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Jazz

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 8.55

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

  • 30-Second Jazzby Dave Gelly

    The Ivy Press 2016; US$ 13.43

    Jazz can be difficult for the novice, but 30-Second Jazz proves the ideal companion for the newcomer to the subject, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to today’s global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon... more...

  • Madame Jazzby Leslie Gourse

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    Madame Jazz is a fascinating invitation to the inside world of women in jazz. Ranging primarily from the late 1970s to today's vanguard of performance jazz in New York City and on the West Coast, it chronicles a crucial time of transition as women make the leap from novelty acts regarded as second class citizens to sought-out professionals admired... more...

  • Jazz and Totalitarianismby Bruce Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Jazz and Totalitarianism examines jazz in a range of regimes that in significant ways may be described as totalitarian, historically covering the period from the Franco regime in Spain beginning in the 1930s to present day Iran and China. The book presents an overview of the two central terms and their development since their contemporaneous appearance... more...

  • Pat Patrickby Bill Banfield

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 42.00

    Musicologist Bill Banfield weaves a treasure trove of primary source material—including interviews with Patrick's family, friends, and associates—into a tapestry of Patrick’s remarkable life as the musical right hand of some of America’s greatest Black musical artists. more...

  • Jews and Jazzby Charles B Hersch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to explore and construct ethnic identities. The author... more...

  • Finding Bixby Brendan Wolfe

    University of Iowa Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to “cool” jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931—at the age of twenty-eight. It was this meteoric rise... more...

  • Diggingby Amiri Baraka

    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...

  • The Jazz Earby Ben Ratliff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 11.89

    An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece "Kind of Blue." Musicians are... 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...