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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... 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...

  • The Amazing Bud Powellby Jr. 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 116.00

    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 fiction.... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Astairesby Kathleen Riley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz... more...

  • At the Jazz Band Ballby Nat Hentoff

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian?"I?m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"?has lived through much of jazz?s history and has known many of jazz?s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...

  • Bandboxby Thomas Mallon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

    From the author of Henry and Clara , a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age. Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat ?Joe? Harris, the magazine has a masthead... more...

  • Bands, Booze And Broadsby Sheila Tracy

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.20

    In this captivating study of one of our most popular music genres, Sheila Tracy goes behind the scenes and talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands - and who lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: swing music''s huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation and, for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was... more...