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Blumenthal, Bob

Overview
Works: 30 works in 48 publications in 3 languages and 1,626 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Bop (Music)  Portraits  Pictorial works  Live sound recordings  Concert films  Bibliography  Filmed performances 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: M1366.D2,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bob Blumenthal
Publications by Bob Blumenthal
Most widely held works by Bob Blumenthal
Jazz : an introduction to the history and legends behind America's music by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 483 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the history of American jazz, with profiles of legendary jazz musicians and jazz trivia
'Round about midnight by Miles Davis( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 353 libraries worldwide
'Round midnight / Hanighen, C. Williams, T. Monk -- Ah-leu-cha / C. Parker -- All of you / Cole Porter -- Bye bye blackbird / M. Dixon, R. Henderson -- Tadd's delight / Dameron -- Dear old Stockholm / S. Getz
Milestones by Miles Davis( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 275 libraries worldwide
What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie" -- recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
Saxophone colossus : a portrait of Sonny Rollins by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Hamp the legendary Decca recordings of Lionel Hampton by Lionel Hampton( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Jazz; includes vocal selections
Inner urge by Joe Henderson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in No Linguistic Content and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Stan Getz at the Shrine by Stan Getz( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in No Linguistic Content and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Saxophonist Stan Getz is at his "coolest" on this 1954 live session from Los Angeles, California. Featuring a flexible but solid band, these 10 tracks show a lot of musical variety
Grand Slam live at the Regattabar, Cambridge, Massachuseetts by Jim Hall( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A parent/teacher guide to children's books on peace and tolerance : preschool-high school by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Directions by Miles Davis( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers live in France 1959 by Jazz Messengers( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Spectacle musical filmé à l'origine le 15 novembre 1959 au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
Cool, man : a swing through the world of jazz by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson sessions 1957-60 by Lou Donaldson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Live at the It Club complete by Thelonious Monk( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ultimate Dizzy Gillespie by Dizzy Gillespie( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Read-alouds that influence young minds by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This is a book for teachers. It contains 157 read-alouds. All of the books are award winners. Each book has a recommended grade level, annotation, and follow-up activities
The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions by Hank Mobley( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
String quartet #2 by Bob Blumenthal( score )
1 edition published in 1996 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
The Jazz Crusaders the Pacific Jazz quintet studio sessions by Jazz Crusaders( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The upper elementary reading hit list : a collection of twenty five book talks, book summaries, and essay evaluations by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A list of 25 fiction books with summaries
 
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Alternative Names
Bob Blumenthal American author and journalist
Bob Blumenthal Amerikaans auteur
Bob Blumenthal US-amerikanischer Jazz-Autor
Languages
English (26)
Swedish (1)
French (1)
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