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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jazzby Scott DeVeaux; Gary Giddins

    W. W. Norton & Company 2009; US$ 39.19

    A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors?a leading scholar and a respected critic. more...

  • 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...

  • The Jazz Standardsby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 26.99

    Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 16.00

    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...