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ISBN: 0304704881
Author: Gene Lees
Language: English
Publisher: Cassell; 1st edition (March 1, 2000)
Pages: 310
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
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Arranging The Score book. Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger.

Arranging The Score book. Ranging from big bands to studio backings for singers, Lees brings his characteristic blend of personal and inside knowledge, keen reportage and trenchant criticism to bear on major figures in music arrangement. His portrait of Miles Davis's Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger.

Gene Lees is the author of twelve books on jazz and popular music and a three-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music writing. This book allow us to meet a few great arrangers through succinct essays. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Jazz Times. Say hello to Les Brown, Henry Mancini, Jerry Mulligan, and Johnny Mandel just to mention a few. Then immerse yourself in the music world of the big band era, films and even step into a studio with back up singers.

The American Federation of Musicians defines arranging as "the art of preparing and adapting an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form. An arrangement may include reharmonization, paraphrasing, and/or development of a composition, so that it fully represents the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure".

Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger. His portrait of Miles Davis's arran Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger.

Arranging the Score: Portraits of the Great Arrangers. New York: Cassell, 2000. Martin, Denis-Constant. Journal of the American Musicological Society 59/3 (Fall 2006): 755–64.

In: The Cue Sheet, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 23-25. View it in the Music Periodicals Database.

Gene Lees, in addition to being a widely published writer on jazz and pre-rock popular music, is also an accomplished lyricist and singer. Over the years, Lees has consistently brought to his interview-based reportage intelligence and musical insights that are lacking in others’ work.

Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger. Ranging from big bands to studio backings for singers, Lees brings his characteristic blend of personal and inside knowledge, keen reportage and trenchant criticism to bear on major figures in music arrangement. His portrait of Miles Davis's arranger Gil Evans is one of the few essays written on this significant composer.

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