Rhythm Is My Beat

Rhythm Is My Beat

Author: Alfred Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442242470

Category: Music

Page: 376

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In Rhythm Is My Beat: Jazz Guitar Great Freddie Green and the Count Basie Sound, Alfred Green tells the story of his father, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, whose guitar work served as the pulse of the Count Basie Band. A quiet but key figure in big band jazz, Freddie Green took a distinct pride in his role as Basie’s rhythm guitarist, redefining the outer limits of acoustic rhythm guitar and morphing it into an art form. So distinct was Green’s style that it would eventually give birth to notations on guitar charts that read: “Play in the style of Freddie Green.” This American jazz icon, much like his inimitable sound, achieved stardom as a sideman, both in and out of Basie’s band. Green’s signature sound provided lift to soloists like Lester Young and vocalist Lil’ Jimmy Rushing, a reflection of Green’s sophisticated technique, that produced, in Green’s words, his “rhythm wave.” Billie Holiday, Ruby Braff, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Teddy Wilson, Ray Charles, Judy Carmichael, Joe Williams and other recording artists all benefited from the relentless fours of the man who came to be known as Mr. Rhythm. The mystique surrounding Freddie Green’s technique is illuminated through generous commentary by insightful interviews with other musicians, guitar professionals and scholars, all of whom offer their ideas on Freddie Green’s sound. Alfred Green throughout demystifies the man behind the legend. This work will interest jazz fans, students, and scholars; guitar enthusiasts and professionals; music historians and anyone interested not only in the history of jazz but of the African American experience in jazz.
Rhythm Is My Beat
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Alfred Green
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-06 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In Rhythm Is My Beat: Jazz Guitar Great Freddie Green and the Count Basie Sound, Alfred Green tells the story of his father, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, whose guitar work served as the pulse of the Count Basie Band. A quiet but key figure in big band jazz, Freddie Green
Hearing Things
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Angela Leighton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-01 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Lenn Millbower
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Music holds amazing power over us. While it permeates and gives rhythm to our lives, most of us take it for granted and rarely consider its impact and potential. Training with a Beat is a lively introduction to understanding that force, and applying it to training. This practical "how-to" guide
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Pages: 373
Authors: Jill Beck, Joseph Reiser
Categories: Performing Arts
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Language: en
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Categories: Indians of North America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1910 - Publisher:

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