"Do You Know...?": The Jazz Repertoire in Action

By Howard S. Becker, Robert R. Faulkner

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Every evening, someplace on the planet, 3 or 4 musicians will climb on level jointly. even if the gig is at a jazz membership, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the functionality by no means starts off with a word, yet with a query. The trumpet participant could flip to the bassist and ask, “Do you recognize ‘Body and Soul’?”—and from there the sophisticated craft of taking part in the jazz repertoire is confirmed in entrance of a dwell viewers. those usual musicians could by no means have performed together—they could by no means have met—so how do they easily wear a convey with no getting booed offstage.

In “Do you recognize . . . ?” Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker—both jazz musicians with many years of expertise performing—present the view from the bandstand, revealing the array of abilities useful for operating musicians to do their jobs. whereas studying songs from sheet track or through ear is helping, the jobbing musician’s lexicon is dauntingly significant: thousands of tunes from jazz classics and dad criteria to extra unique fare. because it is most unlikely for a person to memorize all of those songs, Faulkner and Becker exhibit that musicians jointly negotiate and improvise their option to a winning functionality. gamers needs to discover each one others’ components of craftsmanship, boost a capability to faux their means via strange territory, and reply to the unpredictable calls for in their audience—whether an unforeseen gang of polka lovers or a tipsy father of the bride with an imprecise favourite song.

“Do you recognize . . . ?” dishes out exciting tales and sharp insights drawn from the authors’ personal reports and observations in addition to interviews with a number musicians. Faulkner and Becker’s vibrant, special portrait of the musician at paintings holds invaluable classes for a person who has to imagine instant or less than a spotlight.

Show description

Preview of "Do You Know...?": The Jazz Repertoire in Action PDF

Similar Music books

Techniques of the Contemporary Composer

This article is a pragmatic consultant to the compositional thoughts, assets, and applied sciences to be had to composers this present day. each one bankruptcy lines the improvement of conventional and sleek parts that shape the basis of song within the past due 20th century. one of the matters mentioned are period exploration, serialism, pitch-class units, twelve-tone system, digital song, algorithmic composition, and indeterminacy.

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness

You could inform much approximately someone in a minute. when you select the perfect minute. listed below are 228 of them. sign up for Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he Makes girl Gaga cry, attempts to maintain MÖtley CrÜe out of penal complex & will get abducted by means of Courtney Love Shoots weapons with Ludacris, takes a experience with Neil younger & is going to church with Tom Cruise and his mom Spends the evening with Trent Reznor, reads the brain of Britney Spears & reveals faith with Stephen Colbert will get picked on by way of Led Zeppelin, threatened via the mafia & serenaded by way of Leonard Cohen alternatives up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop puppy & legal survival assistance from Rick James is going consuming with Bruce Springsteen, eating with Gwen Stefani & scorching tubbing with Marilyn Manson Talks glam with David Bowie, medications with Madonna, loss of life with Johnny money & intercourse with Chuck Berry will get molested through the Strokes, in hassle with Prince & in mattress with… you’ll discover who within and lots of, many extra awkward moments and unintended adventures with the world’s #1 stars in every body Love You while You’re lifeless.

Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

Recorded through his quartet in one consultation in 1964, A Love splendid is extensively thought of John Coltrane's magnum opus and one of many maximum jazz albums of all time. In past A Love perfect, Tony Whyton explores either the musical complexities of A Love excellent and the album's seminal significance in jazz heritage.

Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed

Intercourse, medicines, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches? when you are a song fan, you can be conscious of a few of music’s so much enduring mysteries. the place did Pearl Jam get their identify? Are the White Stripes comparable by means of blood or by means of marriage? Did Mama Cass relatively die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard near to each unusual query, racy rumor, and legend of the track international.

Extra info for "Do You Know...?": The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Show sample text content

Not just after they play, but additionally after they pay attention. avid gamers hearing recordings faucet their toes as they find the rhythmic pulse. They hum to set up the tonic word of what they pay attention. They look for the repetitions of melody or concord, which exhibit the constitution of the music. They examine what they listen virtually immediately, habitually, and for that reason can quick reproduce key components of the music after they need to. in the event you can’t fast and simply make such an research you could think, and should say, in the event you aren’t embarrassed to confess it, that you’re misplaced. Faulkner describes hearing a latest jazz team and finding it very unlikely to inform the place they have been in a regular music he understands good and may manage to orient himself to with no difficulty: i used to be at a live performance of the Monterey All Stars, with Terence Blanchard, Benny eco-friendly, James Moody, and a bass participant and percussionist. The first track they performed was once Dizzy’s “Bebop” at a medium pace. Moody took the first solo, very bop. Terence’s solo began bop yet then moved into the Miles-like, post-Miles of “Miles Smiles” and Wynton [Marsalis] encouraged. No challenge, i'll stick to it all. although, a couple of tunes later, the band did “Time after Time,” during which it used to be difficult to find a tonic or tonal middle and the chord alterations that Benny eco-friendly was once taking part in have been very a ways out. It was once challenging to find the place they have been within the tune’s chord constitution. It used to be appealing, to make certain, floating a great deal on best of the unique chord alterations. i assume this is often what they suggest through “re-harmonizing” a song. gamers who can’t find the solutions to those questions whereas they're fidgeting with others suffer—and cause—acute embarrassment and disorientation for themselves and others. In bankruptcy four, we defined David Grazian’s adventures whilst he stumbled on himself at the stand of a Chicago blues membership, in good over his head. Ingrid Monson (1996), in her research of the paintings rhythm sections do, supplies a close account of the way the pianist, bass participant, and drummer normally supply a lot of this data to the instrumentalists taking part in melodies and improvisations. She analyzes a specific recording, bar via bar, displaying how the rhythm part constructs 121 122 bankruptcy Six a heritage for a soloist’s improvisation, indicating pace, tonality, and position within the constitution. the significance of this paintings stands proud while one in all them, the bass participant, “gets misplaced. ” one way or the other getting six beats sooner than the pianist and drummer within the uncomplicated harmonic constitution of the blues the band is taking part in, he repeatedly performs “wrong” notes, that don’t sound “right” with the chords the others are utilizing because the foundation for his or her improvisation. while he ignores the tricks they many times supply him, they finally— to prevent the confusion of getting the band in locations within the tune on the related time—accept his thought of the place they're. Such occasions happen hardly ever, and useful avid gamers often find the traditional signposts to be all they should find their means during the musical panorama. functionality perform truly, it’s no longer so simple as now we have made it sound.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 7 votes