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Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of The Beatles

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Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road And The End of the Beatles
Kenneth Womack
288 Pages
ISBN: #978-1501746857
Cornell University Press
2019

Reverberating with all manner of interpretations, Solid State is a magnificently ironic title for a book purporting to tell The Story of Abbey Road and The ...

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The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)

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The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969-2019)
Michael Buffalo Smith
352 Pages
ISBN: # 978-0881467123
Mercer University Press
2019

In approaching Michael Buffalo Smith's book The Road Goes On Forever, it is absolutely essential to take the subtitle literally. In Fifty ...

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The Musician's Lifeline: Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional

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The Musician's Lifetime
Peter Erskine & Dave Black
191 pages
ISBN-10: 1-4706-4247-6
Alfred Music
2019

In 2017 drummers Peter Erskine and Dave Black co-authored a book entitled The Drummer's Lifeline. The purpose of the book was to share their paired expertise of the profession. Written in a ...

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Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850-1950

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Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850- 1950
Jen Wilson
336 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-78683-407-2
University of Wales Press
2019

The emancipation in the title of Jen Wilson's deeply researched book is two-pronged. On the one hand it refers to African American slaves risking their lives to escape pre-civil war ...

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Neil Young - To Feel The Music: A Songwriter's Mission To Save High-Quality Audio

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To Feel the Music: A Songwriter's Mission to Save High-Quality Audio
Neil Young and Phil Baker
242 Pages
ISBN: #1948836386
BenBella Books
2019

In his introduction to To Feel The Music, Neil Young ascertains that the point of decline in the sound quality of modern music began with ...

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Dreaming Drums

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Dreaming Drums
Christian Ducasse / Franck Médioni
144 Pages
ISBN: # 978-2-86364-319-8
Éditions Parenthèses
2018

To celebrate 40 years spent documenting jazz, French photographer Christian Ducasse decided to focus on drummers--the first time those timekeepers receive such an honor. In this endeavor, he partnered with Franck Médioni, a ...

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record

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The Vinyl Frontier:The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record
Jonathon Scott
288 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4729-5613-2
Bloomsbury Sigma
2019

It was a message-in-a-bottle on a truly cosmic scale. In 1977, two golden records containing images, music and sounds from Earth were attached to the sides of the Voyager I ...

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Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

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Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges
Con Chapman
218
ISBN: #978-0-19-0655390-3
Oxford University Press
2019

It's difficult to fathom the existence of a jazz musician in the position of a featured soloist of an internationally recognized large ensemble, year in and year out, for decades, making ...

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Jazz from Detroit

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Jazz from Detroit
Mark Stryker
342 pages
ISBN: 978-0472074266
University of Michigan Press
2019

When music journalist Mark Stryker left the Detroit Free Press in 2016, yet another casualty of the ineluctable downsizing occurring at news outlets all over the country, jazz fans throughout metro Detroit feared they were ...

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Gerlando Gatto - L'altra metà del jazz

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L'altra metà del jazz
Gerlando Gatto
255 pagine
ISBN: 978-88-97705-81-9
Kappa Vu, Udine
2018

Circa un anno dopo il suo Gente di Jazz (clicca qui per leggerne la recensione) Gerlando Gatto torna a pubblicare un nuovo libro di interviste. La novità--come annuncia il titolo parafrastico--sta nel tipo di ...