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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Written by Ben Watson


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $26.95

This brilliant biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought you knew about jazz improvisation, post-punk and the avant-garde. Derek Bailey was at the top of his profession as a dance band and recordsession guitarist when, in the early 1960s, he began playing an... Read more >
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The Music Business
The Music Business
Written by Dick Weissman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307788962
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The Music Business
Career Opportunities and Self-Defense
Written by Dick Weissman


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $12.99

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking
into the Music Business

Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry—from an author who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor... Read more >
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Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152365
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Life of R Wagner Vol 2

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this... Read more >
Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551993355
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $7.99

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379504
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one hundred years later, Mahler has displaced Beethoven...

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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771012594
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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Def Jam, Inc.
Def Jam, Inc.
Written by Stacy Gueraseva, Introduction by Brett Ratner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307520395
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Def Jam, Inc.
Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf
Written by Stacy Gueraseva
Introduction by Brett Ratner


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $12.99

In the early ‘80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City’s urban underclass would one day become a multimillion-dollar business and one of music’s most lucrative genres.

Among those few... Read more >
Magician of the Modern
Magician of the Modern
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307761248
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Magician of the Modern
Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America
Written by Eugene R. Gaddis


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $22.99

The story of Chick Austin is the story, in Virgil Thomson's words, of "a whole cultural movement in one man." Becoming director of Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum at the age of twenty-six, Austin immediately set about to introduce modern art to America and to transform this conservative insurance capital into a cultural... Read more >
THE BASS SAXOPHONE
THE BASS SAXOPHONE
Written by Josef Skvorecky
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307832122
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THE BASS SAXOPHONE

Written by Josef Skvorecky


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $13.99

The two haunting, poetic novellas that comprise The Bass Saxophonebrilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships. They are prefaced by a remarkable memoir of Skvorecky's jazz-obsessed youth. Jazz is a symbol of freedom in both these novellas.

In Emoke, which is set in the shadow of the... Read more >
Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848
Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804150460
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Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $25.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years of Richard’s life: his birth in Leipzig; his childhood in Dresden and the sparks of his interest in music... Read more >
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