A music journalist offers a lively history of modern jazz through its formative and most vital decades—from Charlie Parker to John Coltrane. In Giant Steps, Kenny Mathieson examines the most important figures in the creation of modern jazz, detailing the emergence and evolution of bebop through the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis. Using this as its starting point, Mathieson then delves into the developments of jazz composition, modal jazz and free jazz. The music of the great masters is examined in detail and will provide both a fine introduction for the large audience newly attracted to the music but unsure of their direction through it, as well as an entertaining and informative read for those with a more substantial background.
WHAT GOOD IS INSPIRATION IF IT'S NOT BACKED UP BY ACTION? Based on the finest tools, techniques, principles, and strategies offered in Awaken the Giant Within,best-selling author and peak performance consultant Anthony Robbins offers daily inspirations and small actions -- exercises -- that will compel you to take giant steps forward in the quality of your life. From the simple power of decision-making to the more specific tools that can redefine the quality of your relationships, finances, health, and emotions, Robbins shows you how to get maximum results with a minimum investment of time.
A Six Stringer's Guide to Mastering Coltrane's Epic
Author: Wolf Marshall
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Educational). In Giant Steps for Guitar , Wolf Marshall takes an in-depth look at the Coltrane classic from a guitarist's point of view. Topics covered include a comprehensive harmonic analysis and informative history of "Giant Steps," melodic patterns in linear and positional form, rhythmic patterns and variations, ii-V and turnaround ideas, chordal studies, model solos, and much more. The accompanying CD includes audio demonstrations of most figures as well as accompanying tracks in various tempos over which to practice.
The Remarkable Story of the Goliath Expedition: From Punta Arenas to Russia
Author: Karl Bushby
Publisher: Hachette UK
In Punta Arenas, Chile, in November 1998, Karl Bushby set out on one of the most remarkable journeys of modern times. His plan is as simple as it is extraordinary: to walk up the Americas, across the Bering Strait, through Asia, Russia and Europe, back through the Channel Tunnel and returning to Britain in 2011. It is a journey of remarkable endurance -- 20 miles a day, 3,000 miles a year, 36,000 miles in total. By the time Karl returns, he will have crossed four continents, twenty-five countries, a frozen sea, six deserts and seven mountain ranges. But more than that, unlike other similar expeditions, Karl is attempting it single-handed: no huge support teams, no large sponsorship deals, this is the inspiring true story of a man facing remarkable odds -- and winning.
(Artist Books). This is the matching folio to one of the most influential jazz albums of all time with Coltrane's solos transcribed note for note. Includes: Countdown * Cousin Mary * Giant Steps * Mr. P.C. * Naima (Niema) * Spiral * Syeeda's Song Flute.
In this book, the legendary Joe Diorio takes you through John Coltrane's classic (and very challenging) improvisation vehicle "Giant Steps." This in-depth study includes 17 single-note solos, II-V patterns, substitution principles for both comping and soloing, and eight complete chord-melody solos utilizing a variety of harmonization techniques.
You may be surprised at the tricky music a box, a snowflake, some raindrops, and a kitten can make. Right before your eyes. And on the pages of this book. There is someone backstage watching, encouraging our performers but keeping them under control. Why not listen along?
Barbara Compton's world is turned upside-down when her parents die during her twelfth summer. Faced by the prospect of having her older sister as a guardian, as well as the likelihood of losing her home, her friends and her dog, Barbara must take some giant steps into a new future.