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  • New Atlantisby John Swenson

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists and informed by John Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's unique and varied music scene, New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic. The book follows some of New Orleans's most gifted musicians--including... more...

  • Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concertby Peter Elsdon

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert, Peter Elsdon presents, for the first time, a detailed musical account of Keith Jarrett's best-selling The Köln Concert. It explores the way in which Jarrett developed the format of the solo improvised concert, and looks at the subsequent reception of the record. more...

  • King of Ragtimeby Edward A. Berlin

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    This book tells the first story of the life and works for Scott Joplin. In its expanded second edition, the book goes far beyond the original publication in uncovering details of the composer's life and insights into his music. more...

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hallby Gabriel Solis

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall is an historical, cultural, and analytical study of the album by the same name. Recorded in 1957, but lost until 2005, it is a particularly interesting lens through which to view jazz both as a historical tradition and as a contemporary cultural form. more...

  • Salsa Risingby Juan Flores

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Salsa Rising provides the first full-length historical account of Latin Music in this city guided by close critical attention to issues of tradition and experimentation, authenticity and dilution, and the often clashing roles of cultural communities and the commercial recording industry in the shaping of musical practices and tastes. Author Juan Flores... more...

  • Pat Methenyby Mervyn Cooke

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1977-1984 offers a vivid account of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's first creative period, during which he recorded eleven albums for the European label ECM. This unique music reflects his passionate belief in the need to refashion jazz in ways which allow it to speak powerfully to a new generation, and the book provides... more...

  • An Annotated Bibliography of Jazz Fiction and Jazz Fiction Criticismby Richard Albert

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 40.00

    Albert provides a survey of the impact of jazz on both American and foreign fiction, along with an annotated listing of almost 400 short stories, novels, plays, and jazz fiction criticism. Access is augmented by an index of novels, plays, and short stories and by a general index. Albert examines the strong impact jazz and the blues have had on... more...

  • At the Jazz Band Ballby Nat Hentoff

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian—"I’m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"—has lived through much of jazz’s history and has known many of jazz’s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...

  • The Blue Momentby Richard Williams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'It is the most singular of sounds, yet among the most ubiquitous. It is the sound of isolation that has sold itself to millions.' Miles Davis's Kind of Blue is the best selling piece of music in the history of jazz, and for many listeners among the most haunting in all of twentieth-century music. It is also, notoriously, the only jazz album many... more...

  • Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boastsby Harriet Vyner; Jools Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.50

    Jools Holland has had a fascinating life. From playing on bomb sites as a boy in the East End, to skiving off school and then selling millions of records with Squeeze, the first twenty years of his life were eventful, chaotic and colourful. Then came The Tube with Paula Yates, the seminal live music programme that propelled him to fame. Over the following... more...