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The Real Book - Volume I - Sixth Edition: C Edition
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|September 1, 2004

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(Fake Book). 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…
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|December 28, 2010

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Richard Cook and Brian Morton's Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know. Richard Cook and Brian Morton's Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as…
Chasin' The Bird: A Charlie Parker Graphic Novel

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The graphic novel tells the story of Bird's time in L.A. starting in December 1945, where Bird and Dizzy Gillespie brought frenetic sounds of bebop from the East Coast jazz underground to the West Coast for a two-month residency at Billy Berg's Hollywood jazz…
A Love Supreme: The Story Of John Coltrane's Signature Album

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Few albums in the canon of popular music have had the influence, resonance, and endurance of John Coltrane's 1965 classic A Love Supreme -a record that proved jazz was a fitting medium for spiritual exploration and for the expression of the sublime. Bringing the…
Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, And Loneliness

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Jazz can be uplifting, stimulating, sensual, and spiritual. Yet when writers turn to this form of music, they almost always imagine it in terms of loneliness. In Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness , Sam V. H. Reese investigates literary representations…

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An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz historian Val Wilmer tells the…
Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington
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|November 4, 2014

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A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong   Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no…
John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution of the 1960s

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An account of John Coltrane's role in spearheading innovations in jazz that were an expression of the new cultural and political ferment that marked the rise of the mass struggle for Black rights. 16-page photo section, index of songs and albums, index.
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|November 11, 2014

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Purveyor of extraordinary music and an arbiter of cool, Blue Note is the definitive jazz label-signing the best artists, pioneering the best recording techniques, and lead cover design trends with punchy, iconic artwork and typography that shaped the way we see…
Verve: The Sound Of America
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|November 5, 2013

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The entire story of jazz—from its earliest days in New Orleans to the 1970s and beyond—told through archival material from Verve, the genre’s most important label Verve signed practically every major jazz artist of the 1950s and 1960s and is…
Concertino In Jazz Styles: Solo With Piano Accompaniment

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Pianists at the late elementary level will experience a variety of jazz rhythms and styles in Martha Mier's Concertino in Jazz Styles. The first movement features a lyrical melodic line in the solo part accompanied by syncopated rhythms and seventh-chord…
Moondog
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|August 2, 2013

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The basis of a full-length documentary. Moondog is one of America's great originals."-Alan Rich, New York Magazine Here is a revised edition of a book that celebrates one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century: a blind and homeless man who became…
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