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  • 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...

  • New Atlantisby John Swenson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 13.99

    At its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That's the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful... more...

  • Open Skyby Eric Nisenson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Sonny Rollins is arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist that jazz has produced. He began his musical career at the tender age of eleven, and within five short years he was playing with the legendary Thelonius Monk. In the late forties (before his twenty-first birthday), Rollins was in full swing, recording with jazz luminaries such as Charlie... more...

  • Owning Upby George Melly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    This single volume includes three famous memoirs - Scouse Mouse, Rum, Bum & Concertina and Owning Up, with a new introduction by the author. Scouse Mouse is a funny and frequently touching story of the author's 1930s childhood in a middle-class Liverpudlian household. Rum, Bum & Concertina, the naval equivalent of wine, women and song, describes Melly's... more...

  • The Penguin Jazz Guideby Brian Morton; Richard Cook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 38.38

    The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans... more...

  • The Product of Our Soulsby David Gilbert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe... 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...

  • 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...

  • Singers and the Song IIby Gene Lees

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic volume is available in an expanded edition that retains a number of famous pieces from the original volume, including his marvelous essay on lyric writing, his piece on the art... more...

  • So You Want to Sing Jazzby Jan Shapiro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99

    In So You Want to Sing Jazz , singer and professor of voice Jan Shapiro gives a guided tour through the art and science of the jazz vocal style. Throughout, Shapiro hones in on what makes jazz singing distinctive, suggesting along the way how other types of singers can make use of jazz. She looks at such key matters in jazz singing as the role... more...