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- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99
On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95
A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...
- Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
Oru Seco is the Bata drum cycle, without songs. Adrian Coburg's transcription book of Afro-Cuban Bata scores contains basic Bata rhythm patterns and additional solo parts. These are principal Bata scores to be played as the opening of religious ceremonies. The Bata rhythms are presented in a definite order to call the Orishas. Adrian Coburg's collection... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 21.95
For everyone interested in starting a record label?to market new talent or to release and promote their own music?there has never been a better time to do it! Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started and ran her own label)... more...
- Touchstone 2011; US$ 15.99
From one of the greatest rappers of all time, a memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop?s Golden Era . . . In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep?s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City. For the first... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99
What causes a tickle? What happens when I lose my voice? The Owner's Manual to the Voice demystifies the voice, enabling singers and all voice professionals - whether actors, broadcasters, teachers, preachers, lawyers, public speakers- to communicate intelligently with physicians and understand dangers, treatments, vocal hygiene and medical procedures. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 26.95
From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 46.00
A collaborative study of the writings of Sulzer and Koch and their philosophical and musical thought. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00
The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...