Jazz History and Criticism
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Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong
Satchmo
The Genius of Louis Armstrong
Paperback      ISBN: 0306810131
Information gleaned from exclusive access to Armstrong's manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, memorabilia, personal effects, and photographs provides a portrait of the jazz master. Reprint.
In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
In Search of Buddy Bolden
First Man of Jazz
Paperback      ISBN: 0807118575
Paper reissue of the LSU Press edition originally published in 1978. Now on alkaline paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Swingin' the Dream
Swingin' the Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0226215172
Explores the cultural meaning of swing music to the people of the United States as they struggled through the Depression and World War II.
Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Reading Jazz
A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781110
Compiles autobiographical sketches, profiles, and criticism by and about jazz greats, including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane
Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years
Jazz on Record
The First Sixty Years
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879307552
Jazz historian Yanow comments on recordings of jazz music composed or performed between 1895 and 1975. His descriptions are categorized by era first and artist second. Alongside the discussion of recordings are evaluations of artists' careers and their contributions to music. Yanow is not shy about sharing his opinion, and his enthusiasm for the music is often front and center. His knowledge and coverage are relatively comprehensive. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete
Paperback      ISBN: 0769279724
The Jazz Guitar Chord Bible Complete solves one of the greatest problems in jazz...the knowledge and use of chords. It is a complete guide to three- and four-string guitar chords. Every application is covered including passing chords and altered chords, but only the most logical, practical and applicable chord voicings are presented.
High Times, Hard Times
High Times, Hard Times
Paperback      ISBN: 0879101180
"...in the tradition of the best jazz autobiographies...a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music." -The New York Times Book Review
Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life
Louis Armstrong
An Extravagant Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0767901568
A portrait of an American musical icon describes Armstrong's poverty-stricken youth, his struggle to become a successful jazz musician, his private life, and his dramatic influence on American music and culture
Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus
Myself When I Am Real
The Life and Music of Charles Mingus
Paperback      ISBN: 0195147111
Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th century, and ranks with Charles Ives and Duke Ellington as one of America's greatest composers. By temperament, he was a high-strung and sensitive romantic, a towering figure whose tempestuous personal life found powerfully coherent expression in the ever-shifting textures of his music. Now, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro strips away the myths shrouding "Jazz's Angry Man," revealing Mingus as more complex than even his close friends knew. Written in a lively, novelistic style, Myself When I Am Real draws on dozens of new interviews and previously untapped letters and archival materials to explore the intricate connections between this extraordinary man and the extraordinary music he made.
14 Blues & Funk Etudes
14 Blues & Funk Etudes
Paperback      ISBN: 1576235769
A collection of studies composed for musicians who wish to extend themselves in improvisation, composition, sight reading and general musicianship skills. Each etude has a theoretical explanation, suggestions for performance and tips for practice routines. Two CDs of combo accompaniments performed by members of the Yellowjackets are included. All books are compatible and written so that they can be performed together.