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Eugenio Mirti, Leonardo Schiavone: The Taiwan Travel

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The Taiwan Travel
Eugenio Mirti --Leonardo Schiavone
316 pagine
Jazzespresso
2018

The Taiwan Travel è un libro fotografico che racchiude più di 280 istantanee a colori di Leonardo Schiavone, scattate durante un viaggio nell'omonima isola orientale, e brevi testi di Eugenio Mirti, chitarrista, scrittore e collaboratore di Jazzit.
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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968
Ryan H. Walsh
368 Pages
ISBN: # 978-0735221345
Penguin Press
2018

Before thoroughly delving into Ryan H. Walsh's Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, a reader can thumb randomly through its three-hundred fifty-some pages and find nary a reference to ...

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My Life in the Key of E

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My Life in the Key of E: A Memoir
Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo
284 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-692-87885-9
2017

It's not news that the music business is tough.

There are some phenomenally talented people who scuffle for years trying to pay the rent. ...

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The Universe and John Coltrane: The Physics of Cosmic Vibrations

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The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe
Stephon Alexander
272 Pages
ISBN: # 13: 978-0465093571; # 10: 0465093574
Basic Books
2016

On the face of it, the premise that jazz and physics are related disciplines seems strange and remote. Because ...

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Good Morning Blues

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Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie as told to Albert Murray
William James Basie
399 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0143-1
University of Minnesota Press
2016 (1985)

In May 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra played a “Breakfast Dance and Barbecue," like back in Kansas City, hosted by Roulette ...

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Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz

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Gente di Jazz
Gerlando Gatto
232 pagine
KappaVu
2017

In questo volume Gerlando Gatto -catanese trapiantato a Roma, che di jazz si è occupato fin dai suoi esordi giornalistici risalenti ai primi anni Settanta e oggi una delle firme storiche del jazz italiano -raccoglie alcune delle sue numerosissime interviste con ...

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Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More

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Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More
Glenn Berger
4569 (Kindle) Pages
ISBN: # 9781943156108
e: Schaffner Press
2016

“Never Say No to a Rock Star" is Glen Berger's lively account of his experiences participating in the production of ...

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums
Will Friedwald
432 pages
ISBN: 0307379078
Pantheon
2017

Will Friedwald has written a nice fat, fact-laden book, closely analyzing each song on the fifty-one albums he's chosen. Comparing his responses to one's own is interesting, but what really makes this book valuable ...

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Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival

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Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival
Emma Webster, George McKay
136 Pages
University Of East Anglia
2017

There was a time when London had more jazz festivals than you could shake a stick at. Most, however, have disappeared, leaving the London Jazz Festival, ...

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums
Will Friedwald
432 pages
ISBN: 0307379078
Pantheon
2017

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums is unique and Will Friedwald, who has extensive knowledge of and affection for singers and songs, has mined an area all his own. Sure, there are ...