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Jazz

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  • The Jazz Earby Ben Ratliff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece "Kind of Blue." Musicians are... more...

  • Forward Motionby SHER Music; Hal Galper

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 24.00

    The same notes can sound square or swinging, depending on how the music is phrased. This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff phrasing with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling. In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how... more...

  • Leadership Jazzby Max Depree

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Leadership in the workplace, says Max DePree, is like playing jazz; it's more an art than a science. Today's successful managers are attuned to the needs and ideas of their followers and even step aside at times to be followers themselves. As a result, they spark vitality and productivity from their work force. They culivate communication and spontaneity,... more...

  • Improvising Jazzby Jerry Coker

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 14.00

    With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher... more...

  • Jazz Mattersby David Ake

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades since World War II, emerging in unexpected places and incorporating a wide range of new styles. In this engrossing new book, David Ake expands on the discussion... more...

  • I Wish You Loveby Gloria Lynne; Karen Chilton

    Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    I Wish You Love is the inspiring story ofa courageous woman overcoming terrible adversities--a story of triumph over tragedy, of heartbreaking and heart-mending and a jazz career that would span four decades.It is also an important piece of American history, a first-hand account of the African-American music experience during the second half of... more...

  • Reel Historyby Stephen Farina; Stephen Farina

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Striking visual account of jazz in the 1960s and 1970s more...

  • The Jazz Standardsby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Ted Gioia's first new jazz book since The History of Jazz , The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, is a comprehensive handbook to the 250 most important jazz compositions. The book highlights the most popular jazz standards, tells their story, explains their role in jazz, and serves as a gateway to the historic recordings that made these... more...

  • The Making of Kind of Blueby Eric Nisenson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    From the moment it was recorded more than 40 years ago, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue was hailed as a jazz classic. To this day it remains the bestselling jazz album of all time, embraced by fans of all musical genres. The album represented a true watershed moment in jazz history, and helped to usher in the first great jazz revolution since bebop. ... more...

  • Jazz in Its Timeby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest collection of jazz writings, Williams brings together many of his best pieces and covers new ground, with short columns on Teddy Wilson and George Winston and a longer article,... more...