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Kansas City Jazz

Author : Frank Driggs
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Ranging from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker, this work aims to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz. It showcases the lives of the great musicians who made Kansas City swing, with profiles of jazz figures such as Mary Lou Williams, Big Joe Turner, and others.

Kansas City and All That s Jazz

Author : Kansas City Jazz Museum
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Queering Kansas City Jazz

Author : Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone
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The Jazz Age, a phenomenon that shaped American leisure culture in the early twentieth century, coincided with the growth of Kansas City, Missouri, from frontier town to metropolitan city. Though Kansas City’s music, culture, and stars are well covered, Queering Kansas City Jazz supplements the grand narrative of jazz history by including queer identities in the city’s history while framing the jazz-scene experience in terms of identity and space. Cabarets, gender impressionism clubs, and sites of sex tourism in Kansas City served as world-making spaces for those whose performance of identity transgressed hegemonic notions of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide a critical deconstruction of how the jazz scene offered a space for nonnormative gender practice and performance and acted as a site of contested identity and spatial territory. Few books examine the changing ideas about gender in the turn-of-the-century Great Plains, under the false assumption that people in middle-American places experienced cultural shifts only as an aftershock of events on the coasts. This approach overlooks the region’s contested territories, identities, and memories and fails to adequately explain the social and cultural disruptions experienced on the plains. Clifford-Napoleone rectifies this oversight and shows how Kansas City represents the complexity of the jazz scene in America as a microcosm of all the other people who made the culture, clubs, music, and cabarets of the age possible.

Kansas City Jazz Quarterly

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Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest

Author : Ross Russell
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From the twenties through the forties, Kansas City was the jazz city. Lester Young, Jack Teagarden, Count Basie, Ben Webster, Charlie Christian, Mary Lou Williams, and Charlie Parker are just a few of the jazz luminaries discussed in Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest, the essential account of the evolution of the Kansas City style from its ragtime roots to the birth of bebop. Book jacket.

Changing the Tune

Author : Carolyn Glenn Brewer
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Even though the potential passage of the Equal Rights Amendment had cracked glass ceilings across the country, in 1978 jazz remained a boys’ club. Two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, challenged that inequitable standard. With the support of jazz luminaries Marian McPartland and Leonard Feather, inaugural performances by Betty Carter, Mary Lou Williams, an unprecedented All-Star band of women, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s band, plus dozens of Kansas City musicians and volunteers, a casual conversation between two friends evolved into the annual Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival (WJF). But with success came controversy. Anxious to satisfy fans of all jazz styles, WJF alienated some purists. The inclusion of male sidemen brought on protests. The egos of established, seasoned players unexpectedly clashed with those of newcomers. Undaunted, Comer, Gregg, and WJF’s ensemble of supporters continued the cause for eight years. They fought for equality not with speeches but with swing, without protest signs but with bebop. For the first book about this groundbreaking festival, Carolyn Glenn Brewer interviewed dozens of people and dove deeply into the archives. This book is an important testament to the ability of two friends to emphatically prove jazz genderless, thereby changing the course of jazz history.

Goin to Kansas City

Author : Nathan W. Pearson
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"A big juicy wedge of jazz history. . . . Lots of wonderful stories." -- Los Angeles Daily News "Kansas City was a hub for Jazz bands that crisscrossed the country in the 1930s. . . . The interviews go beyond jazz into the infamous political machinery that made Kansas City a wide-open and corrupt town where jazz could flourish." -- Choice "A wealth of stories, a good measure of entertainment and a valuable stab at history -- not to mention some great pictures." -- The Kansas City Star

An Adult Coloring Book of 30 Funny Quotes for Kansas City Jazz Lovers

Author : Ruby Morgan
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Do you think spending hours coloring is only a childhood pastime? Think again! This adult coloring book features 30 coloring pages to color while the stress fades away. Each coloring page is single-sided for framing and bleed prevention. It contains one unique funny saying and a beautiful, relaxing mandala pattern that you can fill with your favorite colors and bring to life in vivid colors. You don't have to be an expert artist to color! If you're looking for an uplifting way to unwind after a stressful day at work, coloring will surely do the trick. Express your creativity without limits and stay entertained for hours. What are you waiting for? Enjoy hours of coloring, relax and let your creativity flow!

The Ultimate Kansas City Puzzle Book

Author : Mark Zieman
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Jazz Pedagogy

Author : J. Richard Dunscomb
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DVD provides over three hours of audio and video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques and teaching methods for jazz improvisation, improving the rhythm section, and Latin jazz styles.

Annual Review of Jazz Studies

Author : Edward Berger
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The Annual Review of Jazz Studies (ARJS) is a journal providing a forum for the ever expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to cultural interpretation. This 14th issue contains four articles that contravene accepted precepts of jazz orthodoxy: John Howland traces the connection between Duke Ellington's extended works and the 'symphonic jazz' model of the 1920s; Horace J. Maxile, Jr. takes an unfashionably broad perspective of Charles Mingus's 'Ecclusiastics'; Brian Priestley challenges the canonical depiction of Charlie Parker by exploring his ties to the popular music of his time; and John Wriggle presents an extensive examination of the life and work of arranger Chappie Willet.

Texan Jazz

Author : Dave Oliphant
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While Texans Jazz includes Anglo Texan and Latino Texan musicians, its great strength is its record of the historic contributions to jazz made by African-American Texans.

The Penguin Jazz Guide

Author : Brian Morton
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history of the music and with it the history of the twentieth century. He has completely revised his and Richard Cook's entries and reassessed each artist's entry for this book. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. 'It's the kind of book that you'll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later' Fortune 'Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides ... This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don't come close' Irish Times

Jazz For Dummies

Author : Dirk Sutro
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Jazz City

Author : Leroy Ostransky
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The Jazz Standards

Author : Ted Gioia
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The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.

The Language of Jazz

Author : Neil Powell
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The word "jazz" did not appear in print until around 1915 and was only grudgingly admitted into polite discourse.The Language of Jazzexplores the vocabulary that has grown up around it. It includes words unique to jazz (bebop, Dixieland, ragtime); ordinary words with specific jazz meanings (cool, jam, stride); musical terms adopted by jazz (bar, rhythm, swing); instruments associated with jazz (alto, clarinet, trombone); nicknames of outstanding musicians (Bird, Duke, Satchmo); place-names linked to movements in jazz (Chicago, Harlem, Storyville); record labels (Dial, Okeh, Savoy); and notable venues (Birdland, Cotton Club, Blue Note, Minton's). Neil Powell's book is for jazz lovers and provides for the unconverted, too, a witty, informative tour of the subject.

Kansas Biographical Dictionary

Author : Jan Onofrio
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Kansas Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Kansas. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.

City of Gabriels

Author : Dennis Owsley
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City of the Gabriels: The Jazz History of St. Louis by Dennis Owsley City of the Gabriels presents St. Louis's jazz history from 1895 to 1973. Highlighted with striking images from each era, this coffee-table book describes the lively world of jazz from the Mississippi riverboats to the smoke-filled clubs of Gaslight Square. The book explores talents and personalities like Tom Turpin, Frank Trumbauer, Singleton Palmer, Clark Terry, Jeanne Trevor, Willie Akins, Miles Davis, and countless others. Beginning with the ragtime era that helped jazz take root, the narrative, authored by St. Louis jazz DJ Dennis Owsley, combines first-person accounts with deft commentary. Stories from and about musicians, club owners, and aficionados abound, and Owsley places them in context. City of the Gabriels is a must for lovers of jazz. The book gives a needed insight into an enduring culture in St. Louis. It also serves as the companion to the eponymous exhibit opening September 21, 2006, at The Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis.

Jazz Research Papers

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