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- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95
Praise for Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth ?Mr. Szwed, the author of acclaimed studies of Miles Davis, Sun Ra and folklorist Alan Lomax, is at his best when excavating hidden stories behind some of the more durable pillars of the Holiday legend.? ?The Wall Street Journal ? Revelatory . . . Szwed?s book is one of the... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2012; US$ 8.74
The legendary band leader and jazz trumpeter, broadcaster and humorist looks back at his extraordinarily rich and varied life and the many colourful characters he has known and played with - from Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong. He also recalls his early life as the son of a famous housemaster at Eton, where he was educated. more...
- Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.58
The jazz paradox: why has an art that has so transformed the world?s music in barely 100 years, remained so widely misunderstood? Jazz shines light on the subject for those intrigued by its influence and creativity, but also mystified by its occasionally esoteric habits. From charting the first wave of jazz to breaking down its full history, Jazz... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
The first single-volume publication of the out-of-print original and revised versions of a unique out-of-print jazz pantomime. Based on Krazy Kat , George Herriman's hugely influential newspaper comic strip, the score features original illustrations by the cartoonist himself. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 4.99
Jazz: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the worlds music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 24.95
For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times,... more...