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Pretty packaging inside and out Designed to feel like the phonographs of old I bought my copy used for penny and it arrived in pristine condition, signed by Paul Rogers with a quick illustration of a hand dropping a needle on a record This will look so nice along with the other ABC books in the Room 407 collection. They should make this children s book into a Read Along book with an accompanying CD it would be a pleasure to hear Marsalis perform his poems and maybe a little sample of the 26 jazz musicians covered too Very informative, even has biographical sketches at the end and notes on the poetic forms. This large format book sets itself a towering task and largely succeeds to perform a complicated improvisation between 1 Marsalis s poetic accounting for each jazz titan, A to Z, and using heavily the alphabet letter assigned to each musician, and 2 Paul Rogers accompanying illustrations Rogers illustrations shine Marsalis s poetry sometimes seems strained but still capably achieves his part of the project The book aims to also instruct, as jazz historian Phil Schapp contributes bio sket This large format book sets itself a towering task and largely succeeds to perform a complicated improvisation between 1 Marsalis s poetic accounting for each jazz titan, A to Z, and using heavily the alphabet letter assigned to each musician, and 2 Paul Rogers accompanying illustrations Rogers illustrations shine Marsalis s poetry sometimes seems strained but still capably achieves his part of the project The book aims to also instruct, as jazz historian Phil Schapp contributes bio sketches on each musician, and the appendices also include Notes on the Poetic Forms that Marsalis used for his verse The book package is exquisite, mirroring an old 78 rpm record And the titleJazz ABZis brilliant This book may be logged in the juvenile category, but it is a great resource for jazz, music, and poetry lovers, adult readers, and younger readers who have a larger capacity for music and history This was really good Surprisingly good There were 26 musicians in here, all African American, all Jazz musicians Each one was associated with a letter, and that letter became the theme for the poem as well as the subject, obviously There was a variety of poem styles, and each one was had an illustration to go with it The absolute best part was that each artist had a mini biography in the back, as well as a glossary, and an explanation on the different kinds of poems I might not have unde This was really good Surprisingly good There were 26 musicians in here, all African American, all Jazz musicians Each one was associated with a letter, and that letter became the theme for the poem as well as the subject, obviously There was a variety of poem styles, and each one was had an illustration to go with it The absolute best part was that each artist had a mini biography in the back, as well as a glossary, and an explanation on the different kinds of poems I might not have understood all of the references, but I still felt that this was highly accessible for people of all ages ( READ EBOOK ) ⚇ Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits ♊ In a swinging improvisation with poster artist Paul Rogers, Wynton Marsalis celebrates the spirit of twenty six stellar jazz performers, from Armstrong to Dizzy and showcases the same number of poetic formsA is for almighty Louis Armstrong, whose amazing artistry unfolds in an accumulative poem shaped like the letter he stands for As for sax master Sonny Rollins, whose robust style radiates roundness, could there be a better tribute than a poetic rondeau In an extraordinary feat, Pulitzer Prize winning jazz composer Wynton Marsalis harmonizes his love and knowledge of jazz s most celebrated artists with an astounding diversity of poetic forms from simple blues Count Basie to a complex pantoum Charlie Parker , from a tender sonnet Sarah Vaughan to a performance poem snapping the rhythms of Art Blakey to life Matching Wynton Marsalis s musical cadences note for note is the bold, poster style art of Paul Rogers, highlighted in two phenomenal foldout spreads The art s vibrant nostalgic feel is echoed in an exquisite design, with its size simulating an oldLP and its endpapers die cut to mimic a vintage record sleeve Complete with a discography and brief biographies of the featured musicians as well as notes on the various poetic forms, this is truly an incomparable gift book for older children learning about jazz, longtime jazz aficionados, lovers of poetry, and readers of all ages who appreciate the finest in book design Wow I was lucky enough to stumble across this gem in the SFPL and loved it I am so glad Paul Rogers came up with this book. By far the most interesting children s book I ve ever read, Jazz ABZ details 26 jazz greats from Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie The first portion of the book features a set of 26 poems, each based on a jazz great whose name corresponds to that letter of the alphabet However, each piece of poetry is written in a different style such as acrostic, haiku, or free verse A detailed notes section on each style of writing is featured in the back of the book, as well as a biographical snapshot of By far the most interesting children s book I ve ever read, Jazz ABZ details 26 jazz greats from Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie The first portion of the book features a set of 26 poems, each based on a jazz great whose name corresponds to that letter of the alphabet However, each piece of poetry is written in a different style such as acrostic, haiku, or free verse A detailed notes section on each style of writing is featured in the back of the book, as well as a biographical snapshot of each musician written by Bill Schaap, a curator of Jaz at Lincoln Center These two writers describe the artists in a way that reflects the personality and style of jazz itself light, soulful, and vibrant.The illustrations by Paul Rogers also fit the same bill, using ink and acrylics to make detailed designs through simple shapes with bold, heavily contrasted colors The artist portraits, along with the overall design of the book s visual elements mimic the style of art pieces and album art that would generally be associated with New Orleans, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles jazz scenes The title page and end pages also include unique designs and information, with a vinyl style front and a list of songs on record in the back with a set of handy reference numbers if you went looking for some great jazz music to listen to.This book does a wonderful job of honoring many of the people who made jazz what it is today, and features just as much care and characters as the greatest works of the artists honored within This is a poetry ABC book dedicated to all things jazz Okay, maybe not all things jazz But it s a start 26 jazz musicians 26 poetry forms Great potential, right The book starts off as well it should with Louis Armstrong and ends with Dizzy Gillespie In between we ve got artists like Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan The book is illustrated by Paul Rogers The poetic forms covered how many have yo This is a poetry ABC book dedicated to all things jazz Okay, maybe not all things jazz But it s a start 26 jazz musicians 26 poetry forms Great potential, right The book starts off as well it should with Louis Armstrong and ends with Dizzy Gillespie In between we ve got artists like Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan The book is illustrated by Paul Rogers The poetic forms covered how many have you heard of are accumulative, blues, list, word play, meter play, preached, limerick, substitution, performance, ode, insult, lyric, free verse, nursery rhyme, abstract, pantoum, acrostic, rondeau, beat poem, haiku, calligram, sonnet, prose, ballad, tanka, and skeltonic verse.I can see Jazz ABZ serving several purposes for jazz enthusiasts, for music appreciation, for poetry appreciation The last two especially might be something for teachers to consider A great crossover option as wellseeing how students could connect the music of these artists with the history and culture of the jazz ageand perhaps discuss how these poems succeed or fail for that matter to do the artists justice Would you be able to write a poem on a favorite musician Would you be able to do it in a structured way I know I couldn t do it But I m glad that Marsalis did Becky Laney of Becky s Book Reviews Do you love jazz Do Louis Armstrong, John Coltraine, and Duke Ellington fill your playlists If so, then you have to read Jazz ABZ by Wynton Marsalis It is a poetry anthology dedicated to all the jazz greats It s set up by alphabet and each letter represents a specific jazz great or a jazz element, i.e P Charlie Parker and Q Modern Jazz Quartet Every entry includes a poem list poem, limerick, ode, haiku, etc and an illustration Both the words and the art eulogize the artist or eleme Do you love jazz Do Louis Armstrong, John Coltraine, and Duke Ellington fill your playlists If so, then you have to read Jazz ABZ by Wynton Marsalis It is a poetry anthology dedicated to all the jazz greats It s set up by alphabet and each letter represents a specific jazz great or a jazz element, i.e P Charlie Parker and Q Modern Jazz Quartet Every entry includes a poem list poem, limerick, ode, haiku, etc and an illustration Both the words and the art eulogize the artist or element Wynton, being a great jazz artist himself, is able to bring the music alive in his words His understanding of the music and adoration of the artists is evident After the poems, there are biographical sketches of each artist and notes on the poetic forms These are very informational and support the poetry The target audience for this anthology would be jazz lovers from 12 adult I am a jazz fan I learned to love jazz through my grandfather When I would visit, he would play record after record and tell me about the artists I wish I could have read this book to him, he would have loved it format poetryage middle to high schoolprotagonist n aMarsalis, M 2005 Jazz A B Z An A to Z collection of jazz portraits Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press.Marsalis presents his version of an alphabet book that goes beyond just learning the A,B,Cs Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an African American jazz legend A is for Armstrong, etc and then coupled with a poem that evokes the various artists styles There are twenty six different poetic styles represented, one for each format poetryage middle to high schoolprotagonist n aMarsalis, M 2005 Jazz A B Z An A to Z collection of jazz portraits Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press.Marsalis presents his version of an alphabet book that goes beyond just learning the A,B,Cs Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an African American jazz legend A is for Armstrong, etc and then coupled with a poem that evokes the various artists styles There are twenty six different poetic styles represented, one for each letter To experience the full impact of this book, one would have to have an extensive knowledge about each of the different artists styles so as to better understand how the poetic format and elements emphasize and represent each artist This book would lend itself well to any poetry classroom to study the various poetic formats and elements Having a CD with the artists music on it to accompany this book would be a great addition and allow students to try to connect how the poetic form for an artist relates to his her musical style Grades 8 and up