Use this guide to discover information sources about jazz performance and research topics. This evolving guide facilitates access to important resources, and provides samples of the types of materials available to members of the McGill community.
Endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and others, The Jazz Theory Book presents all the information any student of jazz needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced players, and written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz, it is used by universities around the world.
Detailed analysis of eight classic charts from the pens of Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico and Bob Brookmeyer: voicings, orchestration, textures, melodic construction, climaxes, chords, etc. Includes complete full score for each chart.
A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improvisor should be able to use this material alongside already familiar tonal ideas.
An analysis of jazz scores by important contemporary jazz composers. Includes discographies, form and harmonic analysis, waveform analysis, composer interviews, lead sheet reductions, and annotated full scores.
A primer in jazz theory, intended to prepare the student for the serious study of jazz improvisation, arrangement, and composition. The focus is on the harmonic language of jazz, especially the harmonic practices which coalesced in the bebop and post-bop periods of the 1940s and 1950s when bebop and standard tunes formed the core of the mainstream repertoire.