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  • Glorious Days and Nightsby Herb Snitzer; Dan Morgenstern

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the fifty-year career of jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964. A photojournalist for Life, Look, and Fortune , Snitzer was the photo editor and later associate editor of the influential jazz magazine Metronome . During the 1960s,... more...

  • The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensemblesby Bob Gluck

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Miles Davis?s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis?s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet. In this book, jazz... more...

  • An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musiciansby Benjamin Franklin V

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive guide to the men and women who contributed to and defined the musical roots of South Carolina 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 Imperfect Artby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 24.99

    Taking a wide-ranging approach rare in jazz criticism, Ted Gioia draws upon fields as disparate as literary criticism, art history, sociology, and aesthetic philosophy in order to place jazz within the turbulent cultural environment of the twentieth century. He argues that because improvisation--the essence of jazz--must often fail under the pressure... more...

  • Different Drummersby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99

    In Different Drummers , Michael Kater explores the underground history of jazz in Hitler's Germany. He offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the Nazis, jazz was an especially threatening form of expression. In tracing the growth of what would become a bold and eloquent form... more...

  • Salsa Risingby Juan Flores

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Salsa Rising provides the first full-length historical account of Latin Music in this city guided by close critical attention to issues of tradition and experimentation, authenticity and dilution, and the often clashing roles of cultural communities and the commercial recording industry in the shaping of musical practices and tastes. Author Juan Flores... more...

  • Pressed for All Timeby Michael Jarrett

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Histories of jazz slight record producers. They are invisible?generally unknown and seldom acknowledged. And yet, we have a jazz canon?those recordings that define an artform?because of the contributions of producers: such as, Milt Gabler, George Avakian, Bob Weinstock, Lester Koenig, Orrin Keepnews, Esmond Edwards, Creed Taylor, Don Schlitten, Teo... more...

  • Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazzby Robert Hodson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazz Performance offers a new and exciting way to listen to and understand jazz. When describing a performance, most jazz writers focus on the improvised lines of the soloist and their underlying harmonic progressions. This approach overlooks the basic fact that when you listen to jazz, you almost never... more...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920 when the genre first arrived in Britain. This groundbreaking book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. More than this, though, the chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance... more...