Bring On That Beat

bring on that beat

Pluck a fat bass, play me an ace.

Trumpet a song, groove the night long. Saxophone jive, keep us alive!

When a jazz trio begins playing under a streetlamp, everyone comes out to listen and dance. It's Harlem in the 1930s, and jazz has the power to make them groove. Combining her fine oil painting style with computer-manipulated colors, Rachel represents the shapes and colors of jazz in a tribute to Duke Ellington with a nod toward painters Klee and Kandinsky. Operating almost wordlessly, the innovative visuals are sprinkled with riffs of slang in snappy couplets-telling a bigger story of how the influence of jazz goes far beyond the neighborhood in this book. This tour de force brings jazz alive for the youngest children.---from the publisher

32 pages                            978-0399232329                           Ages 4-8

Keywords:  jazz, music, musician, 20th century, Harlem, New York, neighborhood, African American, Black Lives Matter, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Self Image, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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