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  • Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime for Pianoby John Alden Carpenter; George Herriman; Howard Pollack

    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...

  • The Making of Kind of Blueby Eric Nisenson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Reading Jazzby Robert Gottlieb

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00

    The New York Times Book Review "Alluring. . . . Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred, more vividly than any other jazz anthology to date."-- Chicago Tribune No musical idiom has inspired more fine writing than jazz, and nowhere has that writing been presented with greater comprehensiveness... more...

  • Reel Historyby Stephen Farina; Stephen Farina

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Striking visual account of jazz in the 1960s and 1970s more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 11.99

    In early 2005, an engineer at the Library of Congress accidentally discovered, in an unmarked box, the recording of Thelonious Monk's and John Coltrane's performance at a 1957 benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. Long considered one of the most important musical meetings in modern jazz, Monk's and Coltrane's work together during a scant... more...

  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Bookby SHER Music; Roberta Radley

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 23.00

    All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs. The audio portion... more...

  • The Blue Momentby Richard Williams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.99

    The essential companion to one of the most influential albums of all time. more...

  • The Blues Scales - C 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...

  • 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...

  • But Beautifulby Geoff Dyer

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. . . In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but... more...