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  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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$ 95.00

    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...

  • Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937by Zedong Mao; Nick Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    New and annotated translations of philosophical essays written by Mao Zedong in 1937, which have come to be regarded as a cornerstone in the development of Chinese Marxism. The editor analyzes their textual, philosophical and historical significance. more...

  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Colemanby Stephen Rush

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman’s musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and musicologists. Yet this book offers a clear and thorough... more...

  • Duke Ellingtonby Peter Gammond

    G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 2.99

    Though first published in 1987, the Duke’s music is timeless, and this excellent book, written by musicologist Peter Gammond, is now available as a modestly priced ebook. With numerous black & white historic photos, the readable narrative provides a chronological history of Duke Ellington’s musical career starting as a part time pianist at Washington’s... more...

  • Miles Davis, Miles Smiles, and the Invention of Post Bopby Jeremy Yudkin

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Focusing on one of the legendary musicians in jazz, this book examines Miles Davis's often overlooked music of the mid-1960s with a close examination of the evolution of a new style: post bop. Jeremy Yudkin traces Davis's life and work during a period when the trumpeter was struggling with personal and musical challenges only to emerge once again... more...

  • The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albumsby Will Friedwald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 40.00

    From the author of A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers --an illuminating, deeply personal survey of the greatest twentieth-century jazz and pop albums: the gold standard for generations of musicians, singers, and listeners.      Each of the fifty-seven albums Will Friedwald discusses here captures the artist at the best, though... more...