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Jazz Cultures

By: Ake, David

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Seller ID: 9780520228894

ISBN: 0520228898

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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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Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music

By: Bakara, AMiri

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Seller ID: 9780520257153

ISBN: 0520257154

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For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times, and places he's encountered. As in his earlier classics, "Blues People "and "Black Music, "Baraka offers essays on the famous--Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane--and on those whose names are known mainly by jazz aficionados--Alan... View more info

Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time

By: Baker/Rose, Phyliss

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Seller ID: 9780385248914

ISBN: 0385248911

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Collected Works : A Journal of Jazz 1954-2000

By: Balliett, Whitney

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Seller ID: 9780312202880

ISBN: 0312202881

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As jazz critic for The New Yorker magazine since 1957, and the author of fifteen books, Whitney Balliett has spent a lifetime listening to and writing about jazz. "All first-rate criticism," he once wrote in a review of someone else's work, "first defines what we are confronting." He could as easily have been describing his own work. For nearly half a century, Balliett has been telling us, in pitch-perfect prose, what we confront when we listen to America's greatest, and perhaps only truly original, musical form. "Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz 1954-2000 "is a monumental achievement, c... View more info

Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

By: Chilton, John

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Seller ID: 0210WWOJ


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Improvising Jazz

By: Coker, Jerry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS: 8/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780671628291

ISBN: 0671628291

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

By: Feather, Leonard

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Seller ID: 9780440569466

ISBN: 044056946X

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Visions of Jazz: The First Century

By: Giddins, Gary

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 1/4/2012

Seller ID: 9780195132410

ISBN: 0195132416

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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

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 6/10/2016

Seller ID: 0306801973

ISBN: 0306801973

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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

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Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band

By: Gushee, Lawrence

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199732333

ISBN: 0199732337

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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

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 9/18/2011

Seller ID: 0306800020

ISBN: 0306800020

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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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American Music Is

By: Hentoff, Nat

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 9/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780306813511

ISBN: 0306813513

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Writing in a passionate and streetwise style all his own, Nat Hentoff transports us into the diverse worlds of musicians that hold one thing in common: America. In over sixty pieces Hentoff has assembled a mosaic that creates a vivid picture of the music scene as it leaps into the twenty-first century. From sweeping surveys of the roots of American music to vivid assessments of individual performers (including John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Joe Williams, Doc Pomus, Duke Ellington, Willie Nelson, and many more) Hentoff demonstrates once again why he is lauded as "a critic par excellence" ("Publ... View more info

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Charleston Jazz (Images of America)

By: Images of America/McCray, Jack

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

Seller ID: 9780738543505

ISBN: 0738543500

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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

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Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

By: Marsalis, Wynton

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Seller ID: 9780812969085

ISBN: 0812969081

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In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize--winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he's learned from a lifetime in jazz-lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz-the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand-can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall. Along the way, Marsalis helps us unde... View more info


By: Ramsey, Frederic

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 11/12/2012

Seller ID: 0156462052

ISBN: 0156462052

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Black Talk

By: Sidran, Ben

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 0306801841

ISBN: 0306801841

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Black Music--whether it be jazz, blues, r&b, gospel, or soul--has always expressed, consciously or not, its African "oral" heritage, reflecting the conditions of a minority culture in the midst of a white majority. "Black Talk" is one of those rare books since LeRoi Jones's "Blues People" to examine the social function of black music in the diaspora; it sounds the depths of experience and maps the history of a culture from the jazz age to the revolutionary outbursts of the 1960s. Ben Sidran finds radical challenges to the Western, white literary tradition in such varied music as Buddy Bolden's... View more info