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Compendium of Resources for Teaching Traditional Jazz

TJEN believes the following materials to be available as described at the prices shown, but no guarantees are made, nor are any endorsements/recommendations implied. Prices do not include
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ARRANGEMENTS:

Collections:


Authentic Dixieland. 11 arrangements by Bill Howard, Leroy Holmes, and Dean Kincaide. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar/banjo, bass, drums. $7.95 per part ($11.95 for piano/conductor book). Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Dick Cary Dixieland Student Folio. 17 arrangements by Dick Cary. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano/guitar/banjo, bass, drums. $600 for complete set. Available from Dick Cary Music Co., 9828 Wornom Ave., Shadow Hills, CA 91040, tel (818)353-6595,  [home.pacbell.net/jnt2/dickcary/].

Dixieland Beat
. 11 arrangements by Zep Meisner. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums. $4.95-$5.95 per part ($12.95 for piano/conductor book).  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Dixieland Beat No. 1. 11 arrangements by Bill Howard. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums. $3 per part ($6.95 for piano part). Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Dixieland Combo Paks. Arrangements by Paul Severson. 18 packs of 4 arrangements each, including cassette. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar/banjo, piano, bass/tuba, drums. $40 each. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Exciting Dixieland. 12 arrangements by Dean Kincaide. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar/banjo, bass, drums. $6.95-$7.95 per part ($9.95 for piano/conductor book).  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

The Heart of Dixieland Combos. 11 arrangements by Steve Mashburn, Dean Kincaide, Jim Progris, and Robert Lowden. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums. $4.95 per part. Available from Hansen House, 1824 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139-9913.

Strictly Dixie. 12 arrangements by Will Schaefer. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar/banjo, piano, bass/tuba, drums. $4.95 per part ($6.95 for piano part). Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Triangle Jazz Band Charts. 50 arrangements by Eric Holroyd. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, drums. CD-ROM containing the complete set for all instruments in PDF format. $40US. Available from Eric Holroyd, 6 Coongra St., Busby, NSW 2168,
Australia, [members.optushome.com.au/eholroyd/tri_chartspage.html].

Individual arrangements:

Rusty Dedrick arrangements are available individually. Instrumentation is 3 horns and rhythm. 3 titles available (plus 2 others arranged by "Johnson") at $14 each from Kendor Music, Main and Grove Sts., P.O. Box 278, Delevan, NY 14042.

"Doc" DeHaven arrangements are available individually at $10 each. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, rhythm. 3 titles. Available from Etoile Music Inc., Shell Lake, WI 54871.

"Doc" Evans arrangements are available individually at $7 each (or 10 for $59.95). Instrumentation is trumpet (a few include 2nd trumpet), clarinet, trombone, piano, banjo, tuba, and, in many cases, drums. Over 150 titles. Available from Rampart St. Music Co., 6835 E. Kings Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85254, tel (480)348-3702, [www.docevans.com/Arrangement.htm].

Kit Johnson, John Bennett and Steve Matthes arrangements are available individually at $12 each, or in sets of 10 for $99.99 each. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, banjo, tuba. Nearly 300 titles. Available from Black Swan Classic Jazz Band, 7785 S.W. West Slope Dr., Portland, OR 97225, [www.bscjb.com/arrange.htm].

 

Chris McDonald arrangements ("Dixielnd Series") are vailable individually at $55 each, or three for $120.  39 titles.  Available from Green Hill Productions, tel (1-800)972-5900, [www.aardworks.com/greenhill.htm].

Red McLeod arrangements are published by Schmitt/Belwin as "Dixieland Series". 30 titles. Available from Columbia Pictures Publ., 16333 NW 54th Ave., Hialeah, FL 33014.

Douglas Smink arrangements are available individually at $10-15 each. Instrumentation is two trumpets, clarinet, trombone, piano, banjo/guitar, tuba/bass, drums. Approximately 50 titles. Available from Douglas Smink, 11228 Green Watch Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, tel (301)294-3504, [www.john-mcvey.com/DISmink].

Charlie Sonnanstine/Robin Wetterau arrangements are available individually at $10 each. Instrumentation is two trumpets, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano. 265 titles. Available from Merry Makers Record Co., 926 Beechwood Circle, Suisun City, CA 94585, tel (707)422-1224, [www.mainely-jazz.com/arrangements/GPJB-YDJBArr.txt].

Scott Sproxton arrangements (based on original recordings) are available individually online at $3.99 each. Instrumentation is two trumpets, clarinet, trombone, piano, banjo/guitar, bass, and drums. 62 titles. Available from Simply Early Jazz, [traditionaljazzcharts.vstore.ca].

Lu Watters arrangements are available individually or as a set (about 200 titles). Instrumentation is one or two trumpets, clarinet, trombone, piano, banjo, tuba (bass).
$5 each or $350 the set. Available from Ed Lawless, 1721 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122, tel (415)661-9893.

Jack Whitney arrangements are available individually at $10 each. Instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, rhythm. 3 titles. Available from Etoile Music Inc., Shell Lake, WI 54871.

Over 2,000 unpublished or out-of-print combo arrangements (mostly traditional jazz) are available at 20 cents/page from Howie Nielson, AFCDJS Sheet Music Archivist, 3140 Purer Rd., Escondido, CA 92029-7202, [www.dixielandjazzfestival.org/musarch.html].

Hundreds of published stock arrangements of the 20s/30s/40s for dance bands and combos are available from Jim Jones, 2747 Vista Mesa Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, tel (310)831-3372. Contact him for listings and prices (very inexpensive).

Arrangements/music sheets from the estates of the following traditional jazz figures are held in archives as noted:
Louis Armstrong--Louis Armstrong Archive, Queens College, Flushing, NY
Heinie Beau--University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Bob Crosby--University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Red Nichols--University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Original Dixieland Jazz Band--William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Piano arrangements:


The Best of "Jelly Roll" Morton
. Contains 20 tunes. $9.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

The Definitive Dixieland Collection. Contains 73 tunes arranged for piano/vocal/guitar. $29.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Dixieland--Easy Piano. Contains 24 tunes. $10.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Early Jazz Classics. Contains 7 tunes. $8.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Easy Dixie. Contains 15 tunes. $4.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

'Fats' Waller Piano Styles and Original Songs. Contains 12 tunes. $7.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

The Genius of Thomas "Fats" Waller. Contains 20 Waller arrangements. $10.95.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

 




TRANSCRIPTIONS:


Essential Jazz Editions Set #2: Louis Armstrong, 1926-1929
. Transcriptions of 5 classic recordings by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five/Savoy Ballroom Five. Instrumentation follows the original recordings. Published separately. Conductor's score $6; score and parts $25.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Louis Armstrong: A Jazz Master by Ronny Schiff. Transcriptions of 20 solos, with chord notations. $8.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Great Trumpet Solos of Louis Armstrong by Peter Ecklund. Transcriptions of 47 solos. $15.00. Available from Charles Colin Music, 315 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019, tel (212)581-1480.

The Louis Armstrong Collection. Transcriptions of 16 solos. $14.95.
Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O.
Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Louis Armstrong Plays Standards. Transcriptions of 16 solos. $14.95.
Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O.
Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

 

Louis Armstrong Hot Five transcriptions are available for downloading in Band-In-A-Box format at [www.themeister.co.uk/dixie/louis_armstrong_transcriptions.htm].

Great Cornet Solos of Bix Beiderbecke by Peter Ecklund. $9.95. Available from Charles Colin Music, 315 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019, tel (212)581-1480.

Sincerely Eubie Blake by Terry Waldo. Transcriptions of 9 solos. $8.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Southside Chicago Jazz Piano Solos by John Farrell. Transcriptions of 4 solos by Jimmy Blythe. $16. Available from John Farrell, 12 Juniper Close, Towcester, Northants NN12 6XP, England [homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm].

 

James P. Johnson's Recordings by John Farrell. Transcriptions of 3 solos. $16. Available from John Farrell, 12 Juniper Close, Towcester, Northants NN12 6XP, England [homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm].

Essential Jazz Editions Set #1: New Orleans Jazz, 1918-1927. Transcriptions of 5 classic recordings by Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers; Original Dixieland Jazz Band; and Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. Instrumentation follows the original recordings. Published separately. Conductor's score $6; score and parts $25.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton: The Collected Piano Music by James Dapogny. Transcriptions of 40 solos. $35. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Jelly Roll Morton: The Piano Rolls by Artis Wodehouse. Transcriptions of 6 piano roll solos. $12.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

 

The Lion of the Piano: 8 Piano Compositions by Willie "The Lion" Smith by Michael "Spike" Wilner.  Transcriptions of 8 solos.  $16.95.  Available from Changing Tones, 874 Broadway, Ste. 901, New York, NY 10003-1222, tel (1-800)673-3350, [www.changingtones.com/gerdsarz].

Thomas "Fats" Waller-The Great Solos 1929-1937 by Paul Posnak. Transcriptions of 16 solos. $19.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller: Performances in Transcription, 1927-1933 by Paul S. Machlin. Transcriptions of 17 solos with accompanying essays. $100. Available from A-R Editions, Inc., 8551 Research Way, Suite 180, Middleton, WI 53562, tel (800)736-0070, [www.areditions.com].

Jazz Piano Transcription by John Farrell. Transcriptions of 4 solos by Fats Waller, Cliff Jackson, and James P. Johnson. $16. Available from John Farrell, 12 Juniper Close, Towcester, Northants NN12 6XP, England [homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm].

More Hot Jazz Piano Solos by John Farrell. Transcriptions of 4 solos by Fats Waller, Ralph Sutton, Don Ewell, and Don Lambert. $16. Available from John Farrell, 12 Juniper Close, Towcester, Northants NN12 6XP, England [homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm].

Dick Wellstood Jazz Piano Solos by Ricardo Scivales. Transcriptions of 7 solos. $8.95. Available from Neil A. Kjos Music Co., 4380 Jutland Dr., San Diego, CA 92117.

EJMA Woodwinds - Transcriptions. Solos of Noone, Mezzrow, Bechet, Bailey, Arodin, Fazola, etc., transcribed by Michel Weber. Free on the Internet at [perso.club-internet.fr/chnani/ejma/ejrelev.html].

Jazz Trumpet Transcriptions from the Trumpet Kings of The Swing Era. Dozens of solos of Davison, Hackett, Armstrong, Braff, Cheatham, Cathcart, etc., transcribed by Jacques Gilbert. Free on the Internet at [trumpet.voici.org].

 

LEAD SHEETS/CHORD BOOKS:

Acme Pocket Trad. Contains 340 tunes, chords only. Pocket size. $35. Available from The Acme Co., 84 Wilton Park Rd., Shanklin, IW, PO37 7BY, England, tel 0800 083 3534.

The Buck Creek Book by Frank Mesich.  Contains 265 tunes.  Available in C and Bb versions.  $99.  Available from Frank Mesich, 707 Dominion Hill Dr., Cary, NC 27519-9325, tel (919)467-1251.

Charles Anderson Master Fakebook by Charles Anderson. Contains 9,339 traditional jazz and early pop tunes, including lyrics. $458.32 complete (unbound); sections also available separately. Available from Jim Jones, 2747 Vista Mesa Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, tel (310)831-3372, [www.andersonfakebook.com].

Chord Book One by Eric Holroyd. Contains 372 tunes, chords only (matches Lead Book One below). $30AUS. Available from Eric Holroyd, 6 Coongra St., Busby, NSW 2168, Australia, [members.optushome.com.au/eholroyd/esh_chordbooks.html].

Chord Book Two by Eric Holroyd. Contains 402 tunes, chords only (partially matches Lead Book Two below). $30AUS. Available from Eric Holroyd, 6 Coongra St., Busby, NSW 2168, Australia, [members.optushome.com.au/eholroyd/esh_chordbooks.html].

Codpiece Chords-30s-40s Sweet and Swing by David Littlefield. Contains over 400 tunes (including many played by traditional jazz groups), chords only. Pocket size. $33. Available from American Music Caravan, 6809 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012-1905, tel (202)723-9527, [americanmusiccaravan.com/books.html].

Contemporary Dixieland and Blues by Edward I. Metz. Contains 112 original tunes. Available from Edward I. Metz, 13 Lenape Dr., Montville, NJ 07045.

D-Cup Dixie Chords by David Littlefield. Contains over 400 tunes (traditional jazz tunes), chords only. Pocket size. $33. Available from American Music Caravan, 6809 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012-1905, tel (202)723-9527, [americanmusiccaravan.com/books.html].

Dixieland Fake Book - Vol. 1 by David Littlefield. Contains 275 tunes including lyrics. Available in C and Bb versions. $48. Available from American Music Caravan, 6809 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012-1905, tel (202)723-9527, [americanmusiccaravan.com/books.html].

 

Dixieland Fake Book – Vol. 2 by David Littlefield. Contains 191 tunes including lyrics. Available in C and Bb versions. $48. Available from American Music Caravan, 6809 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012-1905, tel (202)723-9527, [americanmusiccaravan.com/books.html].

Lead Book One by Eric Holroyd. Contains 372 tunes, melody only (matches Chord Book One above). For Bb instruments. $75AUS. Available from Eric Holroyd, 6 Coongra St., Busby, NSW 2168, Australia, [members.optushome.com.au/eholroyd/esh_chordbooks.html].

Lead Book Two by Eric Holroyd. Contains 159 tunes, melody only (partially matches Chord Book Two above). For Bb instruments. $35AUS. Available from Eric Holroyd, 6 Coongra St., Busby, NSW 2168, Australia, [members.optushome.com.au/eholroyd/esh_chordbooks.html].


Millennium Fakebook by Peter De Bruyn. Contains 126 tunes. Available in C and Bb versions. Available from Peter De Bruyn, Sr., Mechelsesteenweg 149, B-2500 Lier, Belgium, tel 00-32-3-480.03.28.

Old-Style Fakebook by Peter De Bruyn. Contains 520 tunes including lyrics, in two volumes. Available in C and Bb versions. $60. Available from Peter De Bruyn, Sr., Mechelsesteenweg 149, B-2500 Lier, Belgium, tel 00-32-3-480.03.28.

Ragtime & Early Jazz by Rob DuBoff. Contains 200 tunes. $22.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

The Winners. Contains 58 traditional jazz tunes by Australian composers, including lyrics. Available from Bill Haesler, 5 Lookes Ave., Balmain, NSW 2041, Australia.

Worlds Greatest Dixieland Fake Book. Contains 300 tunes. Available in C and Bb versions. $35 each or both for $60. Available from Mike de Dombal, 848 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough, Ontario M1K 2E7, Canada, tel (416)759-1973, [www.angelfire.com/on/dixiemusic].

Traditional jazz lead sheets are available for downloading in Band-In-A-Box format at [www.themeister.co.uk/dixie/band_in_a_box_songs.htm].

Traditional jazz lead sheets are also available at $2 each from Douglas Smink, 11228 Green Watch Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, tel (301)294-3504, [www.john-mcvey.com/DISmink]. 

PLAY-ALONG:

Alfred Solo Tracks: Dixieland by Michael Garson. Music and CD containing 10 tunes. Editions for trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano/banjo, bass/drums, C instruments, and Eb instruments. $17.95 each. Published by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Backup Trax: Early Jazz and Hot Tunes by Dix Bruce. Music and CD containing 14 tunes. Editions for C instruments, Bb instruments, and bass clef. Performed by members of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. $17.95 each. Available from Musix, P.O. Box 231005, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, tel (1-877)219-0441, [www.musixnow.com].

Backup Trax: Swing & Jazz Vol. 1 by Dix Bruce. Music and CD containing 12 tunes (often played by traditional jazz groups). Editions for C instruments, Bb instruments, Eb instruments, and bass clef.  $17.95 each. Available from Musix, P.O. Box 231005, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, tel (1-877)219-0441, [www.musixnow.com].

Backup Trax: Traditional Jazz and Dixieland by Dix Bruce. Music and CD containing 16 tunes. Editions for C instruments, Bb instruments, Eb instruments, and bass clef. Performed by members of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. $17.95 each. Available from Musix, P.O. Box 231005, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, tel (1-877)219-0441, [www.musixnow.com].

Chicago-Style Jam Session by Evan Christopher. Music and CD containing 8 tunes, including slow-tempo versions. Editions for trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, and trombone. $24.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

The Condon Gang: The Chicgo and New York Jazz Scene. Music and CD containing 9 tunes, including slow-tempo versions. Editions for trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, and drums. Performed by Hal Smith's Rhythmakers.  $24.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

Dixie and You Volume 1 by Don Van Palta. Chord sheets and CD containing 14 tunes. For banjo/guitar players. Performed by the Natural Gas Jazz Band. $39. Available from Don Van Palta, 1357 W. Calle Altamira, Green Valley, AZ 85614, tel (520)232-3843, [www.plectrumbanjolessons.com].

Dixie and You Volume 2 by Don Van Palta. Chord sheets and CD containing 17 tunes. For banjo/guitar players. Performed by the Natural Gas Jazz Band. $39. Available from Don Van Palta, 1357 W. Calle Altamira, Green Valley, AZ 85614, tel (520)232-3843, [www.plectrumbanjolessons.com].

Dixieland Jam: 15 Favorite Dixieland Songs. Music and CD containing 15 tunes. Editions for trumpet, clarinet, alto sax, flute, and trombone. $10.95 each. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

Early Jazz Standards (Jazz Play Along Vol. 24). Music and CD containing 10 tunes. $14.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

From Dixie to Swing. Music and CD containing 8 tunes. Instrumentation includes separate sax parts for alto or tenor. Performed by Dick Wellstood's All-Star Band.  $29.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

The Further Adventures of Bix Beiderbecke by Peter Ecklund.  Music and CD containing 10 tunes associated with Beiderbecke.  For trumpet/cornet players.  Performed by Peter Ecklund's Bixieland Band.  $24.98.  Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel
(1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

Getting It Together by Travelin' Light Jazz Duo. CD and instructional booklet. One-chord, two-chord and blues accompaniments played by guitar/banjo and tuba in various styles including traditional jazz and swing. Performed by Frank Vignola and Sam Pilafian.  $16.99.  Available from Summit Records Inc., Box 26850, Tempe, AZ 85285-6850, tel (1-800)808-4449, [www.summitrecords.com].

Improvising Traditional Jazz by Bill Clark.  Instruction book, music and two CDs.  CDs contain keyboard/drums playing 2- to 8-bar patterns for practice, plus full rhythm section accompaniments for 14 tunes.  Performed by members of the Queen City Jazz Band.  $40.  Available from HH Zeno Productions, P.O. Box 1273, Littleton, CO 80160, tel (1-800)266-7189.

The Isle of Orleans. Music and two CDs containing 10 tunes, including
slow-tempo versions. Editions for trumpet, clarinet,
trombone, and piano. Performed by Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-Stars.
$29.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd.,
Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

Jamey Aebersold Play-a-long Book & Recording Sets. Extensive series of recordings in CD or cassette formats, each with a book. The series includes Vol. 100, "St. Louis Blues: Dixieland Classics" (16 tunes), as well as several volumes that include swing or pop tunes that are commonly played by traditional jazz musicians. These include Vol. 39, "Swing, Swing, Swing"; Vol. 51, "Night and Day"; Vol. 71, "East of the Sun"; Vol. 79, "Avalon"; and Vol. 80, "Indiana". Prices vary from $14.90 to $19.95 for CD versions; cassette versions are $8.95. Available from Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc., P.O. Box 1244, New Albany, IN 47151-1244, tel (1-800)456-1388, [www.jazzbooks.com].

Jazz Player Magazine, Dec/Jan 1996. Lead sheets and CD containing 9 tunes. For Bb, C and Eb instruments. Performed by Chuck Stewart's Crackerjack Jazz Band. $10. Available from Dorn Publications Inc., P.O. Box 206, Medfield, MA 02052.

Keith Nichols Presents Vintage Jazz Play-Along by Keith Nichols. Chord sheets and 8 CDs, each containing 15 tunes. £ 15 per volume or £ 99 for the set. Available from Party Jazz, 26 Harold Rd., London E11 4QY, England, tel 020-8539-5229.

New Orleans Classics. Music and two CDs containing 10 tunes, including slow-tempo versions. Editions for trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass, and drums. Performed by Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-Stars. $29.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50
Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

SmartMusic Studio. Accompaniment software that provides jazz accompaniments including traditional jazz (using Alfred Solo Tracks: Dixieland). Follows the soloist's tempo changes. $99. Available from Coda Music Technology, 6210 Bury Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55346-1718, tel (1-888)874-2144, [codamusic.com].

Twenty Dixieland Classics. Music and two CDs containing 20 tunes. Instrumentation includes
separate sax parts for alto or tenor. Performed by Hal McKusick's Dixieland All Stars. $34.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

When Jazz Was Young. Music and CD containing 11 tunes. For trumpet/clarinet/tenor sax. Performed by the Bob Wilber All Stars. $29.98 each. Available from Music Minus One, 50 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523-1325, tel (1-800)669-7464, [www.musicminusone.com].

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:

Baby Dodds. CD containing drum solos and spoken instruction by Dodds, recorded in the 40s. American Music AMCD-17, $15.98. Available from American Music Records, 1206 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70118, tel (504)525-1776, [www.jazzology.com].

The Baby Dodds Drum Method by Vince Hickey and Richard Berkeley. Book and CD. Book contains exercises, analysis and history; CD contains tracks by Baby Dodds and recordings of the exercises by Vince Hickey. $50. Available from Richard Berkeley, 1473 Addison #8, Berkeley, CA 94702, tel (510)644-1949.

The Drums by Jo Jones.  Double-CD containing drum solos and spoken instruction by Jones, recorded in the 70s.  Jazz Odyssey JOCD03-2.  Published by Jazz Odyssey Records, 1 Rue des Planchettes, 15 100 - Saint-Flour, France, tel. 04 71 60 24 04.

The Blues, Boogie and Barrelhouse Piano Workbook by Aaron Blumenfeld. Exercises and instructional narrative. $19.95. Cassette of the exercises also available at $5.95. Available from Ekay Music, 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 10536. 

A Course in Basic Tenor Banjo by Phil Wilking. Book and cassette tape. Book contains 33 lessons with text, diagrams and music. Also available on CD-ROM. Either version $12.95. Available from Basic Tenor Banjo, P.O. Box 1225, Metairie, LA 70004-1225, [www.webdsi.com/philwilking/banjopag.htm].

Judy Carmichael's Introduction to Stride Piano by Judy Carmichael. Book and CD.  Contains 6 tunes plus exercises.  CD includes slow versions.  $16.95.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Learn Ragtime Piano by David Cohen. Music and 6 cassettes containing 10 tunes and spoken instruction. $49. Available from Homespun Tapes Ltd., Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498, tel (1-800)338-2737, [www.homespuntapes.com].

Learning Plectrum Banjo by Buddy Wachter. Videotape with music book. $29.95. Available from Homespun Video, Homespun Tapes Ltd., Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498, tel (1-800)338-2737, [www.homespuntapes.com].

Learning Tenor Banjo by Buddy Wachter. Videotape with music book. $29.95. Available from Homespun Video, Homespun Tapes Ltd., Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498, tel (1-800)338-2737, [www.homespuntapes.com].

New Orleans Drumming by Herlin Riley and Johnny Vidacovich. DVD containing demonstrations and performances. $29.95.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming by Herlin Riley and Johnny Vidacovich. Book and CD. Book contains instruction and transcribed drum patterns from the CD, plus articles about New Orleans drummers. $25.95.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.

Now You Can Play the Banjo by Don Van Palta. Book and videotape or DVD containing 9 tunes and instruction. For plectrum banjo. Program #1, Program #2 and Program #3 $65 each.  Available from Don Van Palta, 1357 W. Calle Altamira, Green Valley, AZ 85614, tel (520)232-3843, [www.plectrumbanjolessons.com].

Play Ragtime by Glenn Jenks. Book. $25. Available from Bonnie Banks Productions, P.O. Box 811, Camden, ME 04843.

Rhythmically Speaking: A History of Jazz From a Drummer's Perspective by Bernie Koenig.  DVD containing lecture/demonstrations, including segments on New Orleans, 1920s Chicago, and the swing era.  $24 Canadian.  Available from Verge Music Distribution, 87 Franklin St., Uxbridge, ON. L9P 1J5, Canada, tel (905)852-9745, [www.vergemusic.com].

Sources of Dixieland Jazz and A Guide to Dixieland Jazz by Tex Wyndham and the Rent Party Revellers. Three-CD set of performances and lectures. Available from Tex Wyndham, P.O. Box 831, 632 Hillendale Rd., Mendenhall, PA 19357, tel (610)388-6330.

Stride and Swing Piano by John Valerio. Book and CD containing 14 tunes and historical/instructional narrative. $17.95. Available from Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., 7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213, tel (414)774-3630, [www.halleonard.com].

A Traditional Approach to New Orleans Drumming by Stanton Moore.  DVD demonstrating "second-line" drumming, with historical background.  $29.95.  Available from Carl Fischer Music, 65 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012, tel (212)777-0900, [www.carlfischer.com].

The Ultimate Plectrum Banjo Player's Guide by David Frey and Susanne Sangiacomo. Two volumes of fingerings, techniques and exercises including 71 tunes. $75. Two-CD set containing melodies for all the songs, plus exercises, is also available at $16.99. Available from SLS & Co., 21471 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476, tel (707)996-2862, [www.ultimatebanjo.com].

You Can Play Stride Piano by Judy Carmichael. Book and CD. Book contains 6 tunes plus instruction and exercises; CD contains 13 tunes. $19.95.  Distributed by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 10003, Van Nuys, CA 91410-0003, tel (818)830-6252, [www.alfred.com]; order via music dealers.



MISC. PUBLICATIONS:

Advocating the Tradition
by Dave Robinson. Article from The Mississippi Rag, August 2003, suggesting methods of presenting and explaining traditional jazz to young people. Available free from the Traditional Jazz Educators Network at 5537 Belle Pond Dr., Centreville, VA 20120.

 

The American Rag. International monthly publication covering the traditional jazz scene. $25/yr from The American Rag, 20137 Skyline Ranch Dr., Apple Valley, CA 92308-5035, tel (760)247-5145, [www.americanrag.com].

Capital Focus Jazz Band Quotebook by Dave Robinson. A motivational collection of published quotes from Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis and other artists associated with contemporary jazz, about the continuing value of traditional jazz. Available free from the Traditional Jazz Educators Network at 5537 Belle Pond Dr., Centreville, VA 20120.

Combo Rehearsal Guidelines by Jamey Aebersold. Handbook addressing the problems of rehearsing a combo, with an emphasis on group improvisation. $5.95. Available from Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc., P.O. Box 1244, New Albany, IN 47151-1244, tel (1-800)456-1388, [www.jazzbooks.com].

How to Conduct a Jazz Education Program. Handbook describing how to initiate a variety of jazz education programs, including starting a student ensemble. $7.50. Available from American Federation of Jazz Societies, 1400 16th St. NW, Ste. 420, Washington, DC 20036, tel (202)939-1780, [www.afjs.org].

The Mississippi Rag. International monthly publication covering the traditional jazz scene. $3/issue or $24/yr from The Mississippi Rag, 9448 Lyndale Ave. So. #120, Bloomington, MN 55420, tel (952)885-9918, [www.mississippirag.com].

A Survey of Traditional Jazz Styles by Dave Robinson. Descriptions of the various styles of traditional jazz, with citations of recorded examples. Includes a working definition of "traditional jazz". Available free from the Traditional Jazz Educators Network at 5537 Belle Pond Dr., Centreville, VA 20120.

Texas Shout: How Dixieland Jazz Works by Tex Wyndham. Book presenting an overview of styles and the current scene. $22.45. Available from Light, Words and Music, 16710 16th Ave. NW, Shoreline, WA 98177, tel (206)546-1498.



RECORDINGS:

Labels specializing in traditional jazz include the following:

American Music [www.jazzology.com]
Arbors
[www.arborsjazz.com]
GHB [www.jazzology.com]
Good Time Jazz
Jazz Crusade
[www.jazzcrusade.com]
Jazzology [www.jazzology.com]
Merrymakers

Riverwalk [www.riverwalk.org]
Stomp Off [www.stompoffrecords.com]




TRADITIONAL JAZZ CAMPS:


AFCDJS Jazz Camp, 716 Armada Terrace, San Diego, CA 92106, tel (619)222-3115, [www.dixielandjazzfestival.org/adjazcmp.html].

Camp Heebie Jeebies, 1705 2nd St. E, Whitefish, MT 59937-8151, tel (406)862-3814.

Camp Hoagy, c/o The Lerner Box Office, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516, tel (574)529-1455, [www.camphoagy.com].

 

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee Jazz Camp, PO Box 13744, Sacramento CA 95853-3744, tel (916)927-5222.

New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp, PO Box 15851, New Orleans, LA 70175, tel (504)895-0037 *3, [www.neworleanstradjazzcamp.com].

STJS Trad Jazz Camp, PO Box 13744, Sacramento CA 95853-3744, tel (916)927-5222, [sacjazzcamp.org].

Welbourne Traditional Jazz Music & Dance Camp, Middleburg, VA, [www.welbournejazzcamp.com].

 

 




WEB SITES:


Traditional Jazz (Dixieland)

www.dixiejazz.com/dixie.html

Traditional Jazz - Features
www.Traditional-jazz.com/ind_home.htm

Ragtime Home Page
www.ragtimers.org/~ragtimers

Red Hot Jazz Archive
www.redhotjazz.com

Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
www.islandnet.com/~djml

Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival
www.sacjazz.org/youthfestival

West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Ragtime Piano Competition
www.westcoastragtime.com

Jazz Education Network
www.jazzednet.org

San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation
www.sftradjazz.org

Queen City Jazz Foundation
www.dmamusic.org/qcjfoundation

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
www.nps.gov/jazz

Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane U. 
www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/JazzHome.html

Louisiana State Museum New Orleans Jazz Collection
www.crt.state.la.us/crt/museum/collections/jazz.htm

Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers U. 
www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rulib/abtlib/danlib/jazz.htm

Chicago Jazz Archive
www.lib.uchicago.edu/h/chicagojazzarchive

Starr-Gennett Foundation
www.starrgennett.org

STJS Foundation
www.sacjazz.org/foundation

STJS Jazz Education
www.sacjazz.org/education.html

Riverwalk Jazz
www.riverwalk.org

 

The American Rag
www.americanrag.com

 

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