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Jazz

  • Ella Fitzgeraldby STUART NICHOLSON

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then... more...

  • The Bells of Russiaby Edward V. Williams

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.00

    This generously illustrated book records the story of Russia's bells--the thousands of awe inspiring instruments that gave voice to the visual splendors of Russian Orthodoxy and to the political aspirations of the tsars. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • But Beautifulby Geoff Dyer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down... 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...

  • Jazz (Collins Need to Know?)by Bob Blumenthal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music. more...

  • Jazz (Collins Need to Know?)by Bob Blumenthal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music. more...

  • Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Musicby Dean Alger

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 19.96

    Lonnie Johnson (1894?1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father?s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving... more...

  • Softly, With Feelingby Edward Berger

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    "Joe Wilder set the table. His struggles made it easier for me and many others."--From the Foreword by Wynton Marsalis   Trumpeter Joe Wilder is distinguished for his achievements in both the jazz and classical worlds. He was a founding member of the Symphony of the New World, where he played first trumpet, and he performed as lead trumpet... more...

  • Creating Jazz Counterpointby Vic Hobson

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 150.00

    A full study of Buddy Bolden and Bunk Johnson confirming their roles in the real blues roots of New Orleans jazz more...

  • Reading Jazzby Robert Gottlieb

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00

    The New York Times Book Review "Alluring. . . . Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred, more vividly than any other jazz anthology to date."-- Chicago Tribune No musical idiom has inspired more fine writing than jazz, and nowhere has that writing been presented with greater comprehensiveness... more...