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  • Translating Jazz Into Poetryby Erik Redling

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems. Challenging the mimetic approach to intermediality, this book promotes a cognitive metaphor model that allows readers to discover the innovative ways poets... more...

  • The Influence of John Coltrane’s Music on Improvising Saxophonistsby Andrew N. Sugg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 179.95

    This book investigates the influence of Coltrane’s music on the improvising of post-Coltrane saxophonist by inspecting selected improvisations of Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman and comparing them to improvisations by Coltrane on the same repertoire piece. more...

  • The Musical Novelby Emily Petermann

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes two groups of "musical novels" -- novels that take music as a model for their construction -- including jazz novels by Toni Morrison and Michael Ondaatje, and novels based on Bach's Goldberg Variations. more...

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers... more...

  • Thelonious Monkby Robin Kelley

    Free Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist?s struggle to ?make it? without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn,... 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...

  • Coltraneby Ben Ratliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 7.99

    John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs? In this deftly written, riveting study, New York... more...

  • Talking Swingby Sheila Tracy

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 23.98

    From Palace to Palais, the musicians who played in the big bands tell their own stories, bringing to life an unforgettable era. Pre-war reminiscences give an insight into a never-to-be-forgotten era, when London's nightclubs were the haunts of the aristocracy and of royalty, and the Prince of Wales would jump at any opportunity to play... more...

  • Jazz in Its Timeby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Dancing in Your Headby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.00

    As music columnist for The Nation, Gene Santoro has established himself as an important new critical voice, able to write well on a broad spectrum of popular music and jazz without losing touch with the cutting edge of today's music scene. About Nat "King" Cole, Santoro comments: "adjectives can't describe the swinging, ingratiating self-confidence... more...