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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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Up From The Cradle Of JazzNew Orleans Music Since World War IILafayette
100% essential seminal book on the evolution of New Orleans music featuring Professor Longhair, The Meters, Eddie Bo and, well, anyone who's anyone in...
Bop ApocalypseJazz, Race, the Beats, and DrugsDa Capo
Having spent a lifetime immersed in the world where music and drugs overlap, Martin Torgoff reveals material that is completely new and has never been...
Beale Street DynastySex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of MemphisNorton & Company
Between Reconstruction and Prohibition, Beale Street in Memphis thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, greed and race hatred, a strip with unique soul...
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...
Blues PeopleBy LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)Harper Perennial
Seminal work from playwright, poet, critic and activist LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, in which the author traces the influence of jazz and...
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A Love SupremeThe Story of John Coltrane's Classic album.Granta
A copiously researched study of saxophone legend John Coltrane's signature album. Among the images published here for the first time are Coltrane's hand-written...
African RhythmsThe Autobiography of Randy WestonDuke University Press
OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE !!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! Essential book - buy me! The pianist, composer,...
Northern Sun, Southern MoonEurope's Reinvention of JazzYale University Press
100% ESSENTIAL BOOK ON EUROPEAN JAZZUSA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK. 70% OFF!!!! £8 ONLY!Until the 1960s American jazz, for all its improvisational and rhythmic...
The Evolution of MannHerbie Mann and the Flute in JazzHal Leonard
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Herbie HancockPossibilitiesViking
OVER 60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story...
People Get ReadyThe Future Of Jazz Is Now!Duke University Press
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Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shopby Garth CartwrightFlood Gallery Publishing
Garth Cartwright has travelled the length and breadth of the country, conducting more than 100 interviews with some of the icons of the record shop trade...
Miles DavisKind of Blue - Transcribed ScoresHal Leonard
Regarded by many as "the best jazz recording of all time," the 1959 release Kind of Blue is one of the most influential albums in the history of jazz....
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...
BensonThe AutobiographyDa Capo
USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK - 60% OFF!!!!Benson: The Autobiography follows George's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South...
Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of ChicagoPaul SteinbeckChicago University Press
This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians....
Jazz ProfilesThe Spirit of the Nineties
AMERICAN IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK £8 here, currently £15 on Amazon. "Profiles trumpeters, saxophonists, trombonists, clarinetists, guitarists, pianists,...
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...
Blue Note: Uncompromising ExpressionThe Finest in Jazz Since 1939Thames & Hudson Ltd
Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best- known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music...
Billie HolidayThe Musician and the MythWindmill Books
Published in celebration of Holiday's centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer's extraordinary musical talent.Drawing on a vast amount of...
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...
Hartmut Geerken and Chris TrentSun Ra - Omniverse (2nd Edition)Art Yard
Twenty years after its first publication, Art Yard present the fully revised 2nd edition of Hartmut Geerken’s long unobtainable book 'Omniverse –...
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...
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...
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...
America's MistressThe Life and Times of Eartha KittQuercus
Eartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she was, in the words of Orson...
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,...
Miles DavisBy Brian Morton
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Hi-De-HoThe Life Of Cab CallowayOxford University Press
Clad in white tie and tails, dancing and scatting his way through the "Hi-de-ho" chorus of "Minnie the Moocher," Cab Calloway exuded a sly charm...
Body And SoulJazz And Blues In American Film 1927-63University Of Illinois Press
This title features how the "dark continent" of blues and jazz provided Hollywood with a resonant resource to construct and negotiate the boundaries...
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...
So WhatThe Life Of Miles Davis by John SzwedSimon & Schuster
Musical genius, visionary artist, enigma - more than ten years after his death, Miles Davis still looms large as a cultural icon. In this biography ...
Black Music In The Harlem RenaissanceA Collection Of EssaysUniversity Of Tennessee Press
By the mid-1920s, the Harlem Renaissance was underway. As an effort to secure economic, social and cultural equality with white citizens, the Renaissance...
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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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...
Point From Which Creation Begins (2004)The Black Artist's Group Of St. LouisMissouri Historical Society Press
From 1968 to 1972, St. Louis was home to the Black Artists' Group (BAG), a seminal arts collective that nurtured African American experimentalists involved...