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  • Pioneers of Jazzby Lawrence Gushee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99

    Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...

  • Tiger Ragby Nicholas Christopher

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    Veronica and A Trip to the Stars returns with a dazzling new novel based on one of the great legends of musical history.   New Orleans, 1900. The virtuoso cornet player Charles ?Buddy? Bolden invents jazz, but after a life consumed by tragedy, the groundbreaking sound of his horn vanishes with him. Rumors persist, though, that Bolden recorded... more...

  • Bandboxby Thomas Mallon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

    From the author of Henry and Clara , a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age. Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat ?Joe? Harris, the magazine has a masthead... more...

  • Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concertby Catherine Tackley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America's venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert - widely considered one of the most significant events in American music history - helped to usher jazz and swing music into the American cultural mainstream. This reputation has been perpetuated... more...

  • Mingus Speaksby John Goodman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...

  • The Influence of John Coltrane’s Music on Improvising Saxophonistsby Andrew N. Sugg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 179.95

    This book investigates the influence of Coltrane’s music on the improvising of post-Coltrane saxophonist by inspecting selected improvisations of Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman and comparing them to improvisations by Coltrane on the same repertoire piece. more...

  • The Musical Novelby Emily Petermann

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    Analyzes two groups of "musical novels" -- novels that take music as a model for their construction -- including jazz novels by Toni Morrison and Michael Ondaatje, and novels based on Bach's Goldberg Variations. more...

  • Jazzwomen Speakby Wayne Enstice; Janis Stockhouse

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    A woman in jazz. How was she treated on- and offstage? What was it like to play with Dizzy Gillespie or Charlie Parker? What was the breakthrough moment in her career? How did she balance her personal and professional life? In six illuminating interviews, female jazz musicians answer these questions and more, discussing the challenges of being a woman... more...

  • Translating Jazz Into Poetryby Erik Redling

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    The study develops a new theoretical approach to the relationship between two media (jazz music and writing) and demonstrates its explanatory power with the help of a rich sampling of jazz poems. Challenging the mimetic approach to intermediality, this book promotes a cognitive metaphor model that allows readers to discover the innovative ways poets... more...

  • Revolt into Styleby George Melly

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    'The first serious attempt to analyse pop culture by someone who was part of it.' Julian Mitchell, Guardian The redoubtable George Melly (1926-2007): flamboyant jazz singer, sexually ambiguous raconteur, prodigiously gifted critic. In the early sixties, at the birth of what we now recognise as the pop revolution, Melly began work as a broadsheet... more...