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

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • Salsa Risingby Juan Flores

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    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...

  • Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazzby Robert Hodson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; 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 Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers... 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...

  • Experiencing 'Flow' in Jazz Performanceby Elina Hytönen-Ng

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The term 'flow' refers to experiences where the musician moves into a consciousness in which time seems to be suspended and perception of reality is blurred by unconscious forces. An essential part of the jazz tradition, which often serves as the foundation of the musician's identity, flow is recognised within the greater jazz community as a critical... more...

  • Ragtimeby Edward Berlin

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Ragtime, the jaunty, toe-tapping music that captivated American society from the 1890s through World War I, forms the roots of America?s popular musical expression. But the understanding of ragtime and its era has been clouded by a history of murky impressions, half-truths, and inventive fictions. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History cuts through... more...

  • Jazz and Postwar French Identityby Elizabeth Vihlen McGregor

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    In the decades following World War II, French jazz audiences engaged in a process that both challenged and reinforced ideas about their own nation and culture. By negotiating subjects such as youth culture, gender expectations, American consumer society, citizenship, racism, civil rights, and decolonization, the French jazz public expressed important... more...