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- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99
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...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50
The new phenomenon of jazz music took the world by storm in the 1920s and 1930s. Yet from the outset jazz was much more than just a musical genre: it has always drawn upon and interacted with visual media. This book provides a timely analysis and history of jazz onscreen, by examining works in which the artistry and intelligence of great musicians... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 2.99
Though first published in 1987, the Duke?s music is timeless, and this excellent book, written by musicologist Peter Gammond, is now available as a modestly priced ebook. With numerous black & white historic photos, the readable narrative provides a chronological history of Duke Ellington?s musical career starting as a part time pianist at Washington?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95
Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman?s musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and musicologists. Yet this book offers a clear and thorough... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99
An examination of the musical, religious, and political landscape of black New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina, this revised edition looks at how these factors play out in a new millennium of global apartheid. Richard Brent Turner explores the history and contemporary significance of second lines?the group of dancers who follow the first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95
Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to explore and construct ethnic identities. The author... more...