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Jazz

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  • Billie Holidayby John Szwed

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.95

    Praise for Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth ?Mr. Szwed, the author of acclaimed studies of Miles Davis, Sun Ra and folklorist Alan Lomax, is at his best when excavating hidden stories behind some of the more durable pillars of the Holiday legend.? ?The Wall Street Journal   ? Revelatory . . . Szwed?s book is one of the... 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 Knowledge: Jazzby John Fordham

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.58

    The jazz paradox: why has an art that has so transformed the world?s music in barely 100 years, remained so widely misunderstood? Jazz shines light on the subject for those intrigued by its influence and creativity, but also mystified by its occasionally esoteric habits. From charting the first wave of jazz to breaking down its full history, Jazz... more...

  • 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...

  • Jazzby Mark Tucker; Travis Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    Jazz: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is 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...

  • 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...

  • Jazzby Scott DeVeaux; Gary Giddins

    W. W. Norton & Company 2009; US$ 56.95

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

  • 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...

  • A Love Supremeby Ashley Kahn; Elvin Jones

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    "The emotions I experienced while reading Ashley Kahn's A Love Supreme gave me a feeling of beauty, elegance, excellence, grace and dignity. I congratulate him for a supreme effort well done." (Carlos Santana) more...