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  • Experiencing Ornette Colemanby Michael Stephans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer Ornette Coleman has earned enduring praise as an American jazz icon. Stephans weaves together analysis of Coleman’s recordings and exploration of the free jazz movement with interviews of those who knew Coleman best to tell an inspiring story of artistic genius and resilience. more...

  • Experiencing Bessie Smithby John Clark

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    An icon of musical talent and independence, Bessie Smith’s contributions to the blues and the music industry earned her the title of “Empress of the Blues.” Learning how to listen to Smith's work in turn develops a greater understanding of how her successors extended and reinterpreted her music to honor her enduring legacy. more...

  • Experiencing Chick Coreaby Monika Herzig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.00

    Experiencing Chick Corea introduces this American jazz icon to audiences beyond the domain of fans already familiar with this work. Monika Herzig places Corea’s creations in their historical and social contexts so any music lover can gain a fuller understanding of the incredible range of his work. more...

  • Fats Wallerby Maurice Waller; Anthony Calabrese; Michael Lipskin

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Thomas “Fats” Waller was a legendary stride pianist, a wildly entertaining comedic singer, and the composer of such classic melodies as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and hundreds more. This is the intimate, behind-the-scenes story of his exuberant life, as told by his son, Maurice Waller. The public knew him as a charming, rascally, and... more...

  • War in the History of Economic Thoughtby Yukihiro Ikeda; Annalisa Rosselli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Even after the experience of WWII and despite the existence of various institutions such as United Nations to avoid conflict between nations, we have not succeeded in making a world free from war. The Cold War, the Vietnam War, the intervention of the superpowers in local conflicts and the spread of terrorism have made this all too clear. This... more...

  • The Ohio Valley Jazz Festivalby Scott M. Santangelo

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Cincinnati, Ohio, might have seemed like an unlikely choice to host the nation's largest annual R&B concert, but thanks to local promoter Dino Santangelo, the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival would become the "Granddaddy of Them All." The first festival was held in 1962 at the Carthage Fairgrounds, but the event would continue to grow--moving to Crosley Field... more...

  • The Library of Jazz Pianoby Wise Publications

    Music Sales 2017; US$ 16.49

    The Library of Jazz Piano is a unique collection of some of the finest Jazz Piano pieces of all time. Intended for intermediate-Advanced players, here is a treasure trove of legendary greats, including pieces by Hoagy Carmichael , Michel Legrand , Richard Rodgers , Louis Armstrong , Duke Ellington , Jerome Kern and more. With a clear and... more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Explores in depth how Francophone African authors and filmmakers have negotiated the French construction of jazz as the medium of an exoticized and radical alterity. more...

  • Scoring Raceby Pim Higginson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 53.99

    Pim Higginson draws on race theory, aesthetics, cultural studies, musicology, and postcolonial studies to examine the convergence of aesthetics and race in Western thought and to explore its impact onFrancophone African literature. France's "tumulte noir," the jazz craze between the two world wars, consolidated an aesthetic model present in Western... more...

  • Pat Methenyby Mervyn Cooke

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1977-1984 offers a vivid account of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's first creative period, during which he recorded eleven albums for the European label ECM. This unique music reflects his passionate belief in the need to refashion jazz in ways which allow it to speak powerfully to a new generation, and the book provides... more...