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Books about Jazz Musicians and Jazz History (19)
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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

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 on the great standard Body

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$29.95
Conversations with Bill Holman Conversations with Bill Holman (Thoughts and Recollections of a Jazz Master)
Edited by Bill Dobbins - Advance Music

Legendary jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist Bill Holman discusses his life, career, and views on music with Bill Dobbins, professor at the Eastman School of Music. In Conversations with Bill

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Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz (The Music of Chuco Valdes and Irakere)
Chucho Valdes & Rebeca Mauleon - Sher Music Company

Here is a book that, at the same time, includes the best compositions of the ground-breaking Cuban fusion group, Irakere; is a thorough guide to the roots of Afro-Cuban jazz; and provides an overview of

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$34.00
Dizzy Gillespie: The Man Who Changed My Life Dizzy Gillespie: The Man Who Changed My Life (From the Memoirs of Arturo Sandoval)
Robert Simon & Marianela Sandoval - GIA Publications

2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the passing of Dizzy Gillespie, a master entertainer and one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. This book celebrates the relationship and influence Gillespie had... view details
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Effortless Mastery Effortless Mastery (20th Anniversary Edition)
Kenny Werner - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a

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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

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Experiencing Big Band Jazz Experiencing Big Band Jazz (A Listener's Companion)
Jeff Sultanof - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In this book, composer/arranger, music historian, and music editor Jeff Sultanof takes a fresh look at Big Band music, examining why the Big Band era started when it did; how pop music changed to meet the

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$38.00
Experiencing Jazz Experiencing Jazz (A Listener's Companion)
Michael Stephans - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In Experiencing Jazz: A Listener's Companion, writer, teacher, and prominent jazz drummer Michael Stephans offers a much-needed survey in the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic, ever-changing art... view details
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$53.00
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Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman
Stephen Rush - Routledge & Kegan

Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise

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The Great Jazz Guitarists The Great Jazz Guitarists (The Ultimate Guide)
Scott Yanow - Hal Leonard Corporation

The prolific Scott Yanow has outdone himself with this book, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. From Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian to Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and even... 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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The Jazz Standards The Jazz Standards (A Guide to the Repertoire)
Ted Gioia - Oxford University Press

The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book

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Jazz: A History of America's Music Jazz: A History of America's Music
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns - PBS Distribution

Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music--jazz. Born in the black community of

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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

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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

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$89.98
Miles Davis - The Complete Illustrated History Miles Davis - The Complete Illustrated History
Various Authors - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's the complete illustrated history of Miles Davis, the popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. At the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz and jazz/rock fusion,... view details
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Pat Patrick: American Musician and Cultural Visionary Pat Patrick: American Musician and Cultural Visionary
Bill Banfield - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Based on research in the recently opened archive of personal papers, artifacts, scrapbooks, music, news clippings and photographs, Pat Patrick: American Musician and Cultural Visionary, explores the life

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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

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What It Is What It Is (The Life of a Jazz Artist)
Dave Liebman & Lewis Porter - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist, friend, pianist, and noted jazz scholar Lewis Porter conducts a series of in-depth interviews with David Liebman, who discusses his professional, personal,

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$37.00