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    Coltrane - The Story Of A SoundBen Ratliff
    Description: No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has...
    As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail
    Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible energy and characters behind the African-American...
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    From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid JazzThe History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene By SnowboyAuthorHouse
    This is the first time the history of the uniquely British 'Jazz Dance' scene has been documented in such depth, written over a period of 10 years by Mark...
    Make Some SpaceTuning Into Total Refreshment CentreBy Emma WarrenSweet Machine Press
    Shabaka Hutchings , Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet - read how the new jazz scene started in this wicked book about The Total Refreshment Centre. Included...
    America's MistressThe Life and Times of Eartha KittQuercus
    40% OFF!!!! UK PAPERBACKEartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she...
    Sammy Davis Jr.A Personal Journey with My FatherRunning Press
    60% OFF!!!! DELUXE UK HARDBACK - nice! Sammy Davis is the man!Nicknamed Mr. Show Business, Sammy Davis Jr. was a consummate performer who sang, danced,...
    LeewayLee Morgan Discography
    Excellent discography on man like Lee Morgan, every record session! "Roger Wernboe has done Jazz scholars, fans, and collectors a great favor. Thanks...
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    Dark MagusThe Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles DavisBackbeat
    USA HARDBACK IMPORT 60% OFF - essential book!"Dark Magus" is a warts-and-all look at the real Miles Davis. As told by his son, this book strips away the...
    ColtraneGraphic Novel by Paolo ParisiJonathan Cape
    Juxtaposing scenes from Coltrane's personal life - his military career, addictions, political activism and love affairs - against snapshots of his major...
    Bop ApocalypseJazz, Race, the Beats, and DrugsDa Capo
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF !!!!! Having spent a lifetime immersed in the world where music and drugs overlap, Martin Torgoff reveals material...
    Beale Street DynastySex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of MemphisNorton & Company
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF !!!!! Between Reconstruction and Prohibition, Beale Street in Memphis thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, greed...
    Soul of a Nation (BOOK)Art in the Age of Black Power
    BACK IN STOCK!!!!In the period of radical change that was 1963-1983, young Black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions...
    The Evolution of MannHerbie Mann and the Flute in JazzHal Leonard
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! More than any other musician, Herbie Mann was responsible for establishing...
    Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970sby Michael C. HellerUniversity of California Press
    "A long-awaited, in-depth study of the loft music phenomena of the 1970s. Based on firsthand accounts, it tells the story of musicians, largely African...
    Space Is The PlaceThe Lives And Times Of Sun Ra by John SzwedPerseus
    Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914-1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" (New...
    NEW EDITION Freedom, Rhythm and Sound BOOKBy Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records
    Large format (12" x 12") plexi-bound deluxe book, 180 page, 100s of killer sleeves! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soul...
    Remembering SongEncounters With The New Orleans Jazz TraditionThe Viking Press
    This work covers turn-of-the-century New Orleans and the formative years for jazz, from Buddy Bolden's rise and fall to Jim Robinson's funeral. The author...
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    Mr S - The Last Word On Frank SinatraBy George Jacobs and William StadiemHarper Entertainment
    As the right hand of Frank Sinatra from 1953 to 1968, George Jacobs arguably had one of the coolest jobs in the world at the time when Sinatra was the...
    The VultureBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil-Scott Heron's book was first published in 1970. THE VULTURE is a hip and fast-moving thriller. It relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage...
    Jazz GenerationsA Life In American Music and SocietyContinuum
    The autobiography of Buddy Collette, who has been a key figure in American jazz since the 1940s. He is unusual in that he spent his whole career on the...
    Now and ThenThe Poems Of Gil Scott-HeronCannongate
    This collection carries the reader from the global topics of political hypocrisy and the dangers posed by capitalist culture to painfully personal themes...
    DukeA Life of Duke EllingtonGotham Books
    Biography by Terry Teachout, who also wrote "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong", that draws on unpublished private papers, manuscripts, scrapbooks and interviews...
    Running The Voodoo DownThe Electric Music Of Miles DavisBackbeat Books
    This book re-assesses Miles Davis' "electric period" and analyzes its continuing influence on contemporary music. While jazz purists often revile this...
    Thriving on a RiffJazz and Blues Influences in African American Literature and Film Oxford University Press
    AMERICAN LARGE FORMAT PAPERBACK OVER 30% OFF RRP!! From the Harlem Renaissance to the present, African American writers have drawn on the rich heritage...
    Beyond A Love SupremeJohn Coltrane and the Legacy of an AlbumOxford University Press
    Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is widely considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. A...
    Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
    Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy,...
    Gil Scott-HeronA Father And Son StoryLMH Publishing
    Leslie Gordon Goffe takes a look at the up and down life of revolutionary singer and poet Gil Scott-Heron, who received a Grammy Lifetime Acheivement...
    W. C. HandyThe Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The BluesAlfred A. Knopf
    Here is the first major biography in decades of the man who gave us such iconic songs as "St. Louis Blues," "The Memphis Blues," and "Beale Street Blues,"...
    The Art Pepper CompanionWritings On A Jazz OriginalCooper Square Press
    This compendium represents the absolute finest of hundreds of pieces written on Art Pepper over a "brilliant but cross-wired career spanning...
    The Nigger FactoryBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil Scott-Heron's second novel, The Nigger Factory is a scornful statement on the way in which human beings are conditioned to think. On the campus...
    DiggingThe Afro-American Soul Of American Classical MusicUniversity of California Press
    For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage...
    Chord Changes On The ChalkboardHow Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz And The Music Of new OrleansScarecrow Press
    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public...