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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists and informed by John Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's unique and varied music scene, New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic. The book follows some of New Orleans's most gifted musicians--including... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99
In Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert, Peter Elsdon presents, for the first time, a detailed musical account of Keith Jarrett's best-selling The Köln 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 11.89
An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to do, and Miles Davis famously gave his group only the barest instructions before recording his masterpiece "Kind of Blue." Musicians are... more...