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Jazz

  • Portraits in Jazzby Howard Reich

    Agate Digital 2014;

    Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald, to profiles of the early masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, this book... 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...

  • The Influence of John Coltrane’s Music on Improvising Saxophonistsby Andrew N. Sugg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 179.95

    This book investigates the influence of Coltrane’s music on the improvising of post-Coltrane saxophonist by inspecting selected improvisations of Jerry Bergonzi and David Liebman and comparing them to improvisations by Coltrane on the same repertoire piece. more...

  • Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parkerby Yusef Komunyakaa; Sandy Evans; Christopher Williams; Miriam Zolin; Sascha Feinstein

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    A collaborative tribute of words and music reflecting the tension and beauty of jazz more...

  • Clawing at the Limits of Coolby Salim Washington; Farah Jasmine Griffin

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    When the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over well-known, respected saxophonists such as Sonny Rollins to pick out the young, still untested John Coltrane. What might have seemed like a minor decision at the time would instead set the course not just for each of their careers but... more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Michael Stephans

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument?offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Throughout,... more...

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hallby Gabriel Solis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 15.99

    In early 2005, an engineer at the Library of Congress accidentally discovered, in an unmarked box, the recording of Thelonious Monk's and John Coltrane's performance at a 1957 benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. Long considered one of the most important musical meetings in modern jazz, Monk's and Coltrane's work together during a scant... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordingsby Steve Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 199.99

    The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the... more...