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Groovin' to Jazz Handouts

Comparing Two Musicians

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Comparing Two Improvisations

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Comparing Two Songs

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Comparing Three Songs

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The Many Moods of Music

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Piano Keyboard

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Cool Jazz and Cool Art

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Jazz Book List

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Jazz Glossary

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Groovin' to Jazz (ages 8-13)

We Be Doinit, Quincy Jones with Take Six, Bobby McFerrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Al Jarreau

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Handful of Keys, Fats Waller

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Summertime, Miles Davis

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Scratchin' in the Gravel, Andy Kirk & Mary Lou Williams

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April in Paris, Count Basie Orchestra
April in Paris,
Tito Puente

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Just A Closer Walk With Thee, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Now’s the Time, Charlie Parker
Now’s the Time,
Eddie Jefferson

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Rockin’ Chair, Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden

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Everybody’s Boppin’, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Hikky-Burr, Bill Cosby with Quincy Jones
Mumbles, Clark Terry with Oscar Peterson

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A Night in Tunisia, Turtle Island String Quartet

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Birdland, Weather Report

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Song of the Volga Boatmen, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, conducted by David Baker

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Listening to Song of the Volga Boatmen

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Groovin' to Jazz (ages 12-15)

So What, Miles Davis Sextet
So What, Eddie Jefferson
So What, Marcus Miller

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Manteca, Dizzy Gillespie
Salt Peanuts,
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
Tito’s Theme, Tito Puente

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What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue, Louis Armstrong

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Moanin’, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

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Take the “A” Train, Ella Fitzgerald with the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Take the “A” Train,
The Duke Ellington Orchestra with Oscar Peterson
Take Five, Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Misterioso, Thelonious Monk

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There Ya Go, Bobby McFerrin

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Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers), The Duke Ellington Orchestra

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K.B.’s Alley, Digable Planets

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Music Class and Match Games

Duke Ellington Interactive Lesson

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Duke Ellington

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Louis Armstrong

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Benny Carter

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