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Jazz

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  • Jelly's Bluesby Howard Reich; William M. Gaines

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    The acclaimed, definitive biography of the first jazz composer, based on newly discovered archival material more...

  • Freedom Soundsby Ingrid Monson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    1. Introduction. 2. Jim Crow, Economics, and the Politics of Musicianship. 3. Modernism, Race, and Aesthetics. 4. Africa, The Cold War and the Diaspora at Home. 5. Activism and Fundraising from Freedom Now to the Freedom Rides. 6. Activism and Fundraising from Birmingham to Black Power. 7. The Debate Within: White Backlash, The New Thing, and Economics.... more...

  • The Knowledge: Jazzby John Fordham

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.58

    The jazz paradox: why has an art that has so transformed the world?s music in barely 100 years, remained so widely misunderstood? Jazz shines light on the subject for those intrigued by its influence and creativity, but also mystified by its occasionally esoteric habits. From charting the first wave of jazz to breaking down its full history, Jazz... more...

  • Jazz Mattersby David Ake

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    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

    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, USA 2012; US$ 26.99

    Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God... more...

  • Jazzby Scott DeVeaux; Gary Giddins

    W. W. Norton & Company 2009; US$ 56.95

    A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors?a leading scholar and a respected critic. 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...

  • The Swing Bookby Degen Pener

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; Not Available

    Ten years ago a revival of swing took place, originating in San Francisco, snowballing into today's international resurgence. This book presents the complete history of swing music and dancing, then and now. more...