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Robert R. Faulkner
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Do You Know-- ?: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

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Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, “Do you know ‘Body and Soul’?”—and from there the subtle craft of playing the jazz repertoire is tested in

Unknown Binding, 228 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published 2009)
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This fascinating book is actually a work of sociology, although you might also find it in the music section of your local academic library.

The authors, both semi-professional jazz musicians (Faulkner on trumpet, Becker on piano), set out to answer the question - how do musicians work out what to play together, when the may only play together as a group on one occasion?

Their research, both personal (making records of performances over a period of three years) and observational (interviewing about
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Everyone who plays jazz or listens to it live should read this.
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