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Jazz Guitar Ensembles, Levels 1&2 by
Call Number: OVERSIZE M178.B89 J39 2004x
Publication Date: 2004
These beginning to advanced jazz guitar ensembles are written for four and five guitars by some of the best guitar ensemble arrangers in the business. Arrangers include, Barry Greene, Dave Frackenpohl, Steve Schenkel, Andrian Ingram, and Chris Buzzelli. Not only are these fine performance pieces for ensembles, they are good material for sight-reading. These graded volumes follow Mel Bay's guitar grading system. Each chart in all three levels offers students the opportunity to improvise with rhythm guitar and, in some cases, background figures.
Original Compositions by
Call Number: OVERSIZE M128 .L68 2012x
Publication Date: 2012
Lionel Loueke's signature is one of limitless rhythmic invention. He has established a unique identity born of the synthesis between West African and Brazilian music within the modern jazz idiom. In his compositions, these influences fuse together, creating evocative African textures spliced with a guitar sound that channels the phrasing of a kora. When combined with his voice, Loueke's unique sound transports the listener even further. This book contains 21 original compositions and 5 solo transcriptions which give the reader insight into the compositional language of guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke.
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band by
Call Number: OVERSIZE M2.3.U6 R4 v.73
Publication Date: 2012
This edition consists of musical transcriptions of all eight recordings of Sam Morgan¿s Jazz Band, made in New Orleans in 1927. These are among the first recordings of black New Orleans jazz bands made in their home city and, as the band consisted of musicians who stayed on in New Orleans after the Great Exodus to Chicago and New York in the early 1920s, the recordings preserve a purer form of the collectively improvised ensemble of the earliest black jazz bands. The scores contained herein are the first complete transcriptions of this rare and distinctive music to appear in print.
Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller: Performances in Transcription, 1927-1943 by
Call Number: OVERSIZE M2.3.U6 R4 v.41
Publication Date: 2001
The 17 transcriptions in this volume reveal the compositional artistry and comic play of Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-43) - virtuoso jazz pianist, organist, singer, bandleader, parodist, comedian, and composer in the Harlem stride tradition. Using pairs of transcriptions of the same tune, this volume explores the creative process within Waller's improvisations by demonstrating the wide variety of gesture and idea captured at the moment of recording.
Take the "A" Train by
Call Number: OVERSIZE M1366.S76 T35 1993
Publication Date: 1993
"Music for jazz orchestra."
"As recorded by Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra on February 15, 1941 for Victor (27380); playing time 2:55."
Score includes biographical information about Billy Strayhorn by John Edward Hasse, and performance and editorial notes by Gunther Schuller.