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Jazz Cultures

By: Ake, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

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

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Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz

By: Bechet/Chilton, John

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306806780

ISBN: 0306806789

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Fifty years after hearing Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) in 1923, Duke Ellington recalled, "I have never forgotten the power and imagination with which he played." The first great jazz soloist, Bechet was a genius of the clarinet and the notoriously difficult soprano saxophone. In a career that spanned five decades and two continents he worked with Bunk Johnson, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. He was a giant in early New Orleans jazz and a pioneer of improvisation whose contribution to the music, from the traditional to the avant-garde, has been... 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

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Rough Guide to Jazz: 100 Essential CDs

By: Fairweather, Digby/Priestly, B

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781858287324

ISBN: 1858287324

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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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Jazz Masters of the 50's

By: Goldberg, Joe

Price: $6.00

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

Price: $9.00

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

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

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Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

By: Marsalis, Wynton

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

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

Jazzmen

By: Ramsey, Frederic

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 11/12/2012

Seller ID: 0156462052

ISBN: 0156462052

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