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The World is Sound: NADA Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
The World is Sound: NADA Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
by Joachim Ern Berendt
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Scientists have only recently learned that the particles of an oxygen atom vibrate in a major key and that blades of grass ‘sing.” Europe’s foremost jazz producer takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through Asia, Europe, Africa,... (read more)

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But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz
But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz
by Geoff Dyer
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"May be the best book ever written about jazz."--David Thomson, Los Angeles Times In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important... (read more)

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
by Will Friedwald
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Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century.... (read more)

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Thelonious Monk (09 Edition)
Thelonious Monk (09 Edition)
by Robin Kelley
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THELONIOUS MONK is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artistand#8217;s struggle to and#8220;make itand#8221; without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history... (read more)

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Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz
Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz
by Michael Dregni
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Django Reinhardt was perhaps the greatest guitarist to ever live. A Gypsy who made his jazz guitar speak with a human voice, he was dashing, charismatic, childish . . . and doomed to die young after creating a legacy of Gypsy Jazz that remains vibrant... (read more)

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Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
by Nica De Koenigswarter
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An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at jazz legends In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, known as Nica, was a constant and benevolent presence on the thriving New York jazz scene. Known as the Jazz Baroness (she was born into... (read more)

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The Real Book - Volume 1: B-Flat Edition
The Real Book - Volume 1: B-Flat Edition
by Hal Leonard
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The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard... (read more)

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Jazz 101 : a Complete Guide To Learning and Loving Jazz (00 Edition)
Jazz 101 : a Complete Guide To Learning and Loving Jazz (00 Edition)
by John F. Szwed
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Anyone interested in learning about a distinct musicjazzwill welcome this newest addition to the popular 101 reference series. Noted anthropologist, critic, and musical scholar John F. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the musics tangled history and... (read more)

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Jazz (09 Edition)
Jazz (09 Edition)
by Scott Deveaux
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Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.... (read more)

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Ascension: John Coltrane and His Quest
Ascension: John Coltrane and His Quest
by Eric Nisenson
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It is the summer of 1976 and Salvo Ursari, a man of retirement age, is walking on a taut wire strung between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center, almost fourteen hundred feet above the city. Far below him in the gaping crowd stands his wife,... (read more)

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Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 (American Made Music)
Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 (American Made Music)
by Christopher Wilkinson
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A study of how jazz greats dazzled and enlivened coal towns during the Great... (read more)

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Gene Krupa Biography & CD: The Pictorial Life of Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa Biography & CD: The Pictorial Life of Gene Krupa
by Bruce H. Klauber
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Gene Krupa: The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend is a photographic presentation of the life, times and music of "that ace drummer man." With over 200 photos that span six decades of jazz history, this most visual of performers, the man who made the drums... (read more)

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Composing for the Jazz Orchestra.
Composing for the Jazz Orchestra.
by William Russo
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"Although it will be of primary interest to those who are engaged in composition themselves, [this] book is also recommended for readers who may wish to gain further insight into just what makes jazz composition so different from traditional approaches."&... (read more)

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Poets of Tin Pan Alley : a History of America's Great Lyricists (92 Edition)
Poets of Tin Pan Alley : a History of America's Great Lyricists (92 Edition)
by Philip Furia
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From the turn of the century to the 1960s, the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley dominated American music. Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart--even today these giants remain household names, their musicals regularly revived,... (read more)

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War Before Civilization
War Before Civilization
by Lawrence H. Keeley
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The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized... (read more)

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Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 (Music of the Great Lakes)
Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 (Music of the Great Lakes)
by Lars Bjorn
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When most people think of Detroit and music, they think of the Motown sound. But what many people forget is that Detroit has a remarkable jazz history, which became a major influence in what came to be known as the Motown sound. Before Motown is the... (read more)

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Thriving on a Riff: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Literature and Film
Thriving on a Riff: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Literature and Film
by Graham Lock
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Thriving on a Riff explores the influence of jazz and blues in two key areas of cultural expression, literature and film, where these musics have often been inextricably linked with notions of racial identity and self-representation. From the Harlem... (read more)

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Recordings: For Jazz
Recordings: For Jazz
by Scott Deveaux
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This comprehensive 4-CD set features 75 works recorded from 1916 to the present. Carefully selected by Giddins and DeVeaux and produced by Sony with attention to top quality audio, these recordings of both landmark works and innovative departures from... (read more)

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Jazz Essentials: "Nuts & Bolts" Instruction for the Jazz & Pop Musician
Jazz Essentials: "Nuts & Bolts" Instruction for the Jazz & Pop Musician
by Kelly Dean
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In music, students are often force-fed scales, without ever really being told why these scales are important. By the end of this book you'll understand not only the relation between scales and chords, but also other basics that will get you understanding... (read more)

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Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide
Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide
by Kevin Whitehead
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What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating... (read more)

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