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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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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation
Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation
Written by Ben Watson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681053
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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation

Written by Ben Watson


Format: Trade Paperback, 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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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 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 >
The Baroness
The Baroness
Written by Hannah Rothschild
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307961983
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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.95

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her...

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The Baroness
The Baroness
Written by Hannah Rothschild
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961990
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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her...

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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 >
Young Man with a Horn
Young Man with a Horn
Written by Dorothy Baker, Afterword by Gary Giddins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590175774
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Young Man with a Horn

Written by Dorothy Baker
Afterword by Gary Giddins


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.95

Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn’t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage, or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid. He started out in the slums of... Read more >
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Young Man with a Horn

Written by Dorothy Baker
Afterword by Gary Giddins


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $14.95

Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn’t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage, or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid. He started out in the slums of... Read more >
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Bandbox
Bandbox
Written by Thomas Mallon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824318
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Bandbox
A Novel
Written by Thomas Mallon


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

From the author of Henry and Clara, a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age.

Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat “Joe&rdquo... Read more >
Space Is the Place
Space Is the Place
Written by John F. Szwed
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307822444
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Space Is the Place
The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
Written by John F. Szwed


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $14.99

Always riveting, Space Is the Place is the definitive biography of "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz"  (The New York Times)—unparalleled for his purposeful outlandishness, a man who exerted a powerful influence over a vast array of artists.

Sun Ra—a/k/a Herman Poole "Sonny  Blount—was born in Alabama on May... Read more >
Chasin the Trane
Chasin the Trane
Written by J.C. Thomas
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307820327
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Chasin the Trane

Written by J.C. Thomas


Format: eBook, 252 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s.

Trane was a giant of the saxophone and... Read more >
The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project
Written by Sam Stephenson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962454
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The Jazz Loft Project
Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965
Written by Sam Stephenson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 30, 2012
Price: $23.99

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets)... Read more >
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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 New Face of Jazz
The New Face of Jazz
Written by Cicily Janus, Photographed by Ned Radinsky, Foreword by Marcus Miller
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780823027217
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The New Face of Jazz
An Intimate Look at Today's Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow
Written by Cicily Janus
Photographed by Ned Radinsky
Foreword by Marcus Miller


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $17.99

Jazz is thriving in the twenty-first century, and The New Face of Jazz is an intimate, illustrated guide to the artists, venues, and festivals of today's jazz scene. This book celebrates the living legends, current stars, and faces of tomorrow as they continue to innovate and expand the boundaries of this... Read more >
The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project
Written by Sam Stephenson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267092
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The Jazz Loft Project
Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965
Written by Sam Stephenson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2009
Price: $40.00

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets)... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
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ISBN: 9780812969085
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding... Read more >
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Living with Jazz
Living with Jazz
Written by Dan Morgenstern
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307487605
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Living with Jazz
A reader edited by Sheldon Meyer
Written by Dan Morgenstern


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2009
Price: $19.99

A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and... Read more >
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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The Essential Jazz Recordings
The Essential Jazz Recordings
Written by Ross Porter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992471
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
101 CDs
Written by Ross Porter


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $12.99

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368119
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $13.99

“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal... Read more >
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Jazz Guide,  New York City, 2nd Edition
Jazz Guide, New York City, 2nd Edition
Written by Steve Dollar
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781892145437
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Jazz Guide, New York City, 2nd Edition

Written by Steve Dollar


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2007
Price: $15.95

A "richly anecdotal and wonderful" slim, pocket-size guide now updated to include all the newest hot spots on the Big Apple jazz scene

Jazz Guide: New York City is the only comprehensive guide to jazz in the Big Apple–now revised and expanded to include all the newest hot spots on the scene... Read more >
The Essential Jazz Recordings
The Essential Jazz Recordings
Written by Ross Porter
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ISBN: 9780771070327
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
101 CDs
Written by Ross Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $16.95

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being... Read more >
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Goodbye
Goodbye
Written by Bruce Jenkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583941263
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Goodbye
In Search of Gordon Jenkins
Written by Bruce Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 376 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $25.95

Goodbye combines biography with a son's discovery of his father. Gordon Jenkins, one of America's most significant musical figures throughout his 50-year career, collaborated with many of the major talents in postwar pop and jazz. Modest by nature, he rarely spoke of his accomplishments, and there was much to discover when... Read more >
To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974201
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $12.95

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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