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Jazz Cultures

By: Ake, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520228894

ISBN: 0520228898

Condition: USED


From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the many ways in which jazz musicians and audiences experience and understand themselves, their music, their communities, and the world at large. Writing as a professional pianist and composer, the author looks at evolving meanings,... View more info

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

By: Armstrong/Brothers, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 1/4/2017

Seller ID: 9780393330014

ISBN: 039333001X

Condition: USED


In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories, and Louis Armstrong was a gifted young man of psychological nimbleness. A dark-skinned, impoverished child, he grew up under low expectations, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism. Yet he also grew up at the center of African American vernacular traditions from the Deep South, learning the ecstatic music of the Sanctified Church, blues played by street musicians, and the plantation tradition of ragging a tune. Louis Armstrong's New Orleans interweaves a searching account of early twentieth-c... View more info

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Louis Armstrong: An Extravagent Life

By: Armstrong/Gergreen, Laurence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 4/16/2010

Seller ID: 9780767901567

ISBN: 0767901568

Condition: USED


Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans.  He married four times and enjoyed countless romantic involvements in and around his marriages.  A believer in marijuana for the head and laxatives for the bowels, he was also a prolific diarist and correspondent, a devoted friend to celebrities from Bing Crosby to... View more info

Jazz Cleopatra

By: Baker, Josephine/Rose, Phyllis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780679731337

ISBN: 0679731334

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Thinking in Jazz

By: Berliner, Paul

Price: $9.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226043814

ISBN: 0226043819

Condition: USED


A landmark in jazz studies, "Thinking in Jazz" reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser's every idea. The product of more than fifteen years of immersion in the jazz world, "Thinking in Jazz" combines participant observation with detailed musicological analysis, the author's experience as a jazz trumpeter, interpretations of pub... View more info

Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

By: Chilton, John

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 0210WWOJ

ISBN: 0210WWOJ

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Improvising Jazz

By: Coker, Jerry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS: 8/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780671628291

ISBN: 0671628291

Condition: USED


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Making of Jazz

By: Collier, James Lincoln

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780385286688

ISBN: 0385286686

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Miles Davis: a Musical Biography

By: Davis/Cole, Bill

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 068800203X

ISBN: 068800203X

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Pleasures of Jazz : Leading performers on their lives, their music, their contem

By: Feather, Leonard

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780440569466

ISBN: 044056946X

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Visions of Jazz: The First Century

By: Giddins, Gary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 1/4/2012

Seller ID: 9780195132410

ISBN: 0195132416

Condition: USED


Poised to become a classic of jazz literature, Visions of Jazz: The First Century offers seventy-nine chapters illuminating the lives of virtually all the major figures in jazz history. From Louis Armstrong's renegade-style trumpet playing to Sarah Vaughan's operatic crooning, and from the swinging elegance of Duke Ellington to the pioneering experiments of Ornette Coleman, jazz critic Gary Giddins continually astonishes the reader with his unparalleled insight. Writing with the grace and wit that have endeared his prose to Village Voice readers for decades, Giddins also widens the scope of ja... View more info

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Jazz Masters of the 50's

By: Goldberg, Joe

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 6/10/2016

Seller ID: 0306801973

ISBN: 0306801973

Condition: USED


The fifties, though a quiescent period in many ways, was one of the most fervent decades in jazz history. The landmarks of modern jazz were firmly planted and, it could be argued, nearly all directions the music has taken since then can be charted back to recordings, groups, or individuals from this era. In this series of profiles, Joe Goldberg examines the lives and the music, the crucial events and dominant forces of a decade of great music and conflicting esthetics: Miles Davis's recording of "Kind of Blue;" Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet; Cecil Taylor's percussive keyboard experiments;... View more info

Norman Granz: The White Moses of Black Jazz

By: Granz/Dempsey, Travis J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 12/2/2014

Seller ID: 9780941484343

ISBN: 0941484343

Condition: USED


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Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band

By: Gushee, Lawrence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199732333

ISBN: 0199732337

Condition: USED


Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply rooted in the minstrel shows and plantation cliches of American show business in the late 19th century, but its instrumental music was central to its performance and distinctive and entrancing to audiences and reviewers.Pioneers of Jazz reveals at... View more info

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Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost

By: Hentoff, Nat

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 9/18/2011

Seller ID: 0306800020

ISBN: 0306800020

Condition: USED


The names of Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy have become almost synonymous with jazz writing. Hentoff, editor of "Jazz Review, " writer for "Downbeat, High Fidelity, New Yorker, " and the"Village Voice, " and McCarthy, editor of "Jazz Monthly, " have raised jazz beyond mere appreciation and discography to a subject which demands the rigorous application of musicological, sociological, and historical analysis. In addition to their own contributions, the twelve articles they have commissioned by internationally noted critics and scholars provide almost revolutionary evidence of the emergence ... View more info

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Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday

By: Holiday/O'Meally, Robert

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306809590

ISBN: 0306809591

Condition: USED


"Billie Holiday deserves a biography in which her musicianship isn't overshadowed by the tragic events of her life. O'Meally has written that book," says "Entertainment Weekly" about this absorbing and authoritative account of the greatest jazz singer in history. O'Meally emphasizes Holiday's artistry and training rather than her personal miseries, and he uses voluminous archival material to correct common myths about Holiday. Chronicling her rigorous musical apprenticeship in Baltimore, her reception in New York by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, and her work with various musicians, particu... View more info

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Charleston Jazz (Images of America)

By: Images/McCray, Jack

Price: $7.50

Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC): 6/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780738543505

ISBN: 0738543500

Condition: USED


Charleston Jazz sets out to reveal the rich, untold story of the evolution of American jazz in one of its major cradles: Charleston, South Carolina. The text and images show that what happened on the Gullah coast of South Carolina in terms of history, culture, and entertainment had a huge impact on jazz as we know it today. By all accounts, jazz is America's classical music. It now stands at the dawn of its second century and is poised to take its place as one of the more meaningful cultural phenomena ever to come along. Since Charleston was the gateway for enslaved Africans into the United St... View more info

Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King

By: King, B.B.

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780380973187

ISBN: 0380973189

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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell

By: McTell, Blind Willie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781556529757

ISBN: 1556529759

Condition: USED


By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten. He had never had a hit record, and his days of playing on street corners for spare change were long gone. But this masterful guitarist and exquisite singer has since become one of the most loved musicians of the prewar period, spurring Bob Dylan to write, "Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell." Now this richly evocative and wide-ranging biography illuminates for the first time the world of this elusive and fascinating figure, a blind man who made light of his disability and a performer who exploded every stere... View more info

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Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920 (Music in American Life)

By: Muir, Peter C.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 9780252076763

ISBN: 0252076761

Condition: USED


Mamie Smith's 1920 recording of "Crazy Blues" is commonly thought to signify the beginning of commercial attention to blues music and culture, but by that year more than 450 other blues titles had already appeared in sheet music and on recordings. In this examination of early popular blues, Peter C. Muir traces the genre's early history and the highly creative interplay between folk and popular forms, focusing especially on the roles W. C. Handy played in both blues music and the music business. Long Lost Blues exposes for the first time the full scope and importance of early popular blues to ... View more info