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- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99
Musicologist Bill Banfield weaves a treasure trove of primary source material?including interviews with Patrick's family, friends, and associates?into a tapestry of Patrick?s remarkable life as the musical right hand of some of America?s greatest Black musical artists. more...
- Octopus 2016; US$ 31.99
Putting the style in your stylus, Vinyl Me, Please is more than your average book of music recommendations. Brought to you by the vinyl subscription club of the same name - 'the best damn record club there is'* - Vinyl Me, Please is a lively, visually handsome guide to the 100 albums you need to own on vinyl and why, with added extras: cocktail... more...
- Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd 2016; US$ 2.99
The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan?s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00
New and annotated translations of philosophical essays written by Mao Zedong in 1937, which have come to be regarded as a cornerstone in the development of Chinese Marxism. The editor analyzes their textual, philosophical and historical significance. more...