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Tiger Rag
Tiger Rag
Written by Nicholas Christopher
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645344
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Tiger Rag
A Novel
Written by Nicholas Christopher


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $13.99

The acclaimed author of Veronica and A Trip to the Stars returns with a dazzling new novel based on one of the great legends of musical history.
 
New Orleans, 1900. The virtuoso cornet player Charles “Buddy” Bolden invents jazz, but after a life consumed by tragedy, the groundbreaking sound of... Read more >
Reading Jazz
Reading Jazz
Edited by Robert Gottlieb
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307797278
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Reading Jazz
A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Edited by Robert Gottlieb


Format: eBook, 1088 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2014
Price: $15.99

"Comprehensive and intelligently organized. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place."--The New York Times Book Review

"Alluring. . . . Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred... Read more >
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To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307498311
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
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Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir
Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir
Written by Beth Ditto and Michelle Tea
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385529747
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Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir

Written by Beth Ditto and Michelle Tea


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $10.99

A raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal to Diamonds tells the story of Mary Beth Ditto, a girl from rural Arkansas who found her voice.
 
Born and raised in Judsonia, Arkansas—a place where indoor plumbing was a luxury, squirrel was a meal, and sex ed was taught during senior... Read more >
Life on Planet Rock
Life on Planet Rock
Written by Lonn Friend
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ISBN: 9780307487490
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Life on Planet Rock
From Guns N' Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey through Rock's Most Debauched Decade
Written by Lonn Friend


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

For the generation coming of age in the years from 1987 to 1994, RIP magazine was every bit as crucial as Rolling Stone. Life on Planet Rock describes how Friend, the editor of RIP, became the Zelig-like chronicler of the biggest musical moments of that time—from introducing Guns N’ Roses (in... Read more >
Learning to Sing
Learning to Sing
Written by Clay Aiken and Allison Glock
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588364531
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Learning to Sing
Hearing the Music in Your Life
Written by Clay Aiken and Allison Glock


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $7.99

“My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen.”
–CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing

When he was a kid singing... Read more >
Heavy Metal Islam
Heavy Metal Islam
Written by Mark LeVine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307449603
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Heavy Metal Islam
Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Written by Mark LeVine


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 8, 2008
Price: $11.99

“We play heavy metal because our lives are heavy metal.”
—Reda Zine, one of the founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene

“Music is the weapon of the future.”
—Fela Kuti

An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A twenty-two-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. A young Lebanese singer who quotes Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” They... Read more >
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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 >
On Music and Musicians
On Music and Musicians
Written by Robert Schumann, Edited by Konrad Wolff, Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307829757
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On Music and Musicians

Written by Robert Schumann
Edited by Konrad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

Edited by Konraad Wolff
Translated by Paul Rosenfeld
With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary expression, and his writings on music belong to the best among the romantic literature of the 19th century.  The same fire, poetry, directness of... Read more >
Shostakovich and Stalin
Shostakovich and Stalin
Written by Solomon Volkov
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307427724
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Shostakovich and Stalin
The Extraordinary Relationship Between the Great Composer and the Brutal Dictato r
Written by Solomon Volkov


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

“Music illuminates a person and provides him with his last hope; even Stalin, a butcher, knew that.” So said the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, whose first compositions in the 1920s identified him as an avant-garde wunderkind. But that same singularity became a liability a decade later under the totalitarian rule of... Read more >
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