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Jazz books

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The History of European Jazz The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context by Francesco Martinelli The History of European Jazz The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context

The increased circulation of people and ideas within Europe is not matched by an awareness of a shared history among its jazz community. In the course of almost a century, European jazz musicians not only produced a corpus of work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Miles Davis A Research and Information Guide by Clarence Bernard Henry Miles Davis A Research and Information Guide

This research and information guide provides a wide range of scholarship on the life, career, and musical legacy of Miles Davis, and is compiled for an interdisciplinary audience of scholars in jazz and popular music, musicology, and cultural studies. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960-78 by Giles Peterson, Stuart Baker Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960-78
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Jazz Theory From Basic to Advanced Study by Dariusz Terefenko Jazz Theory From Basic to Advanced Study

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Jazz Theory From Basic to Advanced Study by Dariusz Terefenko Jazz Theory From Basic to Advanced Study

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

All Thats Jazz by Sammy Stein All Thats Jazz


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass by Peter Dowdall Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass

Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass traces the stylistic evolution of jazz from the bass player's perspective. Historical works to date have tended to pursue a `top down' reading, one that emphasizes the influence of the treble...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

Free as Gods How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism by Charles A. Riley Free as Gods How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism

A lively, wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

Coming Soon

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles by Bob Gluck The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis's live recordings from this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Jazz Internationalism Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music by John Lowney Jazz Internationalism Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Jazz Internationalism offers a bold reconsideration of jazz's influence in Afro-modernist literature. Ranging from the New Negro Renaissance through the social movements of the 1960s, John Lowney articulates nothing less than a new history of Afro-modernist jazz writing. Jazz added...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Jazz Internationalism Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music by John Lowney Jazz Internationalism Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Jazz Internationalism offers a bold reconsideration of jazz's influence in Afro-modernist literature. Ranging from the New Negro Renaissance through the social movements of the 1960s, John Lowney articulates nothing less than a new history of Afro-modernist jazz writing. Jazz added...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Experiencing Ornette Coleman A Listener's Companion by Michael Stephans Experiencing Ornette Coleman A Listener's Companion

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends On and Off the Record with Jazz Greats by Lillian Terry Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends On and Off the Record with Jazz Greats

Lilian Terry has lived music. As a performer, she has shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. She cofounded the European Jazz Federation and pioneered jazz education in Italy. Her work as a director-producer of radio and television...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Other books in this genre

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880-1935 by Catherine Tackley Parsonage) The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880-1935

As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2017

Duke Ellington Studies by John (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) Howland Duke Ellington Studies
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This book surveys the breadth, richness, and meaning of Duke Ellington's celebrated career, examining his impact on jazz music and its surrounding culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/05/2017

Last Night at the Bassline by David Coplan, Oscar Gutierrez Last Night at the Bassline
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In 1994 Brad and Paige Holmes opened a small, live-music venue in the bohemian suburb of Melville in Johannesburg. They called it Bassline, which very soon became synonymous with cigarette smoke, great jazz and nights you wished would never end....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

The Jazz Republic Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany by Jonathan O. Wipplinger The Jazz Republic Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany

Reveals the wide-ranging influence of American jazz on German discussions of music, race, and culture in the early twentieth century
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017

The Jazz Republic Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany by Jonathan O. Wipplinger The Jazz Republic Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany

Reveals the wide-ranging influence of American jazz on German discussions of music, race, and culture in the early twentieth century
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/04/2017

Jazz Trompettes 2018 Une Annee Au Rythme Du Jazz Et De La Trompette by Herve Le Gall Jazz Trompettes 2018 Une Annee Au Rythme Du Jazz Et De La Trompette

La trompette est, depuis toujours, l'instrument associe au jazz. Voici une selection d'artistes de reference de la scene internationale, qui se sont produits pendant l'Atlantique jazz festival, avec cet instrument de predilection, la trompette. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits...
Format: Calendar - Released: 08/04/2017

Jazz Trompettes 2018 Une Annee Au Rythme Du Jazz Et De La Trompette by Herve Le Gall Jazz Trompettes 2018 Une Annee Au Rythme Du Jazz Et De La Trompette

La trompette est, depuis toujours, l'instrument associe au jazz. Voici une selection d'artistes de reference de la scene internationale, qui se sont produits pendant l'Atlantique jazz festival, avec cet instrument de predilection, la trompette. Les calendriers Calvendo sont des produits...
Format: Calendar - Released: 08/04/2017

Jazz Pianists 2018 2018 Sensitive impressions of famous keyboard artists by Sven Thielmann Jazz Pianists 2018 2018 Sensitive impressions of famous keyboard artists

The monthly calendar Jazz Pianists 2016 of the well known photographer Sven Thielmann shows 13 colour portraits of such famous keyboard artists as Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck, Carla Bley, Jacques Loussier and as a special highlight Chick Corea together with...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

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