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Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970

Overview
Works: 50 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 3,735 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Biography  Discographies  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  History  Sources  Catalogs  Blues (Music) 
Roles: Editor, Author, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: ML3561.J3, 780.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles Edward Smith
 
Most widely held works by Charles Edward Smith
Jazzmen by Frederic Ramsey( Book )

35 editions published between 1939 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz : new perspectives on the history of jazz by Nat Hentoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The names of Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy have become almost synonymous with jazz writing. Hentoff, editor of Jazz Review, writer for Downbeat, High Fidelity, New Yorker, and The Village Voice, and McCarthy, editor of Jazz Monthly, have raised Jazz beyond mere appreciation and discography to a subject which demands the rigorous application of musicological, sociological, and historical analysis. ln addition to their own contributions, the twelve articles they have commissioned by internationally noted critics and scholars provide almost revolutionary evidence of the emergence of Jazz as a serious art form."--Back cover
Music down home : an introduction to Negro folk music, U.S.A by Charles Edward Smith( )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Negro South known familiarly as "Down Home" an art form, music, has been the binding fabric of cultural identity, entering into every phase of life, not merely in terms of spiritual and secular but in terms of work and play, love and loneliness, good and bad, the world of waiting and the wall of color."
Milestones by Miles Davis( )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real jazz by Hugues Panassié( Book )

5 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Patriot plan by Charles Edward Smith( )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings by Wallace House and Kenneth Buckridge of American documents and speeches of the period 1620-1772
The jazz record book by Charles Edward Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz( Recording )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Asch recordings( )

in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of public health by William P Shepard( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1952 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The south by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra( Recording )

2 editions published between 1950 and 1958 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asch recordings, 1939-1945. American folk songs( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional blues by Brownie McGhee( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz record book by Charles Edward Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of classic jazz by Bill Grauer( Recording )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles tones by Miles Davis( Recording )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 and held by 28 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

4 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz record book by Charles Edward Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious memories ; Lavern Baker sings Bessie Smith by LaVern Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz record book by Charles Edward Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jazz : new perspectives on the history of jazz
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The real jazz
Alternative Names
Charles Edward Smith Amerikaans non-fictieschrijver (1904-1970)

Charles Edward Smith US-amerikanischer Jazz-Autor und -Kritiker

Charles Smith

Smith, Charles E.

Smith, Charles Edouard

Чарльз Эдвард Смит

تشارلز سميث كاتب غير روائي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

চার্লস এডওয়ার্ড স্মিথ

Languages
English (118)

French (3)