Storie di Vecchi Pianisti Jazz
Cat. number: SM001/2020
The extraordinary musicians discussed in this book are Jelly Roll Morton, Fess Manetta, Eubie Blake, Luckey Roberts, James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Duke Ellington, Thomas “Fats” Waller, George Gershwin, Cliff Jackson , Donald “The Jersey Rocket” Lambert, Herman “Ivory” Chittison, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Bob Zurke, Nat “King” Cole, Peck Kelley, Johnny Guarnieri, Thelonious Monk and Dick Wellstood.
Legendary pianists and composers, heroes of other times who marked an era and forged the foundations of jazz and music today, and are now legend.
Rich of anecdotes, this collection of writings tells their fascinating human and artistic life, and analyzes their music closely also thanks to 142 musical examples, transcribed from their most important and representative works.
In addition to an overview of the evolution of “Spanish tinge” and Latin Jazz from its beginnings to the fabulous mambos of Mario Bauzá, we find here also an in-depth study (with practical applications) on the most typical polyrhythmic modules used in Afro-Cuban piano improvisation and Latin Jazz, taken from the work of two of his famous masters such as Charlie and Eddie Palmieri.
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