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- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 54.99
Just after recording with John Coltrane in 1963, baritone singer Johnny Hartman (1923?1983) told a family member that ?something special? occurred in the studio that day. He was right ? the album, containing definitive readings of ?Lush Life? and ?My One and Only Love,? resides firmly in the realm of iconic; forever enveloping listeners in the sounds... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 29.95
Always riveting, Space Is the Place is the definitive biography of "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" ( The New York Times )?unparalleled for his purposeful outlandishness, a man who exerted a powerful influence over a vast array of artists. Sun Ra?a/k/a Herman Poole "Sonny Blount?was born in Alabama on May... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 57.99
This is the first comprehensive study of the music and life of Theodore 'Fats' Navarro. It provides biographical, discographical, and analytical information on the trumpeter and his recorded legacy, offering new perspectives on Navarro's role in the history and emergence of Bebop. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 54.99
I>An Unsung Cat explores the life and music of jazz saxophonist, Warne Marsh. The book also offers an extensively researched discography and photographs that reveal the public and private face of this unique performer. A significant addition to the literature of jazz studies. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99
In this second volume of Rayno?s magisterial treatment of the life and music of this remarkable maestro, Whiteman?s career during the second half of his life is explored in the fullest detail, as Whiteman conquers the worlds of theater and vaudeville, the concert hall, radio, motion pictures, and television, winning accolades in all of them. Through... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 54.99
Like most ground-breaking art forms, contemporary creative music is rarely understood or accepted in its own time, and for those reasons, can largely go unheard. Music and the Creative Spirit: Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde aims to give today's brightest music innovators due recognition and respect, celebrating their work... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 40.99
In this collection of interviews originally published in CODA magazine, Jazz artists such as Lee Konitz, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, and John Tchicai talk about their dedication to the music and about their careers. Taken together, the interviews offer an insight in the development of jazz. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 54.99
Now in Paperback! J.J. Johnson, known as the spiritual father of modern trombone, has been a notable figure in the history of jazz. His career has embodied virtually every innovation and development in jazz over the past half-century. The first comprehensive biography, filmography, catalog of compositions, and discography of J.J. Johnson. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 74.99
The Story of Boogie-Woogie presents a comprehensive history of boogie-woogie from the early 20th century to the present, describing the style's appearance and development, its offshoots, and the pianists who made it famous, and studying its impact on rhythm and blues, urban blues, and big band swing, leading to the eventual revival of 'classical' boogie-woogie... more...