Charting a Course in Jazz History


Charting a Course in Jazz History
In less than two decades of operation it's become a brand with a sterling reputation and global reach, serving customers from more than 100 countries, and it all stems from a single brotherly bond - the one connecting founders Rob and Doug DuBoff. Later, as the very nature of visual and audio consumption underwent a tidal shift with the rise of Internet sales and the decline of physical media, the company would evolve into the ultimate clearinghouse for jazz arrangements that it is today. Rob's desire to revisit a project that never fully materialized during his Hal Leonard days - the publication of the complete charts, including scores and parts, from Miles Davis' landmark Birth of the Cool sessions - brought him back into contact with Jeff Sultanof, a former colleague who would become part of the ejazzlines family; the thirst to find and properly publish other known classics - more material from the Gil Evans treasure trove, the Charlie Parker with Strings arrangements - kept the company on the hunt; and a series of encounters based on word of mouth, either initiated by the DuBoffs or the various representatives of different famed jazz musicians, led to longstanding publication agreements. Having forged strong relationships with the estates of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, and many others, the DuBoffs and Jazz Lines Publications can now essentially be seen as the guardians and overseers of some of the most significant music in American history.
Théorie et analyse musicales, pédagogie