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Le avventure di un jazzista-filosofo

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Le avventure di un jazzista-filosofo
Arrigo Cappelletti
191 Pagine
ISBN: 978-88-6231-907-2
Arcana Jazz
2016

Laureato in filosofia e per alcuni anni insegnante della materia nei licei, il pianista Arrigo Cappelletti è anche un'ottima penna, come aveva avuto modo di mostrare in varie sue pubblicazioni, tra le quali spicca ...

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Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In And Out Of Jazz

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Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In And Out Of Jazz
Fred Hersch
307 Pages
ISBN: #9781101904343
Crown Archetype Press
2017

Disclaimer #1: Like the author, I harbor a blood pathogen (he HIV, me Leukemia) that is intent on killing me.

Disclaimer #2: Being of similar ...

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Conversations with Charlie Haden

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Conversations with Charlie Haden
Josef Woodard & Charlie Haden
235 Pagine con 24 foto in bianco e nero
ISBN: #978-1-935247-15-9
Silman-James Press
2017

Pubblicato negli Stati Uniti all'inizio di quest'anno, Conversations with Charlie Haden raccoglie 17 interviste del critico Josef Woodard al grande contrabbassista scomparso; alcune sono state ...

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Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

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Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene
Thomas H. Greenland
245 pages
ISBN: #978025081606
University of Illinois Press
2016

This week I plan on attending three live jazz performances. I'm fortunate to reside in an area that affords the opportunity to check out a variety of jazz musicians who I ...

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The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

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The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966
Harry Benson
272 Pages
ISBN: 3836533227
Taschen
2017

Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising ...

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain

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David Bowie: Behind the Curtain
Andrew Kent
160 Pages
ISBN: 0996058753
Press Syndication Group
2017

Very few musicians have been as documented, analyzed or scrutinized as singer David Bowie. Ever since the 60s, Bowie has spent his entire life in the spotlight and really very few musicians can match ...

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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music by Ben Wynne

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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music
Ben Wynne
296 Pages
ISBN: # 978-0807157800
Louisiana State Press
2014

With surgical precision, Ben Wynne teases away all the romantic claptrap surrounding two titan music contemporaries, placing them in their appropriate historical perspectives, perspectives that make ...

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Fats Waller by Maurice Waller & Anthony Calabrese

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Fats Waller
Maurice Waller and Anthony Calabrese
256 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1-5179-0391-6
University of Minnesota Press
2017/1977

With regards to the jazz piano, who came before Art Tatum, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Well, it was James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion" Smith and Thomas Fats Waller. The latter of ...

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The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville by Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

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The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
420 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1496810021
University Press of Mississippi
2017

In the late 1970s, I began a more academic approach to blues music. In addition to listening to the music, I began ...

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
288 Pages
ISBN: #1419724460
Harry N. Abrams
2017

A coffee table book for a generation, this near seven-pound tome entitles 50 Years of Rolling Stone is as philosophically weighty as its subtitle would imply. Or so ...


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