs deep into the recently released book by Joel Waldfogel entitled Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us About the Future of Popular Culture, a work which explores how the entertainment industry is fairing in the current explosive digital age with regard to the quality of content being produced. Guest post by Neil Turkewitz from Medium Joel Waldfogel has released a book entitled: Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us about the Future ...

Rave Reviews For New Book On The Life And Work Of Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobham

Rave Reviews For New Book On The Life And Work Of Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobham

Few musicians have transformed a genre like Panama-born, New York-raised Billy Cobham. Six Days at Ronnie Scott’s: Billy Cobham on Jazz Fusion and the Act of Creation is a one-of-a-kind oral history of a legend’s life work. From his early days with Horace Silver and Dreams to the epochal Bitches Brew sessions with Miles Davis to the breakthrough Mahavishnu Orchestra and beyond, here is a first-ever deep dive into six decades of musical innovation. The book’s setting is six days ...

Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

The Moderns vol.2 explores the world’s great avant-garde artists. BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns vol. 2, the second installment of a series dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 200 reviews and interviews, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world. “The first volume was so warmly received,” says author Kevin Press. “Since its publication at the beginning of this year, I’ve been sent music from all over ...

DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC on Georgetown University Press, Now Available!

DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC on Georgetown University Press, Now Available!

The familiar history of jazz music in the United States begins with its birth in jny: New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to jny: Chicago, and then by rail into New York, before exploding across the globe. However, the rich history of jazz in the nation’s capital is often overlooked. Some of the most important clubs in the jazz world have opened and closed their doors in Washington, DC, while some of its greatest players and promoters were ...

Drummer Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummers Story" Now Available

Drummer Warren Benbow's New Book, "A Drummers Story" Now Available

Like many drummers I started out early, and by the time I was sixteen and a half I began playing my first professional gigs. It seemed to me that I was born a drummer. Here is a little about me: I've been fortunate to have performed and or recorded with artists like: Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, LL Cool J, Betty Carter, Michal Urbaniak with Ursula Dudziak, Teruo Nakamura and Super Friends, Mary J. Blige, Nancy Wilson, Brian McKnight, James “Blood” ...


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