Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950

Overall Rating: Total Customer Reviews: (0) List Price: $35.00 Sale Price: $28.00 Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days An essential part of every aficionado’s library, Black Beauty White Heat brings back innumerable memories of jazz’s early days. With more than 600 photographs, advertisements and record labe... continued here

The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (History of

Here is the book jazz lovers have eagerly awaited, the second volume of Gunther Schuller’s monumental The History of Jazz. When the first volume, Early Jazz, appeared two decades ago, it immediately established itself as one of the seminal works on American music. Nat Hentoff called it “a remarkable breakthrough in musical analysis of... continued here

Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians

A one-of-a-kind book encompassing a wide scope of jazz topics, for beginners and pros of any instrument. A three-pronged approach was envisioned with the creation of this comprehensive resource: as an encyclopedia for ready reference, as a thorough methodology for the student, and as a workbook for the classroom, complete with ample exercises and c... continued here

The History of Jazz

Ted Gioia’s History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic–acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been... continued here

Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide

What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans. ... continued here

Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris

Between the world wars, Paris welcomed not only a number of glamorous American expatriates, including Josephine Baker and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also a dynamic musical style emerging in the United States: jazz. Roaring through cabarets, music halls, and dance clubs, the upbeat, syncopated rhythms of jazz soon added to the allure of Paris as a cen... continued here

Race, Music, and National Identity: Images of Jazz

Images of Jazz in American Fiction, 1920-1960 Product Details Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 1, 2008) Language: English This study demonstrates that jazz as it appeared in narrative fiction was often used as a forum to address the nation’s anxieties in the turbulent years during whic... continued here

The Early Years of the Les Paul Legacy 1915-1963

AD COPY: Journey through the career of musical giant, milestone guitarist, and recording innovator Les Paul, and marvel at the world of cutting-edge guitar design! This book, along with its companion book The Modern Era of the Les Paul Legacy 1968-2007 (Fall 2008) emerged out of author Robb Lawrence’s years of research, interviews, ex... continued here