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- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 28.45
Lester Young (1909-1959) was one of the great jazz masters, whose tenor saxophone playing brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language. This book follows Lester Young through his life in a rapidly changing world, showing how the music of this exceptionally sensitive man was affected by his experiences. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 18.95
Analyses the music of The Velvet Underground. This work examines the musical influences of the Velvets on punk, post-punk and subsequent rock movements, culminating in the group's reunion of 1993. It also indexes the variety of media constructions that the group endured through the years and how these affected Cale, Nico and Reed. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2004; US$ 28.45
Features essays that represent a selection of studies that make explicit use of anthropological and semiological tools in order to analyze important texts of historical nature from various regions of the Ancient Near East. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2004; US$ 23.70
This book surveys the ways sex and sexuality have been made the subjects of history. It critically analyses some of the key histories of the last 40 years; from the early efforts of historians like Steven Marcus to work out a model for sexual history, through to the extraordinary impact of French philosopher Michel Foucault. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 18.95
Charlie Parker was one of the influential musicians in jazz, and was the main architect of the jazz revolution of the 1940s. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, and with a tangled private life, he died young. This biography of Charlie Parker provides a discussion of performances and recordings, with discography, notes and bibliography. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 21.80
Provides historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia. This book develops an argument that weaves together an amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 33.25
Covers the music of the last decade in the life of Miles Davis. With numerous interviews and stories, this book focuses on the music Miles recorded and played, and how it evolved in the eyes of the musicians he played with. It shows how Miles recruited his band members, what it was like working with him in the studio or to play with him on-stage. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 26.55
Represents an attempt to provide objective criteria and analytical frameworks by which the quality and function of contemporary congregational music can be assessed. This book also considers how well modern music is serving the modern church, and also how effectively it is operating as a musical form in the secular culture that surrounds it. more...