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Product Overview

Short sessions on the lives, times and music of the great jazz legends.

  • Includes units on:
    Louis Armstrong
    James P. Johnson
    Duke Ellington
    Count Basie
    Benny Goodman
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Billie Holiday
    Charlie Parker
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Thelonius Monk
    Miles Davis
    Dave Brubeck
    Clifford Brown
    John Coltrane
    Bill Evans
    Charles Mingus
    Herbie Hancock

    Included audio CD contains examples of each legend's works
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Alfred Meet the Great Jazz Legends Book/CD

Meet the Great Jazz Legends introduces a new generation of music enthusiasts to 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched the world with their incredible talents. Dr. Ronald C. McCurdy's illuminating stories about the lives, times, and music of these great jazz musicians span the entire twentieth century—from early New Orleans Jazz through the Golden Age of Swing, plus the avant-garde and jazz fusion eras.

Meet the Great Jazz Legends includes units on Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, and Herbie Hancock. With the included CD, students can listen to examples of each legend's recordings in order to fully understand the beauty of jazz music.

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