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Jazz

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  • But Beautifulby Geoff Dyer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down... 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...

  • The Blue Momentby Richard Williams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    The essential companion to one of the most influential albums of all time. 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$ 21.99

    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$ 39.19

    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; US$ 19.72

    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...

  • 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...