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Arrangement, Orchestration, Jazz Composition and Jazz History

In this list on amazon you will find the books recommended in the bibliography of the handouts made for the courses at the Conservatory of Music in Jazz Arrangement, Writing techniques for different types of ensembles, Composition and History of Jazz. Check out the list of recommended texts!

Recommended books in Italian and English are for example:
for arrangement and writing techniques for different types of ensemble:
Ted Pease e Ken Pulling, Modern Jazz Voicing translated  by Roberto Spadoni
Arranging for Large Ensemble di Dick Lowell e Ken Pullig translated by Roberto Spadoni
Andrea Avena, Analisi e arrangiamento vol. 1
Andrea Avena, Analisi e arrangiamento vol. 2
Andrea Avena, Analisi e arrangiamento vol. 3
Mimi Rabson, Arranging for Strings

for History of Jazz:
Stefano Zenni, I segreti del jazz
Stefano Zenni, Storia del Jazz. Una prospettiva globale
J. E. Berendt, H. Gunther, Il libro del Jazz. Dal ragtime al XXI secolo.

other pleasant reads are:
L’arte imperfetta di Ted Gioia
Gli standard del jazz. Una guida al repertorio by Ted Gioia

and many more that we will continue to update! Check out the list of recommended texts!

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