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Jazz Awareness

What will you be able to accomplish in this facilitated course about jazz through an institutional partner? Before starting the Jazz Awareness Course, click here to take the first jazz survey. When you have finished the survey, do the assignment, and complete the training evaluation. The Jazz Awareness Report organizes and analyzes the the course data.

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Course description

The Jazz Course is learning in the growth of your feelings or emotional areas about this American cultural and Afro-American cultural phenomea. Four major categories of this kind of learning - called affective learning - are respect, react, attach a value to the DailyJazzTweets. This Wikieducator Jazz Course aligns to these categories.

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Feelings or emotional areas of learning
  1. Listen with respect to jazz.
  2. Observe your reaction(s) to jazz.
  3. Attach value ranging from simple acceptance to complex commitment to jazz.

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3 steps
  1. Select each of the 10 items from the Activity in any order.
  2. Listen with respect, observe your reaction(s), attach a value.
  3. Answer the course Participant survey questions.

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Valued Highly
  1. Albert Ammons, Benny Goodman, Big Bill Bronzy, Big Joe Turner, Count Basie, The Golden Gate Quartet, Helen Humes, Ida Cox, James P Johnson, Jimmy Rushing, Kansas City Five/Six, Meade Lux lewis, Mitchell's Christian Singers, The New Orleans Feetwarmers, Pete Johnson, Sister Tharpe, Sonny Terry From Spirituals to Swing: The Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall Concerts
  2. Art Pepper Art Pepper+11: Modern Jazz Classics
  3. Art Tatum The Definitive Art Tatum, Piano Starts Here
  4. Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Explorations, New Jazz Conceptions
  5. Billie Holiday Body and Soul
  6. Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach Jazz at Massey Hall
  7. Cal Tjader Monterey Concerts
  8. Cecil Taylor Looking Ahead, Silent Tongues
  9. Charlie Parker Bird on 52nd Street
  10. Charles Mingus Better Git It In Your Soul, Blues & Roots, At Monterey, Mingus Ah Um, Oh Yeah, Pithecantropus Erectus, Tijuana Moods
  11. Chick Corea Crystal Silence, Return to Forever
  12. Dave Brubeck Buried Treasures, Time Further Out
  13. Dizzy Gillespie Carnegie Hall Concert, Gillespania
  14. Don Pullen New Beginnings
  15. Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport, Money Jungle, Peer Gynt Suites & Suite Thursday
  16. Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea
  17. Fats Waller Fats Waller Piano Solos 1929-1941
  18. Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band at The Village Vanguard, I Want to Live, Paris Concert
  19. Gil Evans The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions
  20. Gil Scott-Heron Winter in America
  21. Herbie Hancock 1 and 1, Headhunters, Herbie Hancock Quartet
  22. Jelly Roll Morton The Complete Birth of the Hot: The Classic Chicago Red Hot Peppers Sessions 1926-1927, The Immortal Jelly Roll Morton
  23. John Coltrane A Love Supreme, Blue Trane, Giant Steps, Impressions, Live in Seattle
  24. John Lewis European Windows, Presents Contemporary Music: Jazz Abstractions - Compositions of Gunther Schuller & Jim Hall
  25. Keith Jarrett The Cure, Standards
  26. Ken Nordine How Are Things In Your Town?
  27. King Oliver The Immortal King Oliver
  28. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz
  29. Lionel Hampton Swing Classics
  30. Louis Armstrong The Complete Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong on Verve, The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Plays W. C. Handy
  31. Marital Solal In and Out, Vive La France Vive Le Jazz Vive Solal
  32. Medeski, Martin & Wood Tonic
  33. Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Bags' Groove, Birth of the Cool, Bitches Brew, The Complete Concert 1964, Chronicle: the Complete Prestige Recordings 1951-1956, Dark Magus, E.S.P,. In A Silent Way, Isle of Wright, Kind of Blue, Lift to the Scaffold, Live in Stockholm, Live Miles, Miles Ahead, Pangea, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain, Tutu
  34. Modern Jazz Quartet Collaboration, Odds Against Tomorrow, Pyramid, Third Stream Music
  35. Mose Allison Back Country Suite,Takes To The Hills
  36. Oliver Nelson Blues and the Abstract Truth, More Blues and The Abstract Truth
  37. Ornette Coleman Change of the Century, Free Jazz,The Shape of Jazz to Come, Sound Grammar
  38. Oscar Brown Jr Sin and Soul...And Then Some
  39. Oscar Peterson Exclusively for My Friends, Oscar Peterson In Russia, The Trio, Very Tall
  40. Quincy Jones Birth of a Band
  41. Rahsann Roland Kirk Boogie-Woogie String Along For Real
  42. Sonny Rollins The Complete Prestige Recordings
  43. Red Garland Groovy, At The Prelude, Red's Blues
  44. Shelley Manne At The Blackhawk, At Shelley's Manne Hole, My Fair Lady
  45. Stan Getz Focus, Stan Getz & J J Johnson At The Opera House
  46. Stan Kenton Cuban Fire
  47. Sun Ra St. Louis Blues Solo Piano
  48. Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Monk's Moods, Monk's Music
  49. Wayne Shorter 1 and 1, Beyond the Sound Barrier
  50. Wes Montgomery The Incredible Guitar of Wes Montgomery

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Web Resources

Jazz criticism and history

  1. Amiri Baraka
  2. Dan Morgenstern
  3. Gary Giddins
  4. Martin Williams
  5. Ted Gioia
  6. Stanley Crouch
  7. Whitney Balliett

Jazz video library

The Library of Congress Jazz on the Screen is a searchable filmography that documents the work of some 1,000 major jazz and blues figures in over 16,000 cinema, television and video productions.

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  1. Ben Ratliff, Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007)
  2. Billy Taylor, Jazz Piano: A Jazz History (Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1982)
  3. Chris Raschka, Mysterious Thelonious (Orchard Books, 1997)
  4. Gunther Schuller, Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development (Oxford University Press, 1968)
  5. Gunther Schuller, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (Oxford University Press, 1991)
  6. Howard Reich and William Gainer, Jelly's BLues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton (Da Capo Press, 2003)
  7. Michelle Mercer, Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004)


  • Jim, I am very impressed by the quality of your work and of the wiki skills you have mastered. Kudos!!! --Nellie Deutsch 07:01, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Nellie, thank you so very much for your kind remarks! I am very happy with this educational venue, so I will keep the door open for review and comments. We live in exciting times for learning about learning! Jim
  • Jim - I've wanted to make the connection between music and WikiEducator for some time....I think there are many possibilities...could we start a page somewhere to discuss, how we could bring in other musicians and arts see what they want to create? (BTW: what country/area are you from? Randy Fisher
    • Randy, right on! I like your approach of music + WE. Country=USA | Area=Seattle, WA. Where you at? Jim
      • I'm in Vancouver, Canada - could we chat by phone? Randy Fisher 01:31, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
        • Sounds like great step ahead! Why don't I call you? Do you prefer to chat on Wednesday morning or Thursday afternoon? If not these, I'd understand and work with you on making other arrangements. Jim
            • Wednesday morning is fine - 9ish?.... I'll send over an email with my phone number. Randy Fisher 01:42, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Nellie - thank you for the revisions. My next step is to add the Web Resources template. Jim