Reissue. Comes with new liner notes. Available only for a limited period of time until March 20, 2015. The first of two sets recorded during a weekend in 1961 features the Miles Davis Quintet at a period of time when Hank Mobley was on tenor and the rhythm section was comprised of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. What is most remarkable is the way Kelly fits into this particular blend of the Miles band. Kelly's interplay with Chambers is especially brilliant, because his sense of blues phrasing inside counterpoint harmony is edgy and large, with left-hand chords in the middle register rather than sharp right-hand runs to accentuate choruses.
As John Coltrane moved from music rich in chordal complexity to a newer, freer form of modality–in which melodic and rhythmic freedom came to the fore–some critics couldn't make the imaginative leap. But no one could ever question Coltrane's superb musicianship. This all-star session isn't merely an aesthetic bone to these critics, but a superb example of two masters blowing relaxed and free over a tight, intuitive rhythm section. There's Jackson's Modern Jazz Quartet collaborator Connie Kay on drums, master of understated swing; the elegant, eternally tasteful Hank Jones on piano; and Mr. P.C., Paul Chambers, one of the fathers of modern bass playing.
This book is divided into 100 lessons, and every lesson has three units: ”Dialogue”, “Vocabulary”, and “Grammar and Sentence Patterns”. The content from “Dialogue” is distilled from daily lives, and is practicability-oriented. The materials range from self-introduction, communication, travel, and Chinese festivals. Important and frequently used words and phrases are fully elaborated in “Vocabulary”. Students not only can understand the stroke order of the listed words, but also the phrases derived from those words. In “Grammar and Sentence Patterns”, we hope the students can agilely apply the glossary they have learned and use Chinese fluently and naturally in daily lives.