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Jazz

  • "Do You Know...?"by Robert R. Faulkner; Howard S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, ?Do you know ?Body and Soul????and from there the subtle craft of playing the... more...

  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Bookby SHER Music; Roberta Radley

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 23.00

    All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs. The audio portion... more...

  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Bookby SHER Music; Roberta Radley

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 23.00

    All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs. The audio portion... more...

  • 30-Second Jazzby Dave Gelly

    The Ivy Press 2016; US$ 13.43

    Jazz can be difficult for the novice, but 30-Second Jazz proves the ideal companion for the newcomer to the subject, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to today?s global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon... more...

  • The Amazing Bud Powellby Guthrie P. Ramsey

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century?s most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicians of all stripes to higher standards of performance. Yet... more...

  • American Popular Music in Britain's Rajby Bradley G. Shope

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 85.00

    The first systematic study to address the character and scope of American popular music in India during British rule. more...

  • The American Songbookby Ann van der Merwe

    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...

  • An Annotated Bibliography of Jazz Fiction and Jazz Fiction Criticismby Richard Albert

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 40.00

    Albert provides a survey of the impact of jazz on both American and foreign fiction, along with an annotated listing of almost 400 short stories, novels, plays, and jazz fiction criticism. Access is augmented by an index of novels, plays, and short stories and by a general index. Albert examines the strong impact jazz and the blues have had on... more...

  • Annual Review of Jazz Studies 14by Edward Berger; Henry Martin; Dan Morgenstern; Evan Spring; George Bassett

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    The Annual Review of Jazz Studies (ARJS) is a journal providing a forum for the ever expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to cultural interpretation. This 14th issue contains four articles that contravene accepted precepts of jazz orthodoxy: John Howland traces the connection between Duke Ellington's... more...

  • Anything Goesby Lucy Moore

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events -... more...