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  • Herbie Hancock: Possibilitiesby Herbie Hancock; Lisa Dickey

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing... more...

  • Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Manby Marcus Baram

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Best known for his 1970 polemic ?The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,? Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting, observant lyrics in such singles as "The Bottle" and "Johannesburg" provide a time capsule for a decade marked by turbulence, uncertainty,... more...

  • The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000by Thomas W. Jacobsen

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was ?ready for its new Golden Age.? Thomas W. Jacobsen?s The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970?2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor?s prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging... more...

  • Footprintsby Michelle Mercer

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.95

    Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has not only left his footprints on our musical terrain, he has created a body of work that is a monument to artistic imagination. Throughout Shorter's extraordinary fifty-year career, his compositions have helped define the sounds of each distinct era in the history of jazz. Filled with musical analysis by... more...

  • An Annotated Bibliography of Jazz Fiction and Jazz Fiction Criticismby Richard N. Albert

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 116.00

    Albert provides a survey of the impact of jazz on both American and foreign fiction, along with an annotated listing of almost 400 short stories, novels, plays, and jazz fiction criticism. Access is augmented by an index of novels, plays, and short stories and by a general index.||Albert examines the strong impact jazz and the blues have had on fiction.... more...

  • At the Jazz Band Ballby Nat Hentoff

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian?"I?m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"?has lived through much of jazz?s history and has known many of jazz?s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...

  • The Jazz Imageby Heather K. Pinson

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Typically a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal prerequisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to his instrument. That's the jazz archetype that photography created. Author K. Heather Pinson discovers how such a steadfast script developed visually... more...

  • Michael Bubleby Juliet Peel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 21.60

    Michael Bublé is an international singing sensation. Since his debut in 2003, he has sold 18 million albums, won numerous awards (including a Grammy), reached the top 10 in the UK charts with his first album, ?Michael Bublé?, and the top 50 of the Billboard 200 album charts for the same CD. His second album, ?It?s Time?, was more successful still,... more...

  • Michael Bubleby Juliet Peel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    Michael Bublé is an international singing sensation. Since his debut in 2003, he has sold 18 million albums, won numerous awards (including a Grammy), reached the top 10 in the UK charts with his first album, ?Michael Bublé?, and the top 50 of the Billboard 200 album charts for the same CD. His second album, ?It?s Time?, was more successful still,... more...

  • The Swing Eraby Gunther Schuller

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 21.99

    Here is the book jazz lovers have eagerly awaited, the second volume of Gunther Schuller's monumental The History of Jazz. When the first volume, Early Jazz, appeared two decades ago, it immediately established itself as one of the seminal works on American music. Nat Hentoff called it "a remarkable breakthrough in musical analysis of jazz,"... more...