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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99
In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues, country music, and rock 'n' roll. From 1916 to 1934, the company debuted such future stars as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99
During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco?s Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. Tucked next to a police station in the city?s North Beach area, the Keystone became known as one of the most important jazz spots in the United States. It was so... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 1998; US$ 7.99
This is the hardest working team in the NBA ? the Utah Jazz. Led by iron men Karl Malone, John Stockton and coach Jerry Sloan. Go behind the scenes to reveal the unparalleled competitiveness of a collection of over-achieving players and their demanding coach, whose never-say-die efforts have captured the hearts of the entire state of Utah and basketball... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 8.95
The two haunting, poetic novellas that comprise The Bass Saxophone brilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships. They are prefaced by a remarkable memoir of Skvorecky's jazz-obsessed youth. Jazz is a symbol of freedom in both these novellas. In Emoke , which is set in the shadow of the Communist regime,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 17.99
Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was one of the most accomplished composers in American music, the creator of such standards as "Take the 'A' Train", yet all his life he was overshadowed by his friend and collaborator, Duke Ellington. Through scrutiny of Strayhorn's private papers and more than five hundred interviews, Hajdu revives Strayhorn as one of... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.95
Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain, he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination. Throughout Shorter's extraordinary fifty-year career, his compositions have helped define the sounds of each distinct era in the history of jazz. Filled with musical analysis by... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 116.00
Albert provides a survey of the impact of jazz on both American and foreign fiction, along with an annotated listing of almost 400 short stories, novels, plays, and jazz fiction criticism. Access is augmented by an index of novels, plays, and short stories and by a general index.||Albert examines the strong impact jazz and the blues have had on fiction.... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 21.95
Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian??I?m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer??has lived through much of jazz?s history and has known many of jazz?s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...