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Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063031418
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Published: William Morrow - August 2nd, 2022

From T. J. English, the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, comes the epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20th century America.

"[A] brilliant and courageous book." —Dr. Cornel West

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music Cover Image
By Philip Watson, Bill Frisell (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780571361663
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Published: Faber & Faber - May 24th, 2022

The definitive biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Frisell.

FEATURING EXCLUSIVE LISTENING SESSIONS WITH: Paul Simon; Justin Vernon of Bon Iver; Gus Van Sant; Rhiannon Giddens; The Bad Plus; Gavin Bryars; Van Dyke Parks; Sam Amidon; Hal Willner; Jim Woodring; Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill.

This book introduces the reader to the wisdom of Art Blakey's teaching through his quotes and reaching into the deepest grotto of the meaning of each one of them.

Enter the Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940878898
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Published: Z2 Comics - July 12th, 2022

What begins as one woman’s search for her own artistic courage unravels into a stunning look into what jazz music can teach us about our search for the truest version of ourselves.

For decades, seasoned players on the scene have spoken in whispered tones about The Blue: a mysterious meeting place for jazz history - a place where ghosts from this music's storied past sp

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641609012
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 7th, 2022

Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research.

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493065233
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Published: Backbeat Books - August 15th, 2022

It is no easy feat to capture the enormous spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan, an unmatched blues man and guitar legend. His otherworldly talent and relentless drive took him from humble beginnings in Texas bars to world tours and superstar status. He wrestled with addiction that threatened to take it all away.

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal Cover Image
By Milford Graves (Artist), Mark Christman (Introduction by), John Corbett (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781941753378
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Published: Inventory Press - September 20th, 2022

The first-ever overview on the multimedia art of free-jazz pioneer and creative polymath Milford Graves

Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500296516
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Published: Thames & Hudson - June 14th, 2022

The official illustrated history of Blue Note, the most influential and important brand in jazz. 

B.B. King: From Indianola to Icon: A Personal Odyssey with the
By Charles Sawyer, Welch (Foreword by), Nick Nurse (Other)
ISBN: 9780764363856
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - August 30th, 2022

This book documents a great American story, that of B.B. King, the "King of the Blues," and one of America's most important popular musicians.

King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton (Charles K. Wolfe Music Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781621906612
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Published: Univ Tennessee Press - July 18th, 2022

Born 130 years ago in the heart of Mississippi, Charlie Patton (c. 1891–1934) is considered by many to be a father of the Delta blues.

Goodnight Boogie: A Tale of Guns, Wolves & The Blues of Hound Dog Taylor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947026971
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Published: BMG Books - June 28th, 2022

Hound Dog Taylor made guitars howl and hips shake.

Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789145601
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Published: Reaktion Books - June 7th, 2022

With striking photographs and personal insight, a compelling biography of the great American saxophonist and free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman.

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.