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  • 'Round About Midnight: A Portrait of Miles Davis (Updated Edition)

    By Eric Nisenson

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306806841
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1996
    From 1975 to 1981 the jazz giant Miles Davis temporarily retired from music. Almost completely reclusive, nobody outside of a very close circle knew what was happening to him. Rumors abounded: he was sick, he was dying, he was healthy; he was playing the trumpet, the organ, nothing at all. Only one jazz writer was able to get close to him during this time: Eric Nisenson. From 1978 to 1981 Nisenson conducted dozens of interviews with Miles Davis and his associates. The result was 'Round About Midnight, an engaging firsthand account of Miles's fascinating and difficult career.From his recordings with Charlie Parker and the Birth of the Cool nonet, through the Coltrane quintet, the Gil Evans-arranged masterpieces of the sixties, the landmark Kind of Blue album, the Shorter/Hancock/Carter/Williams group, and the success of his fusion recordings of the seventies, Miles's personality - contemplative, abruptly defiant, strong, elegant - meshed with his art to form one of the most compelling legends in the history of American music. While actively disdaining his audience, he sought to broaden it by incorporating elements of other musics - classical, flamenco, rock, funk - into his uncompromising jazz. This contradictory combination of contempt and a desire for recognition fueled controversy in both his public and private lives, and resulted in Miles's lengthy self-imposed isolation.Nisenson broke through that isolation, and his biographical portrait is vivid and telling. This updated edition features a new preface, new material covering Miles in the eighties, and a new recommended listening section.
  • 101 Best Jazz Albums: A History of Jazz on Records

    By Len Lyons

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780688087203
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published: November 1980
  • 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

    By Bob Mintzer

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739076156
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: November 2010
  • 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

    By Bob Mintzer

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780769297927
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: September 2000
    Written for a wide variety of musicians, 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is given to range, rhythmic figures and overall playability. The more accomplished musician will appreciate the high level of musicality, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise. Either way, the format is simple: Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included CD. You learn each etude slowly. When ready, you play the etude with the CD accompaniment.
  • 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

    By Bob Mintzer

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780769297903
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: September 2000
    Written for a wide variety of musicians, 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is given to range, rhythmic figures and overall playability. The more accomplished musician will appreciate the high level of musicality, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise. Either way, the format is simple: Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included CD. You learn each etude slowly. When ready, you play the etude with the CD accompaniment.
  • 152 of the World's Most Beautiful Songs

    By Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

    Our Price: $26.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739086247
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: January 2012
  • 98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music

    By Maceo Parker

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781613743461
    • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
    • Published: February 2013
    An influential jazz saxophonist traces his rise from his Southern boyhood to international fame, evaluating his personal and professional relationships with such icons as James Brown, the Parker brothers and Bootsy Collins while describing his role in establishing the sound of black music.
  • African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston

    By Randy Weston

    Our Price: $37.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780822347842
    • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Alive at the Village Vanguard: My Life in and Out of Jazz Time

    By Lorraine Gordon

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780634073991
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard
    • Published: October 2006
    'Alive at the Village Vanguard,' is jazz icon Lorraine Gordon's captivating life story, as told to acclaimed author Barry Singer. Throughout her life, Lorraine Gordon has seen and done it all. She has been a bohemian, an aristocrat, a businesswoman, a wife, a lover, a mother, and then, as she entered her twilight years, Gordon owned the most famous jazz club in the world, the Village Vanguard. Featuring more than fifty never-before-seen photographs, this is more than just one woman's enthralling story, it is also the history of jazz over the past fifty years through the eyes of one of its most famous ladies.
  • All Blues

    By Doug Goodkin

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780977371242
    • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
    • Published: June 2012
    In this supplement to his much-acclaimed Now's the Time: Teaching Jazz to All Ages, music educator Doug Goodkin continues his groundbreaking work in combining jazz education with the dynamic pedagogy of Orff Schulwerk. Here he offers 35 new roots and jazz blues pieces tried and tested by children and adults and aimed for children from preschool through middle school. A CD of his student ensembles playing the arrangements is included. Also includes sample lesson plans, fully notated scores for Orff Ensemble, tips for piano teachers, children's games, vocal blues and 22 classic jazz tunes.
  • All the Things You Are

    By Gene Rizzo

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781423430414
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: July 2010
    (Signature Songs). This book offers an in-depth analysis of how a variety of jazz musicians have handled the Jerome Kern standard "All the Things You Are." Artists include Oscar Peterson, Andre Previn, Ahmad Jamal, Hampton Hawes, Ralph Sharon, Dave Brubeck, Phineas Newborn Jr., Marian McPartland, and many more. The book includes details and transcriptions of key passages from each artist's version, along with references to the specific recording being discussed. The CD includes sound-alike examples of each of the passages to aid in the study and analysis. This unique book/CD pack will be of interest to jazz fans and historians as well as to musicians!
  • The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

    By Guthrie P Ramsey

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520243910
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: May 2013
    Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicians of all stripes to higher standards of performance. Yet Powell remains one of American music's most misunderstood figures, and the story of his exceptional talent is often overshadowed by his history of alcohol abuse, mental instability, and brutalization at the hands of white authorities. In this first extended study of the social significance of Powell's place in the American musical landscape, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. shows how the pianist expanded his own artistic horizons and moved his chosen idiom into new realms. Illuminating and multi-layered, The Amazing Bud Powell centralizes Powell's contributions as it details the collision of two vibrant political economies: the discourses of art and the practice of blackness.
  • The Ancestry of Jazz

    By Daniel Hardie

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595307395
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: February 2004
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim

    By Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781458400086
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: October 2011
    (Piano Solo Mixed Folio). New solo arrangements with chord symbols for 20 Jobim favorites, including: Agua De Beber (Water to Drink) * Aguas De Marco (Waters of March) * Bim-Bom * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * How Insensitive (Insensatez) * Meditation (Meditacao) * One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) * Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) * Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado) * Wave * and more.
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim - More Hits

    By Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781423484318
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: February 2010
    (Jazz Play Along). For use with all Bb, Eb, C and bass clef instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package helps you master improvisation while playing some of the greatest tunes of all time. FOR STUDY, each tune includes a split track with: * Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part. FOR PERFORMANCE, each tune also has: * An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. 10 songs: Aguas De Marco (Waters of March) * If You Never Come to Me (Inutil paisagem) * Look to the Sky * O Grande Amor * O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Favela) (Somewhere in the Hills) * Outra Vez * She's a Carioca * Someone to Light up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Voce) * Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) * Retrato Em Branco E Preto.

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