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A Fine Romance
A Fine Romance
Written by David Lehman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805242713
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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and... Read more >
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Written by Elena Cheah, Foreword by Daniel Barenboim
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674084
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Written by Elena Cheah
Foreword by Daniel Barenboim


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2009
Price: $19.95

Bringing together young musicians from Palestine, Israel and other countries of the Middle East, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is both one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world and a rare note of hope in a war-torn region. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999, it aims... Read more >
Sound Kapital
Sound Kapital
Supplement by Yuli Chen, Photographed by Matthew Niederhauser, Introduction by Chairman Ca
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875216
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Sound Kapital

Supplement by Yuli Chen
Photographed by Matthew Niederhauser
Introduction by Chairman Ca


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $24.95

China exists today in a liminal realm, caught between the socialist idealism of old and a calamitous drive for wealth spurned by recent free-market reforms. This seemingly unbridgeable gap tears at the country’s social fabric while provoking younger generations to greater artistic heights. The unique sound emerging from Beijing’s underground delves deeply into this void, aggressively questioning... Read more >
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Journey of a Thousand Miles
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz
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ISBN: 9780385524575
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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
Format: Trade Paperback
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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Music Quickens Time
Music Quickens Time
Written by Daniel Barenboim
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ISBN: 9781844674022
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Music Quickens Time

Written by Daniel Barenboim


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2009
Price: $14.95

In this eloquent book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance in our everyday lives. While we may sometimes think of personal, social and political issues as existing independently of each other, Barenboim shows how music teaches that this is... Read more >
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Music Quickens Time

Written by Daniel Barenboim


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 7, 2009
Price: $14.95

In this eloquent book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance in our everyday lives. While we may sometimes think of personal, social and political issues as existing independently of each other, Barenboim shows how music teaches that this is... Read more >
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Living with Jazz
Living with Jazz
Written by Dan Morgenstern
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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 >
Secret Lives of Great Composers
Secret Lives of Great Composers
Written by Elizabeth Lunday, Illustrated by Mario Zucca
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594744020
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Secret Lives of Great Composers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters
Written by Elizabeth Lunday
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music.
 
With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You’ll learn... Read more >
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Lyrics
Lyrics
Written by Sting
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307421999
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Lyrics

Written by Sting


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

From the first Police album, Outlandos D'Amour, through Sacred Love, here are the collected lyrics written by Sting, along with his commentary.


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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9780307542908
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $15.99

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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Stardust Melodies
Stardust Melodies
Written by Will Friedwald
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307559982
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Stardust Melodies
The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs
Written by Will Friedwald


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Stardust Melodies, Will Friedwald takes each of these legendary songs apart and puts it together again, with a staggering wealth of detail and unprecedented understanding.

Each chapter gives us an extended history of one song—the circumstances under which it was written and first performed—and then explores its musical and lyric content... Read more >
That Magic Feeling
That Magic Feeling
Written by John C. Winn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307452399
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That Magic Feeling
The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966-1970
Written by John C. Winn


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $28.00

From Revolver to Let It Be, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966—1970, continues the chronicle of the group’s spectacular career from its creative zenith to its irrevocable split

As the Beatles moved into the mid and late 1960s, their collective and individual musical talent and innovations evolved at... Read more >
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That Magic Feeling
That Magic Feeling
Written by John C. Winn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307452405
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That Magic Feeling
The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966-1970
Written by John C. Winn


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $21.99

From Revolver to Let It Be, That Magic Feeling: The Beatles Recorded Legacy, Volume Two, 1966—1970, continues the chronicle of the group’s spectacular career from its creative zenith to its irrevocable split

As the Beatles moved into the mid and late 1960s, their collective and individual musical talent and innovations evolved at... Read more >
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The Taqwacores
The Taqwacores
Photographed by Kim Badawi, Foreword by Michael Muhammad Knight
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875001
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The Taqwacores
Muslim Punk in the USA
Photographed by Kim Badawi
Foreword by Michael Muhammad Knight


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $35.00

Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term "taqwacore" for his novel about a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, NY, which Knight initially distributed from the back of his car as a DIY photocopied zine. In time, the book found widespread publication through Autonomedia and garnered supporters, even inspiring the first woman-led... Read more >
Lowside of the Road
Lowside of the Road
Written by Barney Hoskyns
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ISBN: 9780767931465
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Lowside of the Road
A Life of Tom Waits
Written by Barney Hoskyns


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $14.99

With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for... Read more >
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A Freewheelin' Time
A Freewheelin' Time
Written by Suze Rotolo
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ISBN: 9780767926881
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A Freewheelin' Time
A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Written by Suze Rotolo


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.00

A great read for fans of the Coen brothers' film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

A Freewheelin’ Time
is Suze Rotolo’s firsthand, eyewitness, participant-observer account of the immensely creative and fertile years of the 1960s, just before the circus was in full swing and Bob Dylan became the anointed ringmaster. It chronicles the back-story... Read more >
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It's Just Begun
It's Just Begun
Written by Ivan Sanchez and Luis "DJ Disco Wiz" Cedeno
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874943
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It's Just Begun
The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop's First Latino DJ
Written by Ivan Sanchez and Luis "DJ Disco Wiz" Cedeno


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $22.95

It’s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop’s First Latino DJ is a gritty and gripping tale of one man’s struggles to not only survive, but to triumph over adversity and abuse that will make your blood run cold. By conquering unimaginable obstacles, Wiz offers inspiration to... Read more >
Cover Story
Cover Story
Written by The Staff of Wax Poetics
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576875094
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Cover Story
Album Cover Art
Written by The Staff of Wax Poetics


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2009
Price: $24.95

“Reading Wax Poetics, Brooklyn’s glossy, reverent, visually immaculate zine dedicated to funk, soul, hip hop, and the other obsessions of crate-diggers worldwide, is enough to make you wish neither compact discs nor the Internet had ever been invented.”
The Village Voice

Cover Story: Album Cover Art, the second book from... Read more >
Motown
Motown
Written by Gerald Posner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307538628
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Motown
Music, Money, Sex, and Power
Written by Gerald Posner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters... Read more >
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Gig Posters Volume I
Gig Posters Volume I
Written by Clay Hayes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594743269
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Gig Posters Volume I

Written by Clay Hayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $40.00

The Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Dance, Folk, Metal, Electronic, Indie Music Spectacular
 
Here are more than 700 extraordinary posters from the archives of GigPosters.com—the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. With the rising popularity of MP3 files and streaming digital music—and the near-extinction of traditional album art—concert posters have become... Read more >
Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1
Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1
Written by The Staff of Wax Poetics
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875087
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Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 1

Written by The Staff of Wax Poetics


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $39.95

“The fandom driving the magazine is infectious, and the best pieces are simply essential... A large part of Anthology’s draw, as with Wax Poetics the magazine, is how gorgeous it looks: Many pieces come with lovingly reproduced album covers and 45 labels, arrayed neatly like so much recordcollector porn.”
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Check the Technique
Check the Technique
Written by Brian Coleman, Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307494429
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Check the Technique
Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
Written by Brian Coleman
Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $14.99

A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals

It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have... Read more >
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Written by David King Dunaway, Foreword by Pete Seeger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307495976
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How Can I Keep from Singing?
The Ballad of Pete Seeger
Written by David King Dunaway
Foreword by Pete Seeger


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $13.99

How Can I Keep from Singing? is the compelling story of how the son of a respectable Puritan family became a consummate performer and American rebel. Updated with new research and interviews, unpublished photographs, and thoughtful comments from Pete Seeger himself, this is an inside history of the man Carl Sandburg... 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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