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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture
Dale Chapman
282 Pages
ISBN: 9780520279384
University of California Press
2018

What explains vibraphonist Stefon Harris giving a TED talk at a conference devoted to behavioral finance? Why would one of the world's largest investment banks sink $10 million into the New Orleans ...

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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip

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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter in the Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip
Joel Selvin with Pamela Turley
288 Pages
ISBN: #978-0306903052
Da Capo Press
2018

Joel Selvin's Fare Thee Well may end up equally parts enlightening and disillusioning for whoever reads it. Drawing upon his coverage of the ...

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Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer

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Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer
Bill Bruford
282 Pages
ISBN: #9780472053780
University of Michigan Press
2018

Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer isn't the place to look for colorful, gossipy stories about Bill Bruford's celebrated years as a prog rock architect and drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, ...

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As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution 1957-1977

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As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free-Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977
Val Wilmer
408 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 78816 071 1
Serpent's Tail
2018

First published in 1977, journalist, author and black music historian Val Wilmer's As Serious As Your Life... makes a welcome print return at a ...

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Peter Jones: This Is Hip - The Life of Mark Murphy

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This is Hip --The Life of Mark Murphy
Peter Jones
247 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1-78179-473-9
Equinox Publishing
2018

Non è casuale che questa bella biografia sul più eclettico jazz singer bianco sia opera di un inglese e venga pubblicata in Gran Bretagna. Il pubblico del Regno Unito ha supportato ...

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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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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 ...