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  • Reel Historyby Stephen Farina; Stephen Farina

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Striking visual account of jazz in the 1960s and 1970s 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...

  • The Jazz Earby Ben Ratliff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    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 Blues Scales - Eb Versionby SHER Music; Dan Greenblatt

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 16.00

    The only book that shows how the Blues Scales (Major and Minor) are used to create jazz solos. Designed to help beginners quickly learn how to create meaningful solos without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. Great transcriptions of solo phrases by Miles Davis, Dave Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, etc. showing how the Blues Scales... more...

  • Walking Bassicsby SHER Music; Ed Fuqua

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 16.00

    This book gives you all the basic principles underlying solid walking bass lines. Comprehensive, easy to understand, with page after page of great transcriptions of the author's walking lines on the accompanying CD. The CD of NY professional jazz players can also be used as a swinging play-along CD. Endorsed by Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Haslip, John Goldsby,... more...

  • The Jazz Piano Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 27.00

    The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping... more...

  • Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1by SHER Music; Randy Vincent

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 21.00

    Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle of chord voicings. In this book, veteran guitarist Randy Vincent explains exactly how you can get that same sound too. Endorsed by Julian Lage,... more...

  • Metaphors for the Musicianby SHER Music; Randy Halberstadt

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 23.00

    This practical and enlightening book gives insight into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship---scale/chord theory, composing techniques, analyzing tunes, practice strategies, etc. For any level of player, on any instrument. Endorsed by Jessica Wiliams, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill mays, etc. more...