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The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

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The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics Jim Morrison 584 Pages ISBN: # 978-0063028975 Harper Collins 2021 As Jim Morrison's career evolved over its egregiously abbreviated lifespan, the lead vocalist for the Doors became as ambivalent about his image as the image itself turned ambiguous. From obscurity to celebrity to notoriety and back again--at least relatively speaking within the fold of the quartet from 1970 on— an adoring audience ...

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The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues

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The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues Victor Wooten 368 Pages ISBN: 978-0593081662 Vintage Books 2021 When he is on stage with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Victor Wooten radiates such an earnest persona, it's easy to forgive him for the flash and flamboyance he displays in his solo spots. Likewise when he writes, his passion so thoroughly infuses his somewhat fatuous concepts, it is only his execution that sometimes comes into ...

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La Ruta Del Jazz: Itinerario Del Jazz En Michoacán Durante El Siglo XX

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La Ruta del Jazz: Itinerario del Jazz en Michoacán durante el siglo XX Héctor Pena 159 Pages Self Published 2019 In 1884, the City of New Orleans hosted something called the Cotton Centennial Exposition, colloquially called a World's Fair. Alas, the Exposition was something of a bust, plagued by financial problems, poor attendance, and unmet deadlines. Nevertheless, the Mexican Exhibition was something to see. The President of Mexico was Porfirio Diaz, and he was ...

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Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City 1964-1972

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Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City 1964-1972 Carolyn Glenn Brewer 266 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-57441-823-1 University of North Texas Press 2021 Although Pat Metheny is in many aspects a global citizen, he is first and foremost a native of Missouri. His midwestern-American background and influences appear in his music much like a motif appears in literature. Perhaps this is most evident in his 1997 album with Charlie Haden, Beyond the Missouri ...

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Little Leaps and Sounds: 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies

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Little Leaps and Sounds: 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies Adam Larson 61 Pages Self Published 2021 When enterprising tenor saxophonist Adam Larson released Leaps & Sounds: 12 Contemporary Etudes For Jazz Saxophone (Self-Published, 2018), there wasn't anything quite like it in the educational market. Using contrafacts to push technique in surprising yet targeted directions, the book provided a serious workout likely to make even the most seasoned saxophonists sweat just a little bit. The ...

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Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

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Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz David Burke 240 Pages ISBN: 9781908755483 Desert Hearts 2021 David Burke's survey of British jazz musicians of colour does not begin promisingly. The first sentence of his Foreword reads: “Jazz is, of course, African-American in provenance, just as the greatest exponents of the form have been, and continue to be, African-American." No informed jazz fan would argue with “Jazz is, of course, African-American in ...

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Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise

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Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise Joel Selvin 320 Pages ISBN: # 978-1487007218 House of Anansi Press 2021 Joel Selvin may well grab the reader's attention with his very first sentence of Hollywood Eden. and quite likely never lose it over the course of the two-hundred sixty-some pages that follow. In depicting California as a state of mind more than a geographical area, the veteran scribe ...


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