Meet the Great Jazz Legends Short Sessions on the Lives, Times, Music of the Great Jazz Legends By Ronald McCurdy Deluxe Set: book, reproducible activity sheets and CD 72 pages (Teacher book) Tells the stories of 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched our lives with their incredible music. These 17 units are designed to give students an appreciation and understanding of the jazz legends whose music they play and listen to. Each unit has includes a picture of the jazz legend, fact box, suggested listening selections, the story of the legend's life, a study of his/ her music with insight about the time or place the jazz legend lived, and a question and answer page for review in the form of a game or puzzle. Each unit is designed to be complete in a 20-30 minute session that can be modified to fit any teaching situation. The featured jazz artists span the entire 20th century, from Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock. The included copy-permissible activity sheets have a composer profile, picture of legend, and a word search, crossword, or word scramble that uses fill-in-the-blank fact sentences for clues.
CONTENTS: The Story of Louis Armstrong, New Orleans- The Birthplace of Jazz, Armstrong Word Search The Story of James P. Johnson, Stride Piano- The Harlem Stride School, Johnson PuzzlerThe Story of Duke Ellington, The Cotton Club- A Great Spot in Harlem, Ellington ScrambleThe Story of Count Basie, Kansas City Jazz Style- Riffs & Rough Livin', Basie CrosswordThe Story of Benny Goodman, The Swing Era- Singing/ Dancing/ Escaping, Goodman CrosswordThe Story of Ella Fitzgerald, The Apollo Theater- Pride & Promise, Fitzgerald ScrambleThe Story of Billie Holiday, Jazz Ballads- Deeply Personal Interpretations, Holiday True or FalseThe Story of Charlie Parker, The Bebop Era- Pushing the Envelope, Parker Word SearchThe Story of Dizzie Gillespie, Minton's Playhouse- The House of Bebop, Gillespie ScrambleThe Story of Thelonius Monk, The Civil Rights Movement- Its Effect on Music in the United States, Monk ScrambleThe Story of Miles Davis, Cool Jazz- Subdued Expression, Davis ScrambleThe Story of Dave Brubeck, Odd & Mixed Meters- Jazz Expansion, Brubeck Word SearchThe Story of Clifford Brown, The Hard Bop Era- Searching in New Directions, Brown ScrambleThe Story of John Coltrane, Modal Jazz- Expansive Expression, Coltrane CrosswordThe Story of Bill Evans, Kind of Blue- A Modal Jazz Classic, Evans CrosswordThe Story of Charles Mingus, The Avant-Garde Era- Free Jazz, Mingus ScrambleThe Story of Herbie Hancock, Jazz Fusion- Blending Jazz & Rock, Hancock Word Search Characteristics of the Jazz ErasGlossary of Jazz Terms CD Contents:Ain't Misbehavin' Carpla Shout Harlem Air Shaft Playhouse No. 2 Stomp Slipped Disc How High the Moon Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) Now's the Time A Night in Tunisia Round Midnight Four Take Five Choose Now My Favorite Things Waltz for Debby Blue Moon