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  • Beyond the Beatby Daniel B. Cornfield

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists?those visionaries who create... more...

  • Different Every Timeby Marcus O'Dair

    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...

  • The Coltrane Churchby Nicholas Louis Baham III

    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...

  • From the chanson franšaise to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Dr Rachel Haworth; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    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...

  • Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterraneanby Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella

    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...

  • Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the Speculum musicaeby Dr Margaret Bent; Professor Simon Keefe

    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...

  • The Show Must Go On! Popular Song in Britain During the First World Warby Dr John Mullen; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    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...

  • A Broken Hallelujahby Liel Leibovitz

    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...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    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...

  • Two eras of Genesis?by Philipp R÷ttgers

    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...