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  • Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65by Kenny Mathieson

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79

    Following on from Giant Steps, comes the second instalment in Kenny Mathieson's series of jazz histories. Cookin' examines the birth and development of two of the key jazz styles of the post-war era, hard bop and its related offshoot, soul jazz. Hard bop was the most exciting jazz style of its day, and remains at the core of the modern jazz mainstream... more...

  • Creating Jazz Counterpointby Vic Hobson

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    The book Jazzmen (1939) claimed New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz and introduced the legend of Buddy Bolden as the "First Man of Jazz." Much of the information that the book relied on came from a highly controversial source: Bunk Johnson. He claimed to have played with Bolden and that together they had pioneered jazz. Johnson made many recordings... 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...

  • An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musiciansby Benjamin Franklin V

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive guide to the men and women who contributed to and defined the musical roots of South Carolina more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Richard J. Lawn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical... more...

  • Forward Motionby SHER Music; Hal Galper

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 24.00

    The same notes can sound square or swinging, depending on how the music is phrased. This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff phrasing with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling. In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how... more...

  • Foundation Exercises For Bassby SHER Music; Chuck Sher

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 19.00

    This book is designed to teach the fundamentals of bass playing to anyone, regardless of the style of music or level of the player. For electric or acoustic bass, it shows how to practice scales, arpeggios, rhythms, ear training, bass line construction, and more in a creative way that makes learning to play music fun! Endorsed by Marc Johnson, Larry... more...

  • Giant Stepsby Kenny Mathieson

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79

    Giant Steps examines the most important figures in the creation of modern jazz, detailing the emergence of bebop through the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Using this as its starting point, Giant Steps subsequently delves into the developments of jazz composition, modal jazz and free jazz. The... more...

  • Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Manby Marcus Baram

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A biography of highly esteemed soul and jazz artist Gil Scott-Heron. more...

  • Glorious Days and Nightsby Herb Snitzer; Dan Morgenstern

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the fifty-year career of jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964. A photojournalist for Life, Look, and Fortune , Snitzer was the photo editor and later associate editor of the influential jazz magazine Metronome . During the 1960s,... more...