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- 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...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 130.00
Such Deliberate Disguises: The Art of Philip Larkin argues that a true understanding of Philip Larkin as man and poet lies beyond his enduring public appeal and the variety of criticism that has recently been applied to his work. Richard Palmer suggests that the ostensible simplicity of Larkin's writing, which continues to attract so many readers... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95
Drummer, record producer, bandleader, jazz researcher, and cigar-chomping raconteur Barry Martyn is a New Orleans original who happens to have been born in England. Implausible though this may seem, it makes perfect sense to members of the New Orleans traditional jazz community, who view themselves as an extended family based on merit as much as nativity.... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 18.00
THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist?s struggle to ?make it? without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99
John Coltrane's unique and powerful saxophone sound is commonly recognized among scholars and fans of Black American music and jazz as having a "spiritual" nature, imbued with the performer's soul, which deeply touches musicians and listeners worldwide. This revered and respected musician created new standards, linked tradition with... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 74.99
This is the first biography of jazz clarinetist Kenny Davern. Drawing from Davern's many interviews and the recollections of his friends and family, Meyer tells the story of the man and his music and why both were unique and irreplaceable. more...
- eReads 2001; US$ 9.99
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was one of jazz's greatest innovators. Join Bill Gutman as he explores the fascinating life of this legend from his birth at the turn of the century to his death at the age of seventy-five. Interviewing Duke's friends, fans and fellow musicians, Gutman documents the progress of a man who dedicated his life to crafting... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 20.00
From Palace to Palais, the musicians who played in the big bands tell their own stories, bringing to life an unforgettable era. Pre-war reminiscences give an insight into a never-to-be-forgotten era, when London's nightclubs were the haunts of the aristocracy and of royalty, and the Prince of Wales would jump at any opportunity to play drums... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 59.99
From inauspicious beginnings as an adopted child in 1920's Cincinnati, George Russell overcame ill-health and transcended racism to become recognized as a unique figure in jazz: a major composer, bandleader, professor, and the music's leading theoretician. The author of The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization and composer of a significant... more...