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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...
    Sun RaCollected Works Vol 1 - Immeasurable EquationPhaelos
    Edited by Adam Abraham, son of Saturn Research founder Alton Abraham, this volume contains over 260 cosmic poems and prose originally published individually...
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    StrayhornAn Illustrated LifeBolden
    NEARLY £20 OFF!!! MASSIVE DELUXE LARGE FORMAT NEW USA HARDBACK BOOK. Intro by Ramsey Lewis. Classy stuff!!Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning...
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    Derek BaileyAnd the Story of Free ImprovisationVerso
    £10 OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! This brilliant biography of the cult guitar player makes you forget everything you think you know about jazz improvisation,...
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    The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal AlbumsBy Will FriedwaldPantheon
    Import USA Hardback edition book 75% OFF!!!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! In appraising each album, Friedwald balances his own opinions with those of musicians,...
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    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.
    Songs of The UnsungBy Horace TapscottDuke University Press
    "Songs of the Unsung" is the autobiography of Los Angeles jazz musician and activist Horace Tapscott (1934-1999). A pianist who ardently believed in the...
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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...
    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...
    Jazz Album Price GuideGoldmine 3rd EditionThompson
    LARGE FORMAT USA BOOK 50% OFF - good book to argue with! Backed with a rich history and appreciation for the genre, and featuring nearly 50,000 vinyl...
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    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...
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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...
    Sinatra: Behind the Legendby J. Randy TaraborrelliSidgwick & Jackson
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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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...
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    Here and Now!The Autobiography of Pat MartinoBackbeat Books
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE! Import USA Hardback book! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON By age 16, Pat Martino was already working as a member of R&B star Lloyd Price's...
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    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...
    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...
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    Down the RhodesThe Fender Rhodes StoryHal Leonard
    75% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK! ONLY £10 SQUID - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! The Fender Rhodes story is a historical tribute to...
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    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....
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    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...
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    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....
    MoondogThe Viking of 6th AvenuePROCESS
    This book celebrates one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century: a blind and homeless man who became the most famous eccentric in New York...
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    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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    Jazz Religion, The Second Line And Black New OrleansBy Richard Brent TurnerIndiana University Press
    Great New Orleans music book! NEW EDITION DIFFT COVER Richard Brent Turner explores the history and contemporary significance of the...
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    Miles DavisThe Complete Illustrated HistoryVoyageur Press
    This is the complete history of Miles Davis, the world’s most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader and musical visionary. Constantly creating,...
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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...
    John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the MusicEdited by Leonard L. BrownOxford University Press
    Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration...
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    Alice ColtraneMonument EternalThe Vedantic Book Press
    Alice Coltrane wrote this documentary on her spiritual life entitled Monument Eternal, which tells of her spiritual initiation, revelations,...
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    Alice ColtraneTuriya SpeaksDivine Discourses
    Turiya Speaks offers counsel for those seeking to better understand themselves as spiritual beings having a human experience, and their true purpose...
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