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- 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$ 21.30
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... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 59.99
George Russell: The Story of an American Composer is the first biography of one of the greatest figures in jazz, written with Russell's full cooperation. Extensively researched with interviews from friends, family members, musicians, associates, and commentators on jazz, the book contains valuable insights that reveal many previously unknown facts... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 19.99
John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs? In this deftly written, riveting study, New York... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets focuses on macromarketing-related aspects of film music in general and on the cinemusical role of ambi-diegetic jazz in particular.? The book examines other work on music in motion pictures which has dealt primarily with the traditional distinction between nondiegetic film music (background music that comes from... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 24.95
Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95
Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but in Music Makes Me , Todd Decker argues that Astaire?s work as a dancer and choreographer ?particularly in the realm of tap dancing?made a significant contribution to the art of jazz. Decker examines... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 94.99
Ruby Braff?s uncompromising standards, musical taste, and creative imagination informed his consummate artistry in creating music beautifully played. He achieved swiftly what few musicians accomplish in a lifetime by developing a unique and immediately recognizable style. Although prepared in discographical style, capturing information about both... more...