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Jazz

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  • But Beautifulby Geoff Dyer

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. . . In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concertby Peter Elsdon

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In Keith Jarrett's The K?ln Concert, Peter Elsdon presents, for the first time, a detailed musical account of Keith Jarrett's best-selling The K?ln Concert. It explores the way in which Jarrett developed the format of the solo improvised concert, and looks at the subsequent reception of the record. more...

  • Stockton to Maloneby Roland Lazenby

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1998; US$ 7.99

    This is the hardest working team in the NBA ? the Utah Jazz. Led by iron men Karl Malone, John Stockton and coach Jerry Sloan. Go behind the scenes to reveal the unparalleled competitiveness of a collection of over-achieving players and their demanding coach, whose never-say-die efforts have captured the hearts of the entire state of Utah and basketball... 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...

  • Kansas City Lightningby Stanley Crouch

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    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...

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hallby Gabriel Solis

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall is an historical, cultural, and analytical study of the album by the same name. Recorded in 1957, but lost until 2005, it is a particularly interesting lens through which to view jazz both as a historical tradition and as a contemporary cultural form. more...

  • Jazz Changesby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far reaching discussions of musicians and their music. The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an... 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...