Jazz History and Criticism
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Where Dead Voices Gather
Where Dead Voices Gather
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316895075
In an illuminating meditation on the spirit of musicmakers, the author of The Devil and Sonny Liston traces the life and times of Emmett Miller, an obscure yodeling blackface performer from the early days of jazz, discussing his music and its signifance in terms of the evolution of jazz, country, blues, and popular music of the twentieth century. 35,000 first printing.
Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie
Good Morning Blues
The Autobiography of Count Basie
Paperback      ISBN: 0306811073
The personal life story of the big-band jazz pianist and composer is recounted in a humorous style as if to a close friend and includes coverage of such musical classics as "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and "Cherokee." Reissue. 10,000 first printing.
Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music
Jazz
An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0061241792
An illustrated introductory resource to the full range of jazz culture provides detailed historical information and artist biographies, in a guide that includes coverage of key record labels and a dictionary of important terms. Original.
Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman
Two Kings of Jazz
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300103840
Juxtaposes the lives and careers of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and bandleader Paul Whiteman.
The Npr Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz
The Npr Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 039952794x
Includes a concise history of jazz music, entries on noteworthy composers and musicians, listings of classic songs and compositions, a dictionary of jazz terminology, and a listing of the fifty most influential jazz CDs.
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0913277029
These two collections were created so that student pianists can experience the joy of playing blues, rags and other jazz styles in a manner as authentic as possible within their rhythmic and technical capabilities. Titles include: Cakewalk * New Blues * Goin' Places * Southpaw Rock * Blue Mood * Jazz Prelude * Tango Blues * Crazy Fingers * T.C. Bounce.
The Duke Ellington Reader
The Duke Ellington Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195054105
Includes over one hundred essays focusing on Ellington as a person, musician, bandleader, and musical philosopher, and offering insight into Ellington's position in American musical culture
Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Paperback      ISBN: 0769215548
Distinctive renditions of Christmastime favorites from the legendary Dave Brubeck. Titles are: Away in a Manger * Cantos Para Pedir las Posadas * "Homecoming" Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Tannenbaum * Silent Night * To Us Is Given * What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) * Winter Wonderland.
Lady Sings the Blues
Lady Sings the Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 0767923863
In a fiftieth anniversary edition of Holiday's unforgettable memoir, the legendary singer describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
120 2-Bar Ii-V Riffs
120 2-Bar Ii-V Riffs
Paperback      ISBN: 0786608145