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  • Jews and Jazzby Charles B Hersch

    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...

  • Diggingby Amiri Baraka

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    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...

  • The Jazz Earby Ben Ratliff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 12.74

    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 Serious Jazz Practice Bookby SHER Music; Barry Finnerty

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 25.00

    All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well... 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...

  • The Serious Jazz Book IIby SHER Music; Barry Finnerty

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 25.00

    Starting where he left off with his "Serious Jazz Practice Book," guitar legend Barry Finnerty has created another woodshed classic for all jazz soloists. Recording artist with Miles Davis, the Brecker Bros., etc., Barry shows how to become a better improviser by melodically mastering the individual chords used in jazz, how they connect with each... more...