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  • Jazz Mattersby David Ake

    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...

  • It Just Occurred to Me?by Humphrey Lyttelton

    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...

  • Jazz (Collins Need to Know?)by Bob Blumenthal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music. more...

  • I Wish You Loveby Gloria Lynne; Karen Chilton

    Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 7.99

    I Wish You Love is the inspiring story ofa courageous woman overcoming terrible adversities--a story of triumph over tragedy, of heartbreaking and heart-mending and a jazz career that would span four decades.It is also an important piece of American history, a first-hand account of the African-American music experience during the second half of... more...

  • The Making of Kind of Blueby Eric Nisenson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    From the moment it was recorded more than 40 years ago, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue was hailed as a jazz classic. To this day it remains the bestselling jazz album of all time, embraced by fans of all musical genres. The album represented a true watershed moment in jazz history, and helped to usher in the first great jazz revolution since bebop. ... more...

  • The Swing Bookby Degen Pener

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Ten years ago a revival of swing took place, originating in San Francisco, snowballing into today's international resurgence. This book presents the complete history of swing music and dancing, then and now. more...

  • A Love Supremeby Ashley Kahn; Elvin Jones

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 12.99

    Few albums in the canon of popular music have had the influence, resonance, and endurance of John Coltrane's 1965 classic A Love Supreme -a record that proved jazz was a fitting medium for spiritual exploration and for the expression of the sublime. Bringing the same fresh and engaging approach that characterized his critically acclaimed Kind of... more...

  • The Serious Jazz Practice Bookby SHER Music; Barry Finnerty

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 25.00

    All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well... more...

  • The Blues Scales - Eb Versionby SHER Music; Dan Greenblatt

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 16.00

    The only book that shows how the Blues Scales (Major and Minor) are used to create jazz solos. Designed to help beginners quickly learn how to create meaningful solos without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. Great transcriptions of solo phrases by Miles Davis, Dave Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, etc. showing how the Blues Scales... more...

  • Walking Bassicsby SHER Music; Ed Fuqua

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 16.00

    This book gives you all the basic principles underlying solid walking bass lines. Comprehensive, easy to understand, with page after page of great transcriptions of the author's walking lines on the accompanying CD. The CD of NY professional jazz players can also be used as a swinging play-along CD. Endorsed by Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Haslip, John Goldsby,... more...