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This Jazz Man Hardcover – November 1, 2006
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Live on Stage: The Sounds of "This Jazz Man"
Finally! "This Jazz Man" will be released very soon on CD and cassette, and I'm lucky enough to have an advance copy from the publisher. Although author Ehrhardt and illustrator Roth painted a superb word-picture combo, the SOUND of those illustrious 10 Jazz men was absent from the mix. The audio version solves that creatively, not only with a superb --jazzy even--reading of the text by James "D Train" Williams (his enthusiastic but controlled narrative brims with the personalities of the musicians and their music), but with examples of the music by a very talented septet! You can hear the splash bomb drumming of Art Blakey, the lush grandeur of Duke Ellington, the boppish output of Mingus, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and Dizzy. These samplings, long enough to give one a real feeling for the style and sound, alternate with Williams' narration, and the sound effects (the hushed introduction of a mythical nightclub that helps identify the musician), the thunderous and very life-sounding applause) both mesh with and intensify the excitement of the book: You really feel like you're there!
The book/CD combination is as fine an example of immersion education as you'll hear, see, and especially feel. Like the book, the CD can be enjoyed at several levels of musical knowledge and cognitive development. Toddlers will enjoy the jazzy text and bright pictures (as well as learning the numbers from one to ten) accompanied by the synchronized CD (there is a brief page-turning sound to cue the parent, teacher, or designated student page-flipper to turn the page). Older elementary school kids can enjoy the same experience, or can listen to a second track that excludes the page-turn cue.Read more ›
I really like this book. My grandmother sings me it and i like music and instruments and can name the saxophone and trumpet and drums.I like the pictures of the conga drums.
I usually say, " read it again" when she's done and I can almost pick out all the numbers now too. Jude Stulb, Pueblo Colorado
This is a great book-the text jives off the page and the illustrations thimp dumple thump right along. What a great way to teach kids about jazz legends!
Hats off to Ehrdhardt and Roth for a beautiful book!
I know a lot of people would LOVE to hear it as well and it would be an excellent teaching tool. Please forward this to the appropriate individuals and if possible keep me updated on the release date of the cd. Thank YOU for writing such an awesome, entertaining and needed book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My lower elementary general music students loved this book. I use it during either Black History Month in February or jazz month in April.Published 6 hours ago by Pamela Wilson
I've always loved this book. I used to teach at a daycare and this was one I used to read to my students a lot. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lanikka Wright
I purchased this after a trip to New Orleans as a belated souvenir for myself. It's clever and catchy and fun to read aloud to my elementary-aged daughter.Published 1 month ago by M. Chastain
Toddler my 17 Month old asked to read these book more than 5 times. The sounds are very engaging and helpful. Know how to sound like a cello? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Can I give this 10 stars? One of my favorite of my LO's books! LO just turned two. She loves music. She loves to sing and has many instruments. Read morePublished 2 months ago by August
The tune to this book is familiar ("This Old Man"), so my preschoolers started singing along, but the words/story was different so they were focusing and very interested in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah Thorpe
We signed this out of our local library and my son is in love with it. I have added it to my wish list on Amazon and will be buying him his own copy for Christmas.Published 7 months ago by Truth
Loved sharing this book with my K-1 students during April for Jazz Month! They were easily engaged and wanted to sing along with me, though it only worked for them to sing the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nina