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Jazz

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  • Ragtimeby Edward Berlin

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Ragtime, the jaunty, toe-tapping music that captivated American society from the 1890s through World War I, forms the roots of America’s popular musical expression. But the understanding of ragtime and its era has been clouded by a history of murky impressions, half-truths, and inventive fictions. Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History cuts through... more...

  • Jazz and Postwar French Identityby Elizabeth Vihlen McGregor

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    In the decades following World War II, French jazz audiences engaged in a process that both challenged and reinforced ideas about their own nation and culture. By negotiating subjects such as youth culture, gender expectations, American consumer society, citizenship, racism, civil rights, and decolonization, the French jazz public expressed important... more...

  • Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937by Zedong Mao; Nick Knight

    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...

  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Colemanby Stephen Rush

    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...

  • Duke Ellingtonby Peter Gammond

    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...

  • Miles Davis, Miles Smiles, and the Invention of Post Bopby Jeremy Yudkin

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Focusing on one of the legendary musicians in jazz, this book examines Miles Davis's often overlooked music of the mid-1960s with a close examination of the evolution of a new style: post bop. Jeremy Yudkin traces Davis's life and work during a period when the trumpeter was struggling with personal and musical challenges only to emerge once again... more...

  • The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albumsby Will Friedwald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 40.00

    The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presented to its public from the 1940s until the very... more...

  • Classic Jazz For Saxophoneby Wise Publications

    Music Sales 1997; US$ 18.99

    Sixty-six of the great all-time jazz standards specially arranged for saxophone by Jack Long, complete with chord symbols in concert pitch. Easy keys and ranges to suit beginners to intermediate standard. Includes 'Ain't Misbehavin'', 'Come Fly With Me', 'Tuxedo Junction' and 'It's A Raggy Waltz'. more...

  • Great Standards (PVG)by Wise Publications

    Music Sales 2013; US$ 18.99

    This songbook is packed with over 25 of the most memorable songs ever written! Glenn Miller's mellow Moonlight Serenade , Johnny Mathis' unashamedly romantic A Certain Smile , Eddie Cochrain's bitter-sweet Three Steps to Heaven , Maurice Jarre's haunting Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago ... These are some of the most evocative melodies of all time.... more...

  • Choral Pops Collection Standardsby Novello & Co Ltd.

    Music Sales 2014; US$ 8.95

    Popular Favourite Chorals includes five timeless jazz and blues standards arranged for SATB Choir with Piano accompaniment. This collection of arrangements includes classics such as Blue Moon, Over The Rainbow and 3 others. All five songs are sure to have your audience clapping, humming and singing along. Rodgers & Hart’s classic ‘Blue Moon’ had... more...