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Meet the Great Jazz Legends

Short Sessions on the Lives, Times & Music of the Great Jazz Legends (Deluxe Classroom Kit)

By Ronald C. McCurdy

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Short Sessions on the Lives, Times & Music of the Great Jazz Legends (Deluxe Classroom Kit). Composed by Ronald C. McCurdy. Classroom/Pre-School; General Music and Classroom Publications; Homeschool Resources; Music History; Reproducible. Jazz. Book; CD;Other. 72 pages. Alfred Music #00-32180. Published by Alfred Music (AP.32180).

Item Number: AP.32180

ISBN 9780739059388. English.

Introduce a new generation of music enthusiasts to 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched the world with their incredible talents. Dr. McCurdy's illuminating stories about the lives, times, and music of these great jazz musicians span the entire 20th century, from early New Orleans Jazz through the Golden Age of Swing plus the avant-garde and jazz fusion eras. Includes units on Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, and Herbie Hancock. Now students can listen to examples of each legend's recordings to fully understand the beauty of jazz music! The enhanced CD contains listening tracks as well as a fully reproducible PDF of the entire book. Recommended for grades four and up.

  • UNIT 1: LOUIS ARMSTRONG 
  • The Story of Louis Armstrong 
  • New Orleans: The Birthplace of Jazz 
  • Armstrong Word Search 
  • UNIT 2: JAMES P. JOHNSON 
  • The Story of James P. Johnson 
  • Stride Piano: The Harlem Stride School 
  • Johnson Puzzler 
  • UNIT 3: DUKE ELLINGTON 
  • The Story of Duke Ellington 
  • The Cotton Club: A Great Spot in Harlem 
  • Ellington Scramble 
  • UNIT 4: COUNT BASIE 
  • The Story of Count Basie 
  • Kansas City Jazz Style: Riffs and Rough Livin' 
  • Basie Crossword 
  • UNIT 5: BENNY GOODMAN 
  • The Story of Benny Goodman 
  • The Swing Era: Singing, Dancing, Escaping 
  • Goodman Crossword 
  • UNIT 6: ELLA FITZGERALD 
  • The Story of Ella Fitzgerald 
  • The Apollo Theater: Pride and Promise 
  • Fitzgerald Scramble 
  • UNIT 7: BILLIE HOLIDAY 
  • The Story of Billie Holiday 
  • Jazz Ballads: Deeply Personal Interpretations 
  • Holiday True or False 
  • UNIT 8: CHARLIE PARKER 
  • The Story of Charlie Parker 
  • The Bebop Era: Pushing the Envelope 
  • Parker Word Search 
  • UNIT 9: DIZZY GILLESPIE 
  • The Story of Dizzy Gillespie 
  • Minton's Playhouse: The House of Bebop 
  • Gillespie Scramble 
  • UNIT 10: THELONIUS MONK 
  • The Story of Thelonious Monk 
  • The Civil Rights Movement: Its Effect on Music in the United States 
  • Monk Scramble 
  • UNIT 11: MILES DAVIS 
  • The Story of Miles Davis 
  • Cool Jazz: Subdued Exploration 
  • Davis Scramble 
  • UNIT 12: DAVE BRUBECK 
  • The Story of Dave Brubeck 
  • Odd and Mixed Meters: Jazz Expansion 
  • Brubeck Word Search 
  • UNIT 13: CLIFFORD BROWN 
  • The Story of Clifford Brown 
  • The Hard Bop Era: Searching in New Directions 
  • Brown Scramble 
  • UNIT 14: JOHN COLTRANE 
  • The Story of John Coltrane 
  • Modal Jazz: Expansive Expression 
  • Coltrane Crossword 
  • UNIT 15: BILL EVANS 
  • The Story of Bill Evans 
  • Kind of Blue: A Modal Jazz Classic 
  • Evans Crossword 
  • UNIT 16: CHARLES MINGUS 
  • The Story of Charles Mingus 
  • The Avant-Garde Era: Free Jazz 
  • Mingus Scramble 
  • UNIT 17: HERBIE HANCOCK 
  • The Story of Herbie Hancock 
  • Jazz Fusion: Blending Jazz and Rock 
  • Hancock Word Search 
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JAZZ ERAS 
  • GLOSSARY OF JAZZ TERMS 
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