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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.
  • 10 for 10 Sheet Music All-Time Pop Favorites: Piano Solos

    By Dan Coates

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739073285
    • Publisher: Alfred Music
    • Published: April 2012
  • 10 for 10 Sheet Music Love Songs: Easy Piano Solos

    By Dan Coates

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739061732
    • Publisher: Alfred Music
    • Published: June 2009
    10 for 10 Sheet Music editions are the smartest, most economical choices for building your music library. Love Songs features the most beautiful melodies from the best songwriters of all time. Titles: As Time Goes By * Blue Moon * Endless Love * I Only Have Eyes for You * Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) * Love Is a Many Splendored Thing * So in Love * Taking a Chance on Love * When a Man Loves a Woman * (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.
  • 10 for 10 Sheet Music Movie Hits: Easy Piano Solos

    By Dan Coates

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739060070
    • Publisher: Alfred Music
    • Published: February 2009
  • 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

    By Bob Mintzer

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739076149
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: November 2010
  • 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
  • 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes

    By Bob Mintzer

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780769233574
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: December 1994
    Written by jazz musician Bob Mintzer, 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes presents practice and performance aids and explanations in a variety of jazz and funk styles. In addition, the books include a CD containing combo accompaniment that's ideal for practice sessions.
  • 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
  • 33 1/3 (110) Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

    By George Grella

    Our Price: $13.45 - $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781628929430
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: October 2015
    It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Rock music was flying off in every direction, just as America itself seemed about to split at its seams. Following the circumscribed grooves and ambiance ofIn A Silent Way; coming off a tour with a burning new quintet-called 'The Lost Band'-with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette; he went into the studio with musicians like frighteningly talented guitarist John McLaughlin, and soulful Austrian keyboardist Joe Zawinul. Working with his essential producer, Teo Macero, Miles set a cauldron of ideas loose while the tapes rolled. At the end, there was the newly minted Prince of Darkness, a completely new way forward for jazz and rock, and the endless brilliance and depth of Bitches Brew.Bitches Brew is still one of the most astonishing albums ever made in either jazz or rock. Seeming to fuse the two, it actually does something entirely more revolutionary and open-ended: blending the most avant-garde aspects of Western music with deep grooves, the album rejects both jazz and rock for an entirely different idea of how music can be made.
  • 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.
  • Adorno on Music

    By Robert W. Witkin

    Our Price: $67.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415162920
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: March 1998
  • Africa Speaks, America Answers : Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times

    By Robin D. G. Kelley

    Our Price: $12.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674046245
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: February 2012
    Explores the influence of African culture on the evolution of jazz music, discussing how the decolonization spreading across the contintent in the 1950s and 60s shaped the identities of both four prominent jazz musicians and the genre.
  • Afro-Cuban Jazz

    By Scott Yanow

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879306199
    • Publisher: Miller Freeman Books
    • Published: November 2000
    (Third Ear series). Through anecdotal biographies and evocative photos, this book portrays every key Afro-Cuban innovator past and present, plus other jazz artists influenced by this sizzling jazz style that mixes bebop-based improvisations wityh Cuban and African rhythms. With reviews and ratings of recordings. B&W photos. 212p. Pap.

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