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Commentaries on jazz musicians and jazz songs : a history of Jazz in retrospect

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : E. Mellen Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Broadcasted on Public Radio from the late 1970s until 1992, "Jazz in Retrospect" was a weekly half-hour program that focused on one topic per show. Each program was a lesson with musical examples.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 9780773415287 0773415289
OCLC Number: 707842801
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxix, 607 pages, [5] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Charlie Parker's First Recordings --
2. Lester Young on Clarinet --
3. Coleman Hawkins and Bebop --
4. Billy Eckstine --
5. Repeats --
6. Dizzy Gillespie's First Solos --
7. Don Byas --
8. Six Versions of "Sweet Lorraine" --
9. White Bebop --
10. Ellington on the Air --
11. Basic Instrumentals and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross Vocals --
12. Woody Herman's First Three Herds --
13. The Evolution of a Song: "Love Me or Leave Me" --
14. Jazz Hits --
15. Off-Beat Vocals --
16. Woody Herman Smooths the Edges --
17. Tadd Dameron --
18. Jazz Women, Other than Pianists and Vocalists --
19. Charlie Parker before Camarillo --
20. Charlie Parker after Camarillo --
21. Variations on "I Got Rhythm" --
22. Mel Torme --
23. Quincy Jones --
24. Sonny Criss --
25. Milt Jackson --
26. Benny Goodman and Bebop --
27. The Modern Jazz Quartet Backing Others --
28. Charlie Parker's "The Hymn" --
29. John Hammond's From Spirituals to Swing --
30. Saxes and Strings --
31. Oscar Pettiford as Leader --
32. Little or No Accompaniment --
33. Repeats --
34. Jerry Newman Recordings --
35. Ira Sullivan --
36. Count Basic and Jimmy Rushing --
37. Oliver Nelson --
38. Charlie Parker Plays, Eddie Jefferson Sings --
39. Coleman Hawkins and Django Reinhardt --
40. Those Swinging States --
41. Unheard Coltrane --
42. Repeats --
43. "Sweet Georgia Brown" --
44. Sarah Vaughan --
45. Duke Rocks --
46. Hip Vocals --
47. Lester Young and "I Never Knew" --
48. Odd Combinations --
49. Jazz and Other Idioms --
50. Woody Herman Repeats --
51. Charlie Parker and the Bands --
52. Betty Carter --
53. Ben Webster --
54. Jazz Violins --
55. Dodo Marmarosa --
56. Basie on the Side --
57. American Federation of Musicians' Recording Ban --
58. "Blue and Sentimental" --
59. Dexter Gordon --
60. Pop Goes Jazz --
61. Different Instruments --
62. Bands for Bonds --
63. Charles Mingus --
64. Jazz at the Ballpark --
65. Narcissism --
66. Jazz and the Movies --
67. Kid Stuff --
68. Christmas --
69. Billie Holiday, Lester Young, and Buck Clayton --
70. Fats Navarro --
71. Billy Strayhom Compositions --
72. First Recordings --
73. Lucky Thompson --
74. Jazzing the Classics --
75. Repeats --
76. Last Recordings --
77. Art Farmer --
78. Sonny Rollins Plays, Jackie and Roy Sing --
79. Leader-less --
80. Newport, 1956 --
81. Repeats --
82. Diamonds in the Rough --
83. Bop Parisienne --
84. First Recordings --
85. Ella Fitzgerald and the Giants --
86. Sonny Rollins, November 1957 --
87. Initially Duke --
88. Newport, 1957 --
89. Mark Murphy --
90. Gil Evans --
91. Charlie Parker and "I Got Rhythm" --
92. Repeats --
93. Swedish Jazz --
94. Instrumentalists' Vocals --
95. Dinah Washington --
96. Coleman Hawkins, 1944 --
97. George Shearing --
98. Mulligan Meets --
99. Diz and Bird and Bud --
100. Jazz on Crown --
101. Bird Talks --
102. Pseudonyms --
103. Benny Carter and Ira Sullivan: Reeds and Brass --
104. Ray Charles --
105. Peter Gunn --
106. Lester Young, 24 February 1951 --
107. Jimmy Rushing and the Bands --
108. Obscure Dexter Gordon --
109. Repeats --
110. Earl Coleman --
111. The Jazztet --
112. Dubbed Recordings --
113. Basic's First Recordings as Leader --
114. Illinois Jacquet --
115. Ellington Plus Two --
116. Racial Protest --
117. Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young Together --
118. Mulligan Responds --
119. They All Do Ornette --
120. Late Billie Holiday --
121. Alternate Takes --
122. Ellington and Others --
123. Milt Jackson and the Giants --
124. Ten-Inch Recordings Not Released on Twelve-Inch --
125. Siblings of Famous Musicians --
126. Pseudonyms --
127. Musicians' Own Labels --
128. Basie's Vocalists --
129. Backward Titles --
130. Marian McPartland --
131. Remembering --
132. Odd Instruments --
133. Bird at Birdland --
134. For Billie --
135. Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo --
136. Early J. J. Johnson --
137. World War II --
138. Brubeck Plays Ellington --
139. First Recordings with New Labels --
140. Annie Ross (apart from Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross) --
141. Vital Organs --
142. Art Pepper on Tenor --
143. Contrasting Moods --
144. Jazz on Felsted --
145. Metronome All Stars --
146. Al Grey and Billy Mitchell --
147. Jimmy Giuffre --
148. One for the Company --
149. Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost --
150. Jazz Androgyny --
151. By the Numbers --
152. Miles Davis as a Sideman in the 1950s --
153. They All Play Piano --
154. Backward Titles --
155. Repeats --
156. Jazz by Any Other Name --
157. Jazz out West --
158. Like Father, Like Son --
159. Verve's Geography --
160. Jazz Goes to Church --
161. Dizzy Plays Gillespie, 1948 --
162. Jazz Hits --
163. Bud Powell's Last Recordings --
164. Missing Dawns --
165. One for the Club --
166. Charlie Parker and Claude Thornhill --
167. Compositions / Hefti --
168. Call and Response --
169. Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and His North American Friends --
170. Repeats --
171. Where's Sweet Georgia? --
172. Compositions / Pettiford --
173. Getzon the Side --
174. Nat Pierce for Basic --
175. Jazz at 16 --
176. Jazz Bach --
177. Leaders and Sidemen --
178. Live at the Village Vanguard --
179. Pseudonyms --
180. Medleys --
181. Duke Ellington, 1962 --
182. Hitting for the Cycle --
183. What Happened with the Lionel Hampton Band in Europe in 1953? --
184. Albums of Jazz Classics and Jazz Hits --
185. Vocalists with Count Basie in the 1960s --
186. Charlie Parker and Norman Granz --
187. Unlikely Tunes --
188. Desmond without Brubeck --
189. "I Got Rhythm" Chords --
190. Jazzing the Classics --
191. Miles Davis and Gil Evans --
192. Repeats --
193. Movie Stars --
194. Pre-Group --
195. Call and Response --
196. Women's Labels --
197. Television Themes --
198. Canadian Musicians --
199. Lester Young and Count Basie Reunited --
200. Different Names --
201. Dizzy Gillespie, January 1945 --
202. Two-Tune Ellington Medleys --
203. Clifford Brown as Sideman --
204. Monk Abroad --
205. Short Performances --
206. Many Saxes --
207. Vocalists Do Bird --
208. Repeats --
209. Unusual Interpretations --
210. Young Old Timers --
211. Labels' First Releases --
212. Bud Powell, 1953 --
213. Credit Where Credit Is Not Due --
214. Freddie Green without Basie --
215. Blind Dates --
216. Jazz Beatles --
217. Solo Performances --
218. Jon Hendricks (apart from Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross/Bavan) --
219. Pseudonyms --
220. Instrumentalists' Vocals --
221. One for Dizzy --
222. "Indiana" Chords --
223. Widespread Depression Orchestra and the Originals --
224. Obscure or Unidentified Labels --
225. Jazz Accordion --
226. One Tune Inspires Another --
227. Spousal Jazz --
228. Vocalisms by Chubby Jackson --
229. One-Composer Albums --
230. Astaire --
231. Jazz on the Corner --
232. The Return of Freddie Hubbard --
233. Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman on Plastic Alto --
234. Repeats --
235. Sonny Rollins, 1957 --
236. Kenton's Female Vocalists --
237. Piano-Guitar Duets --
238. Jazz Goes to Church --
239. Irene Higginbotham Compositions --
240. Moderns Play Old-Time Tunes --
241. Dizzy Gillespie's First Date as Leader for Various Labels --
242. References to Earlier Sessions --
243. Many Trombones --
244. The Start of a Beautiful Friendship --
245. Wordless Vocals --
246. Pseudonyms --
247. One for Nica --
248. Supersax Plays Bird --
249. Miles and Rollins on Prestige --
250. Jazz Marches --
251. Short LPs --
252. Repeats --
253. Other Instruments --
254. New Pianists --
255. Name Changes --
256. Bass Leaders --
257. Cannonball on the Side --
258. "Sweet Georgia Brown" Chords --
259. Jay McShann on Sackville --
260. For Deceased Musicians --
261. Novel Titles --
262. V-Discs --
263. Women Instrumentalists --
264. Jazz Celeste --
265. All-Ellington Albums --
266. "How High the Moon" Chords --
267. Earl Hines Backing Vocalists --
268. The First Prestige Releases --
269. One for the DJ --
270. Same Session, Different Leaders --
271. Dave Lambert (apart from Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross/Bavan) --
272. Horace Silver as Blue Note Sideman --
273. Siblings --
274. Jazz Animals --
275. Instrumentalists' Vocals --
276. Jazzing the Classics --
277. Tenor-Piano Duets --
278. Gigi Gryce Compositions --
279. Same Tune, Different Title --
280. Jazz on the Rails --
281. Major Tenor Saxophonists Play Soprano --
282. Harry Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis --
283. Prestige All Stars --
284. Dynamite --
285. Tunes Associated with Glenn Miller --
286. Harp Jazz --
287. Buddy Rich with Small Groups --
288. Musicians' Blues --
289. Pianists with Prez and Bird --
290. Pee Wee Russell Plays Modern --
291. Piano by Nonpianists --
292. Vocalists Sing Their Own Compositions --
293. Charlie Rouse --
294. Solo Pianists Play Ellington --
295. Repeats --
296. Vocalists with Duke and Count --
297. First Recordings --
298. Leonard Feather Compositions --
299. Bob Andrews Recordings --
300. Earl Hines and Budd Johnson --
301. Baseball Jazz --
302. Bud Powell Compositions --
303. One for the Club --
304. Andre Previn --
305. Miles Davis and Friends Together for the First Time --
306. Marty Paich CD Only --
585. Johnny Coles --
586. Billy Strayhorn --
587. Karin Krog --
588. Burrell Plays Ellington --
589. Recent Terry Gibbs Releases --
590. Jubilee Broadcasts --
591. French Introductions --
592. Nonjazz Singers with Jazz Backing --
593. Freudian Jazz --
594. Ornette Coleman Originals with Titles Used by Others --
595. Rolf Ericson --
596. Sanctified Roland Kirk --
597. Rollins in the Studio with Brown and Roach --
598. Recycled Material --
599. Bob Thiele and Duke Ellington --
600. Jazz Accordion --
601. Charlie Parker, 1945 --
602. Spousal Jazz --
603. Tristano on Jazz Records --
604. Silver ǹ --
605. Basie on Organ --
606. Singing Pianists --
607. Connie Kay --
608. Monk Backing Vocalists --
609. Johnny Guarnieri and Sidney Catlett --
610. Chris Connor Sings Peggy Lee --
611. With Bird and Ornette --
612. Jimmy Rushing --
613. Christmas --
614. South Carolina Blues Singers --
615. Follow the Leader --
616. 1990 Necrology --
617. The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays Milt Jackson --
618. Moody by Four --
619. Gene Norman's Just Jazz
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin V ; with a foreword by Hazen Schumacher.

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