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  • Born to Playby Thomas P. Hustad

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 94.99

    A fascinating document, invaluable not only for those who regarded Ruby as one of the marvels of jazz ? it is also a chronicle of one man?s fierce determination to create beauty in a world that sometimes seemed oblivious to it. Many large-scale works of scholarship are thorough but cold, and the reader feels the chill. Others have adulation intrude... more...

  • Bandboxby Thomas Mallon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

    From the author of Henry and Clara , a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age. Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat ?Joe? Harris, the magazine has a masthead... more...

  • Tiger Ragby Nicholas Christopher

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    Nicholas Christopher is the author of five previous novels: The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, Franklin Flyer, and The Bestiary; eight books of poetry, including his new and selected poems, Crossing the Equator; and a book on film noir, Somewhere in the Night . He lives in New York City. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Jazzby John S. Davis

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In compiling this useful research tool, Davis (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) draws on a deep knowledge of jazz. The 1,500-plus entries include important musicians, terms, places, and events. While terms such as "Blues" and "Bebop" are afforded short entries, "Jazz" does not appear in the dictionary proper. Instead, Davis provides a brief but informative... 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...

  • Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concertby Catherine Tackley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America's venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert - widely considered one of the most significant events in American music history - helped to usher jazz and swing music into the American cultural mainstream. This reputation has been perpetuated... more...

  • Harmonicas, Harps and Heavy Breathersby Kim Field

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 17.99

    This definitive volume celebrates the harmonica's illustrious history, focusing on every musical genre that has felt the harp's impact. more...

  • Jazz Arrangingby Norman David

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 54.99

    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 Greats Speakby Roland Baggenæs

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 40.99

    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...