Through primary documents, jazz historian Lewis Porter introduces the major topics in the history of jazz. Interviews, articles, and other writings explore the key issues in jazz over the past hundred years, including the struggle to define 'jazz' and to locate its origins; race politics in the 1950s and 1960s; and the more recent debates over Traditionalism and Revivalism.
This book deals with the life and work of Jar Allah al-Zamakhshari (d. 538/144). The greater part of it, however, is devoted to an examination of his Qur'an commentary, al-Kashshaf. The book is divided into five chapters, supplemented by nine appendices. After a chapter on the author's life and writings (an annotated list of which is given in an appendix), there follow four chapters that focus on the Kashshaf itself. These deal with the history of the text, its structure and method, the traditions it contains and the sources the author relied on for it. Although both al-Zamakhshari's name and the title of his commentary are well known, very little is actually known about either the author or the work. This book presents a more complete and nuanced picture of each.
Original jazz solos designed to introduce students to the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic elements of jazz style. Book 1 contains eight solos at the late elementary level while Book 2 includes seven solos for the early intermediate level pianist.
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