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    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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    Total JazzBlutchFantagraphics
    OVER 50% OFF DELUXE LARGE FORMAT HARDBACK BOOK!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! Jazz-graphic novel - graphic novel - JAZZ! In this freewheeling collection of...
    Queen of BebopThe Musical Lives of Sarah VaughanEcco
    NEARLY 60% OFF!!! DELUXE USA NEW HARDBACK BOOKQueen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential...
    The Execution of Sun Raby Thomas StanleyWasteland Press
    This book is not a biography, it is an explanation of how Sun Ra was executed in this world and on this planet.
    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...
    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 –...
    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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    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...
    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...
    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...
    People Get ReadyThe Future Of Jazz Is Now!Duke University Press
    60% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! In 'People Get Ready', musicians, scholars, and journalists write about...
    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...
    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,...
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    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...
    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...
    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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    The House That Trane BuiltThe Story Of Impulse RecordsGranta Books
    Import USA Hardback edition book The history of the record label that John Coltrane ushered into jazz history. Always a corporate entity (though it...
    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...
    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...
    Coast to Coast Album Covers: Classic Record Art from New York to Los AngelesGraham Marsh & Glyn CallinghamCollins & Brown
    During the 1950s and 1960s the Blue Note records, the Prestige, Atlantic, Contemporary and Pacific and Riverside Labels were the chief providers of America's...
    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 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...
    John ColtraneHis LIfe And MusicUniversity Of Michigan Press
    This is a definitive assessment of the life and work of jazz musician John Coltrane, based on new interviews with his colleagues and never-before-published...
    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...
    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...