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Jazz

  • War in the History of Economic Thoughtby Yukihiro Ikeda; Annalisa Rosselli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Even after the experience of WWII and despite the existence of various institutions such as United Nations to avoid conflict between nations, we have not succeeded in making a world free from war. The Cold War, the Vietnam War, the intervention of the superpowers in local conflicts and the spread of terrorism have made this all too clear. This... more...

  • The Library of Jazz Pianoby Wise Publications

    Music Sales 2017; US$ 16.49

    The Library of Jazz Piano is a unique collection of some of the finest Jazz Piano pieces of all time. Intended for intermediate-Advanced players, here is a treasure trove of legendary greats, including pieces by Hoagy Carmichael , Michel Legrand , Richard Rodgers , Louis Armstrong , Duke Ellington , Jerome Kern and more. With a clear and... more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Explores in depth how Francophone African authors and filmmakers have negotiated the French construction of jazz as the medium of an exoticized and radical alterity. more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 62.49

    Pim Higginson draws on race theory, aesthetics, cultural studies, musicology, and postcolonial studies to examine the convergence of aesthetics and race in Western thought and to explore its impact onFrancophone African literature. France's "tumulte noir," the jazz craze between the two world wars, consolidated an aesthetic model present in Western... more...

  • Pat Methenyby Mervyn Cooke

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1977-1984 offers a vivid account of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's first creative period, during which he recorded eleven albums for the European label ECM. This unique music reflects his passionate belief in the need to refashion jazz in ways which allow it to speak powerfully to a new generation, and the book provides... more...

  • Improvising Improvisationby Gary Peters

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    There is an ever-increasing number of books on improvisation, ones that richly recount experiences in the heat of the creative moment, theorize on the essence of improvisation, and offer convincing arguments for improvisation’s impact across a wide range of human activity. This book is nothing like that. In a provocative and at times moving experiment,... more...

  • New Jazz Conceptionsby Roger Fagge; Nicolas Pillai

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice is an edited collection that captures the cutting edge of British jazz studies in the early twenty-first century, highlighting the developing methodologies and growing interdisciplinary nature of the field. In particular, the collection breaks down barriers previously maintained between jazz historians,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordingsby Steve Sullivan; Dave Marsh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 190.00

    This masterful survey covers all genres of popular music, from pop, rock, soul, and country to jazz, blues, classic vocals, hip-hop, folk, gospel, and ethnic/world music. Collectors will find detailed discographical data while music lovers will appreciate the detailed commentaries and deep research on the songs, their recording, and the artists.... more...

  • 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...