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eBook Jazz Changes ePub

by Martin Williams

  • ISBN: 019505847X
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Martin Williams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (January 9, 1992)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1708 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1765 kb
  • Other: lrf lit doc azw
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 144

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Martin Williams persisitently gets at essences, and that is why he has contributed so much to the very small body of authentic jazz criticism.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews. Even fellow jazz writers-even jazz musicians!-have gone on record stating that Martin Williams is a national treasure.

The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging tour of the changing jazz world

The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging tour of the changing jazz world

When Williams gets deeply into musical analysis, he can be somewhat dry, but his feeling for musical form makes his knottier passages worth reading.

by. Williams, Martin T. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archive of Contemporary Music. Music, Arts & Culture.

An evening with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Cafe. Jelly Roll Morton's recordings for the Library of Congress

An evening with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Cafe. An evening with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Cafe. Jelly Roll Morton's recordings for the Library of Congress. Langston Hughes reading poetry to the sound of jazz. The tragic life of Billie Holiday. Over the years, Martin Williams has explored subjects both intimate and imposing, always with a sharp eye and prose as musical as his beloved jazz.

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Changes (aka Cavatina) is an album by John Williams issued on Fly Records in 1971. In 1979 Cube Records reissued the album under the title Cavatina". Like the CD with the same title (different artwork), this is simply the 1971 album "Changes" with the first and third tracks swapping places so that the title tracks are track 1. The cover art was designed and created by the famous British design studio Hipgnosis, and consists in a manipulated photo of Williams's left hand, shot by Aubrey Powell.

An evening with Thelonious Monk at the Five Spot Cafe. Jelly Roll Morton's recordings for the Library of Congress. Langston Hughes reading poetry to the sound of jazz. The tragic life of Billie Holiday. Over the years, Martin Williams has explored subjects both intimate and imposing, always with a sharp eye and prose as musical as his beloved jazz. In Jazz Changes, he brings together some of the finest pieces he has written over the last thirty years to take readers on an engaging personal tour of the changing jazz world. Jazz Changes is Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far-reaching discussions of musicians and their music. Here he offers an extended interview with Ross Russell about the famous Dial Record sessions with Charlie Parker that Russell initiated, his extensive notes for the reissue of the famous recording session conducted with Jelly Roll Morton at the Library of Congress in 1938, as well as profiles and comments on such performers as John Lewis, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, and Fats Waller. We read amusing parodies of how jazz critics in 1965 might have assessed the Beatles (he has one well-known critic saying that Paul McCartney "sings as if he half expected a shrewish mother to scold him for paying too much attention to the girls") and reflections on the Ellington era (Ellington "worked with [the orchestra] as the great playwrights have worked with their companies of actors...as the great European composers have worked for specific instrumentalists or singers"). He concludes with an eloquent plea for critics to pay attention to jazz history: "We all need to show that we are absolutely serious about this music as a contribution to world culture. And that means we must treat it in the same way that man has always treated a past he wants preserved and respected." And on every page, Williams's keen mind and gifted pen bring the music and the musicians to life. Praised as "perhaps the greatest living jazz critic" (Gunther Schuller) and "one of the most distinguished critics (of anything) this country has produced" (Gary Giddins, The Village Voice), Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for more than three decades. Building on the great success of his previous collections of jazz writings--The Jazz Tradition, Jazz Heritage, and Jazz in its Time--this book offers brilliant insights into today's changing jazz scene.