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Blumenthal, Bob

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Works: 34 works in 51 publications in 3 languages and 1,651 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Portraits  Pictorial works  Live sound recordings  Concert films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: M1366, 781.65
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Publications about Bob Blumenthal
Publications by Bob Blumenthal
Most widely held works by Bob Blumenthal
Milestones by Miles Davis( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 263 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
Jazz : photographs of the masters by Jacques Lowe( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music. Do you have a hard time differentiating between hard bop, bebop, and the blues' Need to Know'Jazz puts jazz in its musical and historical context, and gets you started with stories of famous artists and the best recordings to listen to. From the beginnings of jazz to the years of swing and satchmo, Bob Blumenthal introduces jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and looks at how they transformed the art form into the era of bebop, with new names such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. The broad variety of styles within jazz, from swing and ragtime to big bands and blues is complemented with listening suggestions, making this the ideal introductory guide for anyone eager to learn more about this unique art form
Jazz : an introduction to the history and legends behind America's music by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the history of American jazz, with profiles of legendary jazz musicians and jazz trivia
Saxophone colossus : a portrait of Sonny Rollins by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will celebrate his 80th birthday this fall, andSaxophone Colossuswill be published to mark this occasion and honor his incredibly prolific career. This intimate appreciation combines the images of John Abbott, who as Rollinss photographer of choice for the past 20 years has captured the saxophonist at home and at work, and the essays of Bob Blumenthal, a jazz critic who has chronicled Rollins and his art for nearly four decades. Sonny Rollins has been at the center of jazz and its evolution virtually from his birth
Inner urge by Joe Henderson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in No Linguistic Content and held by 93 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 67 libraries worldwide
Jazz; includes vocal selections
Stan Getz at the Shrine by Stan Getz( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in No Linguistic Content and held by 58 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
Compulsion by Andrew Hill( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in No Linguistic Content and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Judgment by Andrew Hill( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in No Linguistic Content and held by 32 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 16 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 Art Blakey( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 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
Jazz : the Smithsonian anthology ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This book traces the turning points in the history of jazz - the great American musical invention of the 20th century - through its legendary innovators and notable styles, from early ragtime to international modernism and every major movement in between.--From back cover
Read-alouds that influence young minds by Bob Blumenthal( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 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 Lou Donaldson sessions 1957-60 by Lou Donaldson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions by Hank Mobley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries 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 (27)
Swedish (1)
French (1)
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