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MilesStyle: The Fashion of Miles Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647865573
Availability: Backordered
Published: Smith Stradford Services - May 12th, 2020

Miles Davis is one of the most revered artists of the last 100 years, regardless of the art form. Credited with ushering in a new age of jazz more than once, Davis's unique perception of the world is best known through his memorable music and is arguably more popular now than ever.

Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789142235
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Published: Reaktion Books - May 1st, 2020

Ornette Coleman’s career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African-American composer and musician was zeitgeist incarnate.

Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478008415
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Published: Duke University Press - May 15th, 2020

Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra--aka Herman Blount--was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his Arkestra, which, dressed in Egypto-space costumes, played everything from boogie-woogie and swing to fusion and free jazz.

50 Women in the Blues Cover Image
By Jennifer Noble (Compiled by), Jennifer Noble (Photographer), Zoƫ Howe (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780993220784
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Published: Supernova Books - March 17th, 2020

Women have been at the dawn of the blues since Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey were singing about hard knocks and tough love in smoky bars. This book gives an overview of the early days of the blues and its development from the Mississippi Delta to the windy city, Chicago, to becoming the global musical movement it is today.


Jazz Images by Francis Wolff Cover Image
By Francis Wolff (Photographer), Ashley Kahn (Introduction by), Jordi Soley (Notes by)
ISBN: 9788409127122
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Published: Elemental Music - March 1st, 2020

This book compiles more than 150 Francis Wolff photos of jazz stars, most of which are published here for the very first time. It also includes a special introduction by renowned music historian Ashley Kahn. "For two decades, Francis Wolff showcased jazz photography by photographing every jazz session that Blue Note Records made.

Blues Guitar for Dummies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781119695639
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: For Dummies - July 28th, 2020

  • Select the right guitar and accessories
  • Learn the riffs and scales that define the blues
  • Play solid blues rhythm or step out for a solo

Recreate the sounds of the blues masters

Marty Grosz: It's a Sin to Tell a Lie: My Life in Jazz Cover Image
By Marty Grosz, Joe Plowman (Editor)
ISBN: 9781733305532
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Published: Golden Alley Press - March 4th, 2020

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie: My Life in Jazz is the autobiography of Marty Grosz, today's foremost jazz rhythm guitarist and chord soloist. Part memoir, part transcribed oral history, it serves up Marty's story raconteur style - full of sardonic wit with a touch of vaudeville.

Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190847579
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2020

Jazz stories have been entwined with cinema since the inception of jazz film genre in the 1920s, giving us origin tales and biopics, spectacles and low-budget quickies, comedies, musicals, and dramas, and stories of improvisers and composers at work.

Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190882044
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2020

One of the most popular and memorable American musicians of the 20th century, Nat King Cole (1919-65) is remembered today as both a pianist and a singer, a feat rarely accomplished in the world of popular music. Now, in this complete life and times biography, author Will Friedwald offers a new take on this fascinating musician, framing him first as a bandleader and then as a star.

Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306845260
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Published: Hachette Books - June 9th, 2020

This intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister includes new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife.

Jimmy Katz: Closed Session Cover Image
By Jimmy Katz (Photographer), Marco Pierini (Editor)
ISBN: 9788836643790
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Published: Silvana Editoriale - March 17th, 2020

Portraits of New York's jazz and blues greats, from Ray Charles to Miles Davis

Swing Street: The Rise and Fall of New York's 52nd Street Jazz Scene: An Illustrated Tribute, 1930-1950 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780764359736
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - June 28th, 2020

Swing Street was the name given to 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan in New York City, where there were more jazz clubs and bars per square block than anywhere else in the world, all showcasing the finest jazz musicians of the era. This illustrated book offers a history of Swing Street and presents the greats who played the clubs there in capsule biographies, vintage photos, and rare memorabilia.

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