Unlike most jazz arranging books, which focus on the rudiments of arranging (transposition, ranges, notation, and so forth), this book deals with the real substance of arranging for small jazz ensembles, in addition to the rudiments. Rinzler devotes a chapter to each of the following arranging elements: intros, endings, accents/breaks/dynamics, time and tempo changes, style changes, form, rhythm section procedure, harmony and orchestration. Over a hundred musical examples demonstrate arranging techniques that apply to 147 jazz standards and modern compositions.
Paul Rinzler (Doctor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado) teaches music theory and jazz studies classes at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has played jazz piano professionally for many years and was recently awarded an NEA jazz performance grant. His big band compositions are published by Walrus publishing, and his articles on jazz have appeared in the New Grove's Dictionary of Jazz and the Annual Review of Jazz Studies.
Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 I. BEGINNINGS (INTROS) Part 3 Turnarounds Part 4 Material from the Head Part 5 New Material Part 6 Pick-up Notes Part 7 Free Time Part 8 Vamps Part 9 Pyramids Part 10 No Intro Chapter 11 II. ENDINGS Part 12 Tags Part 13 Similar Endings and Intros Part 14 linking Several Ednings Part 15 Cliche Endings Part 16 Fermatas Part 17 Staccato Vamps Part 18 New material Part 19 Ritard Chapter 20 III. ACCENTS, BREAKS, DYNAMICS Part 21 Accents Part 22 Breaks Part 23 Dynamics Chapter 24 IV. STYLE CHANGES Part 25 Style Changes within a Chorus Part 26 Style Changes between Choruses Part 27 Style Changes for an Entire Tune Part 28 Free Jazz Chapter 29 V. TIME AND TEMPO CHANGES Part 30 Definitions Part 31 Tempo Changes Part 32 Time/Feel Changes Part 33 Meter Changes Part 34 Playing Behind and Ahead of the Beat Chapter 35 VI. FORM CHANGES Part 36 Standard Forms Part 37 Standard Jazz Arrangement Part 38 Changing in the Chorus Structure Part 39 Number of Heads Part 40 Solos Part 41 Changing the Melody Part 42 Fours Chapter 43 VII. RHYTHM SECTION PROCEDURE Part 44 Different Procedure in Head Part 45 Dropping Instruments Out Part 46 Deviations From Standard Patterns Chapter 47 VIII. JAZZ HARMONY Part 48 Chord Symbols Part 49 Relationships between Chords and Scales Part 50 Notating Extensions and Substitute Chords Part 51 Chord Progressions and Substitute Chords Part 52 Common Progressions and Substitute Chords Part 53 Reharmonizing the Given Chord Progression Chapter 54 IX. HARMONIZATION AND ORCHESTRATION Part 55 One-part Writing Part 56 Two-part Writing Part 57 Three-part Writing Part 58 Spacings and Inversions Part 59 Combinations of Instruments Part 60 Limited Harmonization Part 61 Counterpoint and Backgrounds Part 62 New Melodies Part 63 Appendix A. Notation Part 64 Appendix B. Instrumentation Part 65 Appendix C. The Rhythm Section Part 66 Appendix D. Annotated Arrangement Part 67 Glossary Part 68 Bibliography Part 69 Discography Part 70 Index of Tunes Part 71 General Index