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Books about Jazz Musicians and Jazz History (6)
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Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard
Eric Allen - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

For all serious jazz musicians! From Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, the evolution of jazz style and harmony is carefully examined and clearly explained in this monumental work centered around iconic solos... view details

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The Essential Jazz Harmony Book The Essential Jazz Harmony Book (For All Instrumentalists and Arrangers)
Dan Haerle - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

Jazz has evolved its own harmony apart from other genres of music. In order to improvise and compose in the idiom, a basic understanding of this harmony - how chords move and connect with each other - is... view details

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Jazz - Then and Now Jazz - Then and Now
Dr. David Lee Fish - Hal Leonard Corporation

Starting with the origins of jazz, this book traces the genre's history as it evolved from ragtime in the clubs of New Orleans. Each of the book's 15 chapters covers an era in jazz history focusing on the... view details
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Jeru's Journey: The Life and Music of Gerry Mulligan Jeru's Journey: The Life and Music of Gerry Mulligan
Sanford Josephson - Hal Leonard Corporation

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Gerry Mulligan was revered and recognized as a groundbreaking composer, arranger, bandleader, and baritone saxophonist. His legacy comes to life in this... view details

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Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Lead Belly - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

With his 12-string Stella guitar, Lead Belly sang out a cornucopia of songs that included his classics The Midnight Special, Irene, The Bourgeois Blues and many more, which in turn have been... view details

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Walk Tall Walk Tall (The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley)
Cary Ginell - Hal Leonard Corporation

Cannonball Adderly introduced his 1967 recording of Walk Tall, by saying, "There are times when things don't lay the way they're supposed to lay. But regardless, you're supposed to hold your head up high... view details

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