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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 4.99
An historical survey of jazz. This ebook is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world?s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95
At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians adopted a variety of strategies to cope with the cultural and social assumptions... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 39.99
F. Scott Fitzgerald named it, Louis Armstrong launched it, Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson orchestrated it, and now Arnold Shaw chronicles this fabulous era in The Jazz Age . Spicing his account with lively anecdotes and inside stories, he describes the astonishing outpouring of significant musical innovations that emerged during the "Roaring... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...