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- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99
This book tells the first story of the life and works for Scott Joplin. In its expanded second edition, the book goes far beyond the original publication in uncovering details of the composer's life and insights into his music. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...