Bassokirja : Kingston Wall, Egotrippi, Regina ilmestyy 30.3.

Bassokirja : Kingston Wall, Egotrippi, Regina ilmestyy 30.3.2016

Kirjaan on koottu Kingston Wallin, Egotripin ja Reginan tuotannosta kokopitkät nuotinnokset analyyseineen kahdestatoista kappaleesta aikaväliltä 1992-2009. Kirjan nuotinnokset on tarkoitettu tutkittavaksi ja soitettavaksi alkuperäisten äänitteiden päälle ja muiden soittajien kanssa. Runsaasti esimerkkejä sisältävien analyysien avulla on pyritty kiinnittämään huomiota keskeisiin bassolinjan rakentamisperiaatteisiin ja erilaisiin sovitusideoihin.

Nuotinnokset sisältävät kappaleiden basso-osuudet kokonaisuudessaan (kirjoitettu nuotteina, ei tabulatuureja) ja kappaleiden soinnut.

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A review of “The Music of Paul Chambers” in BassQuarterly Magazine

A review of “The Music of Paul Chambers” in BassQuarterly Magazine (January/February 2016 issue)

“The Music of Paul Chambers” ist ein interessantes Buch für Bassisten, die sich für die Walkingbass Lines und die Jazzbass-Spielweise der 1950er Jahre interessieren. Die Mischung aus Analyse und umfangreichen Transkriptionen macht das Buch absolut empfehlenswert.”

(in English: “The Music of Paul Chambers” is an intriguing book for bassists, who are interested in 1950s style of walking basslines and jazz bass playing. The mixture of analyses and extensive transcriptions makes it absolutely recommendable.”)

Full review available in BassQuarterly Magazine, http://www.bassquarterly.de/

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Paul Chambers – jazzbasson mestari ilmestyy 15.9.

Paul Chambers – jazzbasson mestari ilmestyy 15.9.2015

Paul Chambers (1935-1969) on yksi kaikkien aikojen merkittävimmistä jazzbasisteista. Hän oli bassonsoiton uudistaja, jonka vaikutus myöhempiin muusikkopolviin on poikkeuksellisen suuri. Uransa aikana Chambers toimi useiden legendaaristen yhtyeiden basistina ja soitti muun muassa Miles Davisin Kind of Blue-levyllä ja John Coltranen albumilla Giant Steps.

Kirjassa käsitellään Paul Chambersin walking bass- ja balladisoittotyyliä 74 musiikkiesimerkin ja runsaan bassonsoiton teorian siivittämänä. Lisäksi kirja sisältää seitsemän Paul Chambersin bassolinjojen kokopitkää nuotinnosta Miles Davisin klassikkolevyiltä Kind of Blue, Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet ja Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet. Kirja on suomenkielinen versio The Music of Paul Chambers-kirjan uudistetusta laitoksesta.

arvioita englanninkielisestä laitoksesta:

“I’ve just finished reading the book, “THE MUSIC OF PAUL CHAMBERS”. As a bassist found it very informative, and as a reader of many books, found it very well organized, thoughtful, and very moving. This book is a must for all bassists !!” – Ron Carter

“Mr. Nurmi, I wanted to personally thank you for the new book on Paul Chambers. I am so happy that you took the time to research and include some great quotes on improvisation and the connection to the artists. I have always been intrigued by not only how the musicians were able add so much poetry to their music but also why. I am fascinated by new medical research, (fMRI) showing the human brain when improvising jazz. I am a trumpet player (since 1956) and a jazz musician and teacher (since 1964) I appreciate your contributions to the study of jazz. Over the years I have had the pleasure of teaching many bass players. I only wish your excellent book had been available earlier.” – Charlie Rose

“A Great Book Of Great Importance” – Amazon käyttäjäarvio

“I think any bassist or arranger looking to understand the formulation of bass lines in Jazz should own this book.” – Amazon käyttäjäarvio

Kirjan voi tilata ennakkoon seuraavista kaupoista: Booky, Info, Turun kansallinen kirjakauppa, Adlibris. Kirjan voi tilata myös suoraan tekijältä lähettämällä sähköpostia osoitteeseen mikko.m.nurmi@gmail.com. Kirja on saatavilla myös pdf:nä hintaan 15 euroa (vain suoraan tekijältä).

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Kaarnan Spring saatavilla CD:nä

Kaarnan Spring EP vihdoin saatavilla CD-formaatissa. Hae omasi seuraavista kaupoista: Levykauppa Äx, Stupido Records Store, Info, Booky, Digelius ja Keltainen Jäänsärkijä tai digitaalisesti Spotify, iTunes ja Bandcamp.

“Hetkittäin ollaan hyvinkin lähellä 60-luvun parasta rock-psykedeliaa, mutta kyllä Kaarnan kokonaisuudessa on myös ihan uutta otetta, joka tulee monta kierrosta käyneeltä impro-kentältä.” – Pentti Ronkanen/Suomijazz.com

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Revised edition of The Music of Paul Chambers out now

A revised edition of The Music of Paul Chambers out now!

The Music of Paul Chambers offers a comprehensive look at the musical style of one of the greatest bassists of all time. With improvements and revised sections, the book offers seven full-length transcriptions from his famous recordings with Miles Davis and a comprehensive study of his walking bass style and his bass lines for ballads with 74 musical examples. The book concentrates on his late 1950’s playing on Kind of Blue, Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet and Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet.

Paul Chambers (1935-1969) is one of the jazz legends and one of the most important bass players in the history of jazz. In his short career Chambers recorded hundreds of albums as a sideman with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean and many others. In addition to his contributions as a bassist to many of the all-time classic jazz albums, his recordings as a band leader have also influenced generations of musicians. Paul Chambers was one of the most competent bass players of his time and has a lot to teach to the present day bassists.

Available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Music-Paul-Chambers-Mikko-Nurmi/dp/1514288079

Reviews:

Praise for the previous edition: “I’ve just finished reading the book, “THE MUSIC OF PAUL CHAMBERS”. As a bassist found it very informative, and as a reader of many books, found it very well organized, thoughtful, and very moving. This book is a must for all bassists !!” – Ron Carter

Praise for the previous edition: “Mr. Nurmi, I wanted to personally thank you for the new book on Paul Chambers. I am so happy that you took the time to research and include some great quotes on improvisation and the connection to the artists. I have always been intrigued by not only how the musicians were able add so much poetry to their music but also why. I am fascinated by new medical research, (fMRI) showing the human brain when improvising jazz. I am a trumpet player (since 1956) and a jazz musician and teacher (since 1964) I appreciate your contributions to the study of jazz. Over the years I have had the pleasure of teaching many bass players. I only wish your excellent book had been available earlier.” – Charlie Rose

Praise for the previous edition: “A Great Book Of Great Importance” – Amazon customer review

Praise for the previous edition: “I think any bassist or arranger looking to understand the formulation of bass lines in Jazz should own this book.” – Amazon customer review

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