Set against England's green and grisly landscape, enigmatic and attractive to some, depressing and nauseating to others, Bye-Bye Black Bird explores the lives of the outsiders seeking to forge a new identity in an alien society.
Bye Bye Blackbird is a compelling and fresh approach to the story of Miles Davis, the man and the musician. Richard Stevenson writes like a true jazz fan, in poetic admiration for another artist, his imagination swelling with the music of jazz.
Eleven years old when his family joined the Anglo-Indian exodus, on the eve of India's independence, Peter Moss never felt at home in the postwar austerity of his "father's land", where he saw how far and how fast Britain was forsaking both her empire and her greatness. When he returned to his childhood haunts, more than thirty years later, he found his Anglo-India had disappeared, submerged beneath the waves of history.Bye-Bye Blackbird is more than a loving portrait of that lost world. It is also a wry but affectionate look at Britain, bracing herself for the implosion that would follow the "Big Bang" of her imperial expansion, when the fall-out would come hurtling back to the epicentre and change the very nature of what it meant to be British. His explorations brought him into contact with a vivid spectrum of characters as diverse as a First World War pilot who duelled with the Red Baron's successor above the trenches of the Western Front, a sadistic sergeant who loved to be lampooned in caricature, a redoubtable landlady who wouldn't allow a Kikuyu bishop in her boarding house, Field Marshall Montgomery, Sir Winston Churchill and a mad Irishman who drove him back to India in a battered overland bus.
In Bye Bye Blackbird, Doreen Stock explores the last days of her 93-year-old mother, Annetta Winnick. In this theme-based (rather than chronological) suite of poems, we move in mythic time and through the moments of loss and conveyance that characterized this woman's journey toward the end of her life-always against the background of the mother-daughter relationship. --------------- "Doreen Stock leads us through a dark tempest where navigating a torrent of family matters, she witnesses with vivid imagery and an unflinching eye, the final strains of a mother who's lived a long, exuberant life." -Michael D. Amitin, Parisian musician, International Beat Poet Laureate, 2020-2021 "A medley revealing with compassion, humor and musical remembrances the loving relationship between a daughter and her mother, in life and death." -Jack Hirschman, American poet & activist "You will keep this book on your shelf as a reminder of what matters, and you will want to come back to it again and again." -Julie Fingersh, freelance journalist and writer, The New York Times and O: The Oprah Magazine
Sev Carew's gypsy grandmother has predicted that he will meet the gentle, beautiful Eve Nevill. It is in Taunton that Eve first sees Sev, a soldier in uniform, and after being posted to India he is haunted by her memory and vows to return one day. The author also wrote Larksleve and Blanche .
Simply Standards is a collection of the most popular songs by the greatest songwriters. These have been carefully selected and arranged by Mike Springer for Easy Piano, making many famous tunes accessible to pianists of all ages. Phrase markings, articulations, fingering and dynamics have been included to aid with interpretation, and a large print size makes the notation easy to read. Titles: * Ain't Misbehavin' * Anything Goes * Bye Bye Blackbird * Cry Me a River * Dream a Little Dream of Me * Embraceable You * Forty-Second Street * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * It Had to Be You * I've Got the World on a String * Moonlight in Vermont * Moonlight Serenade * My Funny Valentine * Night and Day * Over the Rainbow * The Second Time Around * Someone to Watch Over Me * Star Dust * Stormy Weather * Summertime * They Can't Take That Away from Me * When I Fall In Love.
Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, the idea of her father's immigration, and also by the loss of her Pakistani father. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets Jules Supervielle and Saint-John Perse, and poems 'after' the paintings of the Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist Remedios Varo. Blackbird, Bye Bye is Moniza Alvi's first new poetry book since her T.S. Eliot Prize-shortlisted collection At the Time of Partition, published in 2013.
(Jazz Transcriptions). 52 works transcribed exactly from the recorded solos of John Coltrane, including: Blue Train (Blue Trane) * Countdown * Cousin Mary * Giant Steps * Impressions * Lazy Bird * Lush Life * Mr. P.C. * Moment's Notice * My Favorite Things * Naima (Niema) * Syeeda's Song Flute * and more.
This book shows how recent work in cognitive science, especially that developed by cognitive linguists and cognitive psychologists, can be used to explain how we understand music. The book focuses on three cognitive processes--categorization, cross-domain mapping, and the use of conceptual models--and explores the part these play in theories of musical organization. The first part of the book provides a detailed overview of the relevant work in cognitive science, framed around specific musical examples. The second part brings this perspective to bear on a number of issues with which music scholarship has often been occupied, including the emergence of musical syntax and its relationship to musical semiosis, the problem of musical ontology, the relationship between words and music in songs, and conceptions of musical form and musical hierarchy. The book will be of interest to music theorists, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists, as well as those with a professional or avocational interest in the application of work in cognitive science to humanistic principles.
(Fake Book). Another excellent selection of songs compiled into one convenient fake book! Recently revised to include 435 new songs for a total of 1075 songs! Features: Guitar chord frames * Plastic-comb binding * Index by musical category big band, Broadway, Christmas/inspirational, college, country, Hawaiian/Polynesian, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80's and '90s, singalongs/special request & novelty tunes, standards, blues/Dixieland/jazz, Latin rhythms, polkas, and songs in 3/4 time. Song highlights include: All My Loving * American Pie * And I Love You So * At the Hop * Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) * Barbara Ann * The Birth of the Blues * Bohemian Rhapsody * Born Free * The Boy From New York City * Cabaret * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle in the Wind * Chariots of Fire * Colors of the Wind * Crazy * Crocodile Rock * Do You Know the Way to San Jose * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Dust in the Wind * Fever * Fire and Rain * (Meet) the Flintstones * Forrest Gump - Main Title (Feather Theme) * Free Bird * From a Distance * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) * Hello, Dolly! * Hey Jude * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I Left My Heart in San Francisco * I Mean You * I Write the Songs * If I Were a Bell * Imagine * Kansas City * The Keeper of the Stars * King of the Road * Longer * The Man That Got Away * Me and Bobby McGee * Michelle * Mickey Mouse March * Misty * More (Ti Guardero' Nel Cuore) * Peggy Sue * The Power of Love * The Rainbow Connection * Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head * Route 66 * Ruby Baby * Sentimental Journey * Somebody * Somewhere in Time * Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme) * Song Sung Blue * Spanish Eyes * Spinning Wheel * Star Dust * Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) * Take Five * Take the A Train * Unchained Melody * Wave * The Way We Were * We Are the Champions * We Will Rock You * What a Wonderful World * What the World Needs Now Is Love * Wooly Bully * Y.M.C.A. * You Don't Bring Me Flowers * You're So Vain * You've Got a Friend * Your Song * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and hundreds more. Editions also available in C and B-flat.
Each collection contains 11 songs arranged for the instrumentalist wanting to play in a jazz style -- without the need to learn to improvise. All of the books are compatible, with only minimal changes in the "variation" section to accommodate the ranges and unique characteristics of the instruments. The immortal and memorable motion picture titles are: Sweet Georgia Brown * Over the Rainbow * A Day in the Life of a Fool * Bye, Bye, Blackbird * As Time Goes By * Days of Wine and Roses * Emily * The Way You Look Tonight * Misty * On Green Dolphin Street * Almost Like Being in Love.