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Jazz

  • 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...

  • 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...