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  • John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedomby Leonard Brown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    John Coltrane's unique and powerful saxophone sound is commonly recognized among scholars and fans of Black American music and jazz as having a "spiritual" nature, imbued with the performer's soul, which deeply touches musicians and listeners worldwide. This revered and respected musician created new standards, linked tradition with... more...

  • Jade Visionsby Helene LaFaro-Fernandez

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 19.96

    Presents the biography of Scott LaFaro, one of twentieth century's most influential jazz musicians, and bassist. more...

  • Talking Swingby Sheila Tracy

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 23.98

    From Palace to Palais, the musicians who played in the big bands tell their own stories, bringing to life an unforgettable era. Pre-war reminiscences give an insight into a never-to-be-forgotten era, when London's nightclubs were the haunts of the aristocracy and of royalty, and the Prince of Wales would jump at any opportunity to play... more...

  • George Russellby Duncan Heining

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    All this makes for a good read and a handy companion for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in Russell's work?. George Russell: The Story of an American Composer gives one a good handle on that aspect of Russell's life. more...

  • Coltraneby Ben Ratliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 19.99

    John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement that makes him so prized forty years after his death? What were the factors that helped Coltrane become who he was? And what would a John Coltrane look like now--or are we looking for the wrong signs? In this deftly written, riveting study, New York Times... more...

  • Music, Movies, Meanings, and Marketsby Morris Holbrook

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets focuses on macromarketing-related aspects of film music in general and on the cinemusical role of ambi-diegetic jazz in particular.? The book examines other work on music in motion pictures which has dealt primarily with the traditional distinction between nondiegetic film music (background music that comes from... more...

  • 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...

  • Harlem Jazz Adventuresby Timme Rosenkrantz; Fradley Hamilton Garner

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    Garner has done a terrific job of translating the writing of Rosenkrantz to the English. The text is highly readable, and makes Rosenkrantz?s passion for jazz come alive on every page. Garner?s footnotes are concise, and put the stories related by Rosenkrantz into perspective. Placing them at the end of each chapter, rather than the usual placement... 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...