New Orleans Jazz Styles Complete (Book/Audio)
One of the really significant contributions of the 20th century to music-and a strictly American development-is the jazz idiom. Although authorities are not in complete agreement, many believe that this spontaneous movement had its origin in New Orleans, in the honky-tonk amusement section of the city, centered around Basin Street. From there, it spread northward up the Mississippi Valley to Memphis, St Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, and eastward to New York. During the past 50 years American jazz in its popular forms has captured the imagination of youth throughout the world, and it has enriched with new rhythms and harmonies much of the serious music of our time.
- William Gillock
Comes with audio and midi access.