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  • Jade Visionsby Helene LaFaro-Fernandez

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 19.96

    Presents the biography of Scott LaFaro, one of twentieth century's most influential jazz musicians, and bassist. more...

  • Jazz Arrangingby Norman David

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    Examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz band instruments and a study of their characteristics. The body of the text includes an examination of relevant terminology, notational devices,... more...

  • Jazz Diplomacyby Lisa E. Davenport

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Jazz as an instrument of global diplomacy transformed superpower relations in the Cold War era and reshaped democracy's image worldwide. Lisa E. Davenport tells the story of America's program of jazz diplomacy practiced in the Soviet Union and other regions of the world from 1954 to 1968. Jazz music and jazz musicians seemed an ideal card to play... more...

  • Jazz Greats Speakby Roland Baggenæs

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    In this collection of interviews originally published in CODA magazine, Jazz artists such as Lee Konitz, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, and John Tchicai talk about their dedication to the music and about their careers. Taken together, the interviews offer an insight in the development of jazz. more...

  • Jazzwomen Speakby Wayne Enstice; Janis Stockhouse

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    A woman in jazz. How was she treated on- and offstage? What was it like to play with Dizzy Gillespie or Charlie Parker? What was the breakthrough moment in her career? How did she balance her personal and professional life? In six illuminating interviews, female jazz musicians answer these questions and more, discussing the challenges of being a woman... more...

  • John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedomby Leonard Brown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 21.99

    John Coltrane's unique and powerful saxophone sound is commonly recognized among scholars and fans of Black American music and jazz as having a "spiritual" nature, imbued with the performer's soul, which deeply touches musicians and listeners worldwide. This revered and respected musician created new standards, linked tradition with... more...

  • Just for a Thrillby James L. Dickerson

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 25.99

    Lil Hardin Armstrong, Louis Armstrong's second wife, was a phenomenal jazz pianist who helped Louis achieve the status of jazz legend. This biography recounts her early years in Memphis, her career in roaring Chicago, and her separation from Louis. more...

  • The Life and Music of Kenny Davernby Edward N. Meyer

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    This is the first biography of jazz clarinetist Kenny Davern. Drawing from Davern's many interviews and the recollections of his friends and family, Meyer tells the story of the man and his music and why both were unique and irreplaceable. more...

  • Mingus Speaksby John Goodman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...

  • More Blues Singersby David Dicaire

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 39.95

    The first book by David Dicaire, Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century, (McFarland, 1999), included pioneers, innovators, superstars, and cult heroes of blues music born before 1940. This second work covers those born after 1940 who have continued the tradition. This work has five sections, each with its own introduction.... more...