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  • Hear Me Talkin' to Yaby Nat Shapiro; Nat Hentoff

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "A work of considerable substance." ? The New Yorker . In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years. Includes excerpts from hundreds of personal interviews, letters, tapes, and articles. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Piano Masterclass: The Drop 2 Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 15.00

    The most comprehensive book ever written on how to create the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing used by masters like McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, etc. In this book, world-renowned pianist and educator Mark Levine provides a step-by-step, beginning to advanced, masterclass on how to create, practice and extend... more...

  • The Jazz Sceneby Eric Hobsbawm

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    From 1955-65 the historian Eric Hobsbawm took the pseudonym 'Francis Newton' and wrote a monthly column for the New Statesman on jazz - music he had loved ever since discovering it as a boy in 1933 ('the year Adolf Hitler took power in Germany'). Hobsbawm's column led to his writing a critical history, The Jazz Scene (1959). This enhanced... more...

  • The Jazz Theory Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated... more...

  • Kansas City Lightningby Stanley Crouch

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American... more...

  • Knowing Jazzby Ken Prouty

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Ken Prouty argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz's identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist, critic, or fan understands jazz differently, based on each individual's unique experiences and insights. Through playing, listening, reading, and talking about... more...

  • Magician of the Modernby Eugene R. Gaddis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural mecca that would become the talk... more...