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Jazz

  • Experiencing 'Flow' in Jazz Performanceby Elina Hytönen-Ng

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The term 'flow' refers to experiences where the musician moves into a consciousness in which time seems to be suspended and perception of reality is blurred by unconscious forces. An essential part of the jazz tradition, which often serves as the foundation of the musician's identity, flow is recognised within the greater jazz community as a critical... more...

  • Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazzby Robert Hodson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazz Performance offers a new and exciting way to listen to and understand jazz. When describing a performance, most jazz writers focus on the improvised lines of the soloist and their underlying harmonic progressions. This approach overlooks the basic fact that when you listen to jazz, you almost never... more...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920 when the genre first arrived in Britain. This groundbreaking book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. More than this, though, the chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance... more...

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers... more...

  • King of Ragtimeby Edward A. Berlin

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriterby Katherine Williams; Justin A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    This Companion explores the historical and theoretical contexts of the singer-songwriter tradition, and includes case studies of singer-songwriters from Thomas d'Urfey through to Kanye West. more...

  • Salsa Risingby Juan Flores

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Salsa Rising provides the first full-length historical account of Latin Music in this city guided by close critical attention to issues of tradition and experimentation, authenticity and dilution, and the often clashing roles of cultural communities and the commercial recording industry in the shaping of musical practices and tastes. Author Juan Flores... more...

  • Really the Bluesby Mezz Mezzrow; Bernard Wolfe; Ben Ratliff

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 17.95

    Mezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix... more...

  • Improvisation and Music Educationby Ajay Heble; Mark Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can help teachers and students to communicate more effectively;... more...

  • 30-Second Jazzby Dave Gelly

    The Ivy Press 2016; US$ 13.43

    Jazz can be difficult for the novice, but 30-Second Jazz proves the ideal companion for the newcomer to the subject, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to today?s global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon... more...