Jazz History and Criticism
Deep in a Dream
The Long Night of Chet Baker
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679442871
An intriguing portrait of Chet Baker describes the jazz legend's hardscrabble Oklahoma youth, his rise to success in the world of jazz, his long-time addiction to heroin, and his mysterious 1988 death falling from an Amsterdam hotel window. 25,000 first printing.
The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time
Hardcover ISBN: 0634074164
Handy resource for Jazz listeners and hardcore fans. Spanning players from eighty years of history, this bold book steps forward and claims who are the greatest. Compiled from an extensive survey conducted with the best jazz minds in the education, publishing and entertainment worlds, noted jazz journalist Gene Rizzo summarized the chosen and presents a concise bio on the essence of these jazz giants. Choices were made on the basis of chops, originality, creativity, and degree of influence. This book will either confirm some readers' opinions or open debate with others, but ultimately the book provides an impressive summary of the greatest jazz piano players of all time. * A photo accompanies each listing * Landmark recordings are listed * Extra lists include the next twenty to be selected, the top women players and an alphabetical list of all the other players considered
The Music of Free Flight, -- Classical Pieces in Jazz Style
Paperback ISBN: 0769201237
These books are designed to give the jazz musician insight into the improvisation talents of Jim Walker and Mike Garson. Although this material is advanced in nature, young musicians will benefit greatly from listening to and working on these transcriptions from the original Free Flight recordings. The instrumental editions contain all the music and solos by Jim Walker (transposed so each book is compatible), and the piano accompaniment book contains Mike Garson's transcribed solos. Includes play-along CDs.
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Paperback ISBN: 0316164941
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. Reprint. 18,000 first printing.
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.
The Story of a Sound
Hardcover ISBN: 0374126062
A study of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his musical development looks for the sources of power in Coltrane's music and examines his important influence and legacy in shaping the course of modern jazz music.