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Willard Jenkins Presents A Collection Of Reflections About Jazz, Journalism, And Race With 'Ain't But A Few Of Us,' To Be Published Dec. 2 By Duke University Press

Willard Jenkins Presents A Collection Of Reflections About Jazz, Journalism, And Race With 'Ain't But A Few Of Us,' To Be Published Dec. 2 By Duke University Press

Source: Terri Hinte Publicity

Washington, DC-based jazz journalist, broadcaster, presenter, and advocate Willard Jenkins presents a literary panorama of the lives and works of African American jazz writers with his edited volume Ain’t But A Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story (Duke University Press). As the title suggests, Jenkins gathers the relative handful of Black scribes who focus on jazz music—from A.B. Spellman and Greg Tate to Anthony Dean-Harris and Angelika Beener—and gives them space to relate their perspectives in their ...

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New Book 'Inside Black' investigates the depth and true meaning of black through art, culture, science and human consciousness

New Book 'Inside Black' investigates the depth and true meaning of black through art, culture, science and human consciousness

Source: All About Jazz

Inside Black is a dynamic concept initiated by visual artist and poet Leslie Browne, and executed with writer, photographer Joan Gannij, which investigates the depth and true meaning of black through art, culture, science and human consciousness. The word “Black" has been loaded with associations throughout history, referring to race, class, the human shadow side, the unknown, and Black Holes. Whether it be about the darkness of night, or the stranger in ourselves, black is an invitation to open our minds. We are striving ...

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New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

Source: All About Jazz

“Lots of people want to listen to jazz, but they don’t know where to start,” says Mark Barnett, author of Getting Into Jazz, a new book from Canoe Tree Press that offers lively tips on how to listen, along with step-by-step guides through some classic jazz CDs featuring such artists as Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz and Chet Baker. Dipping your toe “With so many artists available on so many albums, it’s like a vast swimming pool out there,” says Barnett, ...

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The Real Philadelphia Book Provides An Anthology Of Compositions By Jazz And Blues Artists

The Real Philadelphia Book Provides An Anthology Of Compositions By Jazz And Blues Artists

Source: Michael Ricci

Publication Date: October 24, 2022 344 pages, 9 x 12" Paper: 978-1-4399-1846-3 $24.95 An anthology of compositions by popular Philadelphia jazz and blues artists accessible for every musician The Real Philadelphia Book, 2nd Edition (Publication Date: October 24, 2022) compiled by Jazz Bridge and editors David Dzubinski and Suzanne Cloud, is a collection of more than 200 original jazz and blues compositions. Arranged alphabetically by song title, the sheet music showcases work by generations of Philadelphia musicians. This volume, ...

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Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

Composer / Percussionist / Author Adam Rudolph Publishes 'Sonic Elements' For Instrumentalists And Composers

Source: Adam Rudolph

With Sonic Elements, composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents exciting and innovative ideas about intervals, harmony, and rhythms. He also expands upon his rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism”, which he first presented in his 2006 book Pure Rhythm. Written for performers, students, educators, and composers, as well as anyone interested in music, Sonic Elements is a unique and profound contribution to books on music pedagogy and philosophy. In the introduction to Sonic Elements Rudolph writes: “The purpose of this ...

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Nightfly - Biography of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Available Now on Chicago Review Press

Nightfly - Biography of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Available Now on Chicago Review Press

Source: All About Jazz

September this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first record by Steely Dan, the band formed by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker in 1972 that went on to release nine albums over the 30 years that followed. Now Chicago Review Press is publishing Nightfly: the Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen by music journalist and author Peter Jones. The book is a warts-and-all account that not only relates the often-untold stories behind one of rock’s most iconic bands, but ...

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New From Sher Music Co. - 'Jazz Arrangements Of Public Domain Songs' by Chuck Israels

New From Sher Music Co. - 'Jazz Arrangements Of Public Domain Songs' by Chuck Israels

Source: Sher Music Co.

A unique collection of jazz arrangements by the great Chuck Israels, who has spent many years honing his jazz arranging skills, besides being a legendary bassist with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, George Russell, and many more. “A valuable collection of tunes. Mr. Israels' quartet makes a great case for adding some of these tunes to your jazz repertoire. Thanks, Chuck, for a great job." —Jamey Aebersold Great jazz-oriented arrangements of Tin Pan Alley songs, ("Deed I Do," etc.) Americana classics ...

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New Songbook Series Released By Sher Music Co.

New Songbook Series Released By Sher Music Co.

Source: Sher Music Co.

Sher Music Co. has just released their second Jazz Songbook Series! This collection includes separate books by such jazz greats as Andy Narell, Benny Golson, Randy Brecker, Enrico Pieranunzi, Denny Zeitlin and Steve Khan, among others. These digital-only books contain 20 songs each, selected by each composer and direct from their own lead sheets. In many cases, the manuscript is in their hand, giving a beautiful, historic vibe to the charts. Many of the composers are well-known, but some of ...


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