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History & Criticism

  • Why the Grateful Dead Matterby Michael Benson

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 12.99

    What a long, strange trip it?s been more...

  • Better Git It in Your Soulby Krin Gabbard

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Charles Mingus is one of the most important?and most mythologized?composers and performers in jazz history. Classically trained and of mixed race, he was an outspoken innovator as well as a bandleader, composer, producer, and record-label owner. His vivid autobiography, Beneath the Underdog , has done much to shape the image of Mingus as something... more...

  • The Shock of Recognitionby Barry Jones

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 29.99

    With all his generosity, Barry Jones shares his love of the great literature and music of the world. more...

  • Don't Lose Trackby Jordannah Elizabeth

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Don't lose track, she moves fast. more...

  • Understanding Popular Music Cultureby Roy Shuker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting the continued proliferation of popular music studies,... more...

  • Before and After Corroboree: The Music of John Antillby Dr David Symons

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    John Antill (1904-1986) was one of the foremost composers of Australia?s ?post-colonial period?. Although a relatively prolific and much esteemed composer in Australia, Antill?s wider reputation is sustained chiefly by his famous ballet Corroboree - a work which was perceived to bring an authentic Australian musical style before both a national and... more...

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spainby Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were... more...

  • Grétry's Operas and the French Publicby Dr James Arnold; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Why, in the dying days of the Napoleonic Empire, did half of Paris turn out for the funeral of a composer? The death of André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry in 1813 was one of the sensations of the age, setting off months of tear-stained commemorations, reminiscences and revivals of his work. To understand this singular event, this interdisciplinary study... more...

  • Downtown Manhattan 78-82by Christophe Deniau

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 13.99

    L?émulation de New York Downtown En quelques années, alors que la ville n?en finissait pas de se débattre avec la crise qui la rongeait, New York est devenu l?épicentre de la culture underground, matérialisée par des lieux comme le CBGB, The Loft, The Mudd Club, le Studio 54, le Negril ou encore The Paradise Garage. Pendant ces années terribles,... more...

  • The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensemblesby Bob Gluck

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Miles Davis?s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis?s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet. In this book, jazz... more...