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A Guide to the Repertoireav Ted Gioia466
An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, this second edition of Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standardsnow updated by popular demand belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.
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J Farrington, CHOICE Gioia brings his deep knowledge of jazz to bear when comparing how a wide variety of artists approached a given tune and does not shy away from voicing his opinions about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Dave Brubeck If you look up just one title in The Jazz Standards, before you realize it you will have spent an intriguing hour or two learning fascinating and new things about old songs that you have known most of your life.
Sonny Rollins Which is best: interpretation or song? In any case, jazz and standards are forever locked in loving embrace. A finely researched work.
Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal Mr. Gioia's is the first general-interest, wide-ranging and authoritative guide to the basic contemporary jazz canon.
The Atlantic Monthly In virtually every instance, Gioia delivers.
Toronto Globe and Mail One man's repertoire may be another man's B-list, but when the man is Ted Gioia, one tends to listen - in both senses. Gioia, among the most lauded of jazz writers, has chosen more than 250 songs. He tells the story behind each....Compulsively readable, and belongs on the shelves of every jazz lover, or jazz-lover wannabe.
Library Journal This book should be in the library of every gigging jazz musician and every serious jazz fan.
Gerald Early, Editor of Miles Davis and American Culture What a useful and informative book The Jazz Standards is! Explaining the jazz repertory in a way that is accessible for the jazz beginner yet stimulating for the aficionado, Ted Gioia shows once again why he is one the best jazz writers around today.
Dallas Morning News Warning: This book is addictive....Putting together a compendium like this must involve prodigious research and an encyclopaedic memory. Fortunately Gioia...wears his learning lightly and conveys it with wit and insight, and a minimum of musicological jargon.
Kansas City Star The book is wise, often funnyand it always accomplishes the highest mission of writing about music, which is to send you back to the music with wide-open ears.
Ted Gioia is a pianist, critic, scholar, historian and educator. He is author of 11 books, including The History of Jazz and Delta Blues-both honored by the New York Times on their list of 100 notable books of the year. His three books on the social history of music-Work Songs, Healing Songs, and Love Songs-have each been honored with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. Gioia holds degrees from Oxford University and Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and previously served on the faculty of Stanford University. Praised as one of the leading music historians of our day, Gioia is a preeminent guide to songs of the past, present, and future.
Acknowledgements Introduction After You've Gone Ain't Misbehavin' Airegin Alfie All Blues All of Me All of You All the Things You Are Almost Like Being in Love Alone Together Along Came Betty Angel Eyes April in Paris Autumn in New York Autumn Leaves Bags' Groove Basin Street Blues Beale Street Blues Bemsha Swing Billie's Bounce Birdland Blue Bossa Blue in Green Blue Monk Blue Moon Blue Skies Blues in the Night Bluesette Body and Soul But Beautiful But Not for Me Bye Bye Blackbird C Jam Blues Cantaloupe Island Caravan Chelsea Bridge Cherokee A Child is Born Come Rain or Come Shine Come Sunday Con Alma Confirmation Corcovado Cotton Tail Darn That Dream Days of Wine and Roses Desafinado Dinah Django Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans Dolphin Dance Donna Lee Don't Blame Me Don't Get Around Much Anymore East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) Easy Living Easy to Love Embraceable You Emily Epistrophy Everything Happens to Me Evidence Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Exactly Like You Falling in Love with Love Fascinating Rhythm Fly Me to the Moon A Foggy Day Footprints Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You? Georgia on My Mind Ghost of a Chance Giant Steps The Girl from Ipanema God Bless the Child Gone with the Wind Good Morning Heartache Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Groovin' High Have You Met Miss Jones? Here's That Rainy Day Honeysuckle Rose Hot House How Deep Is the Ocean? How High the Moon How Insensitive How Long Has This Been Going On? I Can't Get Started I Can't Give You Anything but Love I Cover the Waterfront I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Fall in Love Too Easily I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) I Got Rhythm I Hear a Rhapsody I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart I Love You I Mean You I Only Have Eyes for You I Remember Clifford I Should Care I Surrender, Dear I Thought about You I Want to Be Happy If I Should Lose You If You Could See Me Now I'll Remember April I'm in the Mood for Love Impressions In a Mellow Tone In a Sentimental Mood In Your Own Sweet Way Indiana Invitation It Could Happen to You It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) It Had to Be You It Might As Well Be Spring It Never Entered My Mind I've Found a New Baby The Jitterbug Waltz Joy Spring Just Friends Just One of Those Things Just You, Just Me King Porter Stomp Lady Bird The Lady is a Tramp Lament Laura Lester Leaps In Like Someone in Love Limehouse Blues Liza Lonely Woman Lotus Blossom Love for Sale Love is Here to Stay Lover Lover, Come Back to Me Lover Man Lullaby of Birdland Lush Life Mack the Knife Maiden Voyage The Man I Love Manha de Carnaval Mean to Me Meditation Memories of You Milestones Misterioso Misty Moanin' Moment's Notice Mood Indigo Moonlight in Vermont Moose the Mooche More Than You Know Muskrat Ramble My Favorite Things My Foolish Heart My Funny Valentine My Heart Stood Still My Old Flame My One and Only Love My Romance Naima Nardis Nature Boy The Nearness of You Nice Work If You Can Get It Night and Day Night in Tunisia Night Train Now's the Time Nuages Oh, Lady Be Good! Old Folks Oleo On a Clear Day On Green Dolphin Street On the Sunny Side of the Street Once I Loved One Note Samba One o'Clock Jump Ornithology Out of Nowhere Over the Rainbow Peace The Peacocks Pennies from Heaven Perdido Poinciana Polka Dots and Moonbeams Prelude to a Kiss Rhythm-a-ning 'Round Midnight Royal Garden Blues Ruby, My Dear St. James Infirmary Blues St. Louis Blues St. Thomas Satin Doll Scrapple from the Apple Secret Love The Shadow of Your Smile Skylark Smile Smoke Gets in Your Eyes So What Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise Solar Solitude Some of These Days Someday My Prince Will Come Someone to Watch Over Me Song for My Father The Song Is You Sophisticated Lady Soul Eyes Speak Low Spring Can Really Hang You