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- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 19.95
Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He brought a jazz mindset to the 1960?s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves? garden in Mallorica, Spain. Wyatt's life took an... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
The John Coltrane Church began in 1965, when Franzo and Marina King attended a performance of the John Coltrane Quartet at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop and saw a vision of the Holy Ghost as Coltrane took the bandstand. Celebrating the spirituality of the late jazz innovator and his music, the storefront church emerged during the demise of black-owned... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
The similarities between the chanson franšaise and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean is a pioneering book-length study of the complex topics of identity, ethnicity and global processes in children?s musical lives in the Republic of Cyprus - a Mediterranean country during its post-colonial era. What is it about this country?s musical enculturation that made musical identity such a potent element... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
The Speculum musicae of the early fourteenth century, with nearly half a million words, is by a long way the largest medieval treatise on music, and probably the most learned. Only the final two books are about music as commonly understood: the other five invite further work by students of scholastic philosophy, theology and mathematics. For nearly... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95
Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 7.99
In this philosophical biography, Liel Leibovitz looks at what it is that makes Leonard Cohen an enduring international figure in the cultural imagination. Born into a Canadian religious Jewish family, for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 27.69
Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, but also a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of another. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available
Genesis is one of the most successful British rock bands, hands down. And a band with a long and diverse career that was able to allow all its members to have also long and diverse solo careers (and in some cases very successful, too). Genesis always seemed to have an invisible touch on their listeners and fans. Starting off as a progressive rock band... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 35.99
By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound,... more...