By Ted Gioia
The Jazz Standards, a entire advisor to an important jazz compositions, is a distinct source, a browser's spouse, and a useful creation to the paintings shape. This crucial e-book for song fans tells the tale of greater than 250 key jazz songs, and features a listening advisor to greater than 2,000 recordings.
Many books suggest jazz CDs or speak about musicians and kinds, yet this can be the 1st to inform the tale of the songs themselves. The fan who desires to comprehend extra a few jazz tune heard on the membership or at the radio will locate this e-book fundamental. Musicians who play those songs evening after evening now have a convenient advisor, outlining their heritage and importance and telling how they've been played by means of assorted generations of jazz artists. scholars studying approximately jazz criteria now have a whole reference paintings for all of those cornerstones of the repertoire.
Author Ted Gioia, whose physique of labor comprises the award-winning The historical past of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the best consultant to steer readers in the course of the classics of the style. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has played those songs for many years. As a track historian and critic, he has won a name as a number one professional on jazz. right here he attracts on his deep adventure with this tune in developing the last word paintings at the subject.
An advent for brand new lovers, an invaluable instruction manual for jazz lovers and performers, and a massive reference for college students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs at the shelf of each critical jazz lover or musician.
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C. Handy W. C. Handy had visited Beale Avenue—the popularity of his song eventually spurred the change to the name Beale Street—during his youth, and later established his Pace & Handy Music Co. there in 1913. Sad to say, the very success of songs such as “Beale Street Blues” put an end to his Memphis residency, fueling Handy’s ambition to move his business to New York, which he did in 1918. The thoroughfare itself has changed markedly since the composer published “Beale Street Blues” back in 1917, but unlike so many other former centers of African-American entertainment, this street still boasts a vibrant nightlife.
His 1955 recording reached the top of the Billboard chart, a rare piano instrumental hit during the early days of rock-and-roll. ” I would prefer to say that jazz musicians paid little attention to such kitschy precedents, but the popularity of this tune in the jazz world increased in the aftermath of these successes. And when one hears Erroll Garner’s ﬂorid intro to his version from his famous Concert by the Sea recording from late 1955, it is hard not to be reminded of Roger Williams’s recording, which was released around the same time as this now seminal jazz performance.
2, live at Music Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts, September 3, 1958 Modern Jazz Quartet, from The Last Concert, live at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, November 25, 1974 Gary Burton, from For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal, New York and Boston, May–June 2000 Ron Carter, from Dear Miles, New York, February 2006 Basin Street Blues 29 Basin Street Blues Composed by Spencer Williams When this song was published in 1926, tourists would have been unable to ﬁnd Basin Street on a map of New Orleans. That thoroughfare in the French Quarter had been renamed North Saratoga after the Secretary of the Navy shut down the Storyville red light district in 1917.