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Jazz

  • Finding Bixby Brendan Wolfe

    University of Iowa Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to ?cool? jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931?at the age of twenty-eight. It was this meteoric rise... more...

  • Duke Ellington Studiesby John Howland

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book surveys the breadth, richness, and meaning of Duke Ellington's celebrated career, examining his impact on jazz music and its surrounding culture. more...

  • Changing the Tuneby Carolyn Glenn Brewer

    University of North Texas Press 2017; US$ 23.96

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  • Jazz Italian Styleby Anna Harwell Celenza

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 36.00

    This book examines the arrival of jazz in Italy, its reception and development and how its distinct style influenced musicians in America. more...

  • Translating Jazz Into Poetryby Erik Redling

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as... more...

  • Message to Our Folksby Paul Steinbeck

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Formed in 1966 and flourishing until 2010, the Art Ensemble distinguished itself by its unique performance practices?members played hundreds of instruments on stage, recited poetry, performed theatrical... more...

  • Walking Bass Guitar Linesby Gareth Evans

    Intuition Publications 2017; US$ 3.99

    15 Original Walking Bass Guitar lines in tablature and notation for the intermediate to advanced bassist. more...

  • Reaching Beyondby Herbie Hancock; Daisaku Ikeda; Wayne Shorter

    Middleway Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    In Reaching Beyond, Buddhist thinker and activist Daisaku Ikeda explores the origins, development,and international influence of jazz with legendary artists Herbie Hancockand Wayne Shorter.Reflecting on their lives and careers, Mr. Hancock and Mr. Shorter sharethe lessons they have learned from their musical mentors, including MilesDavis and Art Blakey,... more...

  • The American Songbookby Ann van der Merwe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 42.00

    The American Songbook explores key aspects of individual song's popularizations, addressing how and why the tradition of standards was eventually usurped by rock and roll in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as how it has continued to hold historic, nostalgic, and contemporary value for listeners. more...

  • Loft Jazzby Michael C. Heller

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan. Loft Jazz provides the first book-length... more...