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Good Morning Blues

Read "Good Morning Blues" reviewed by Richard  J Salvucci

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 ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

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

Read "Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

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 ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

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

Read "Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival" reviewed by Ian Patterson

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

Read "The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums" reviewed by Roger Crane

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 ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation

Read "Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation
Ulf Olsson
184 Pages
ISBN: 978-0520286641
University of California Press
2017

The Grateful Dead, possibly the most heavily documented band ever, was under one form of microscope or another from its inception in Palo Alto, California in ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

All That's Jazz

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All That's Jazz
Sammy Stein
198 Pages
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9557670-9-8
Tomahawk Press
2017

Sammy Stein is a brave woman. Take that title--not just a riff on “All That Jazz" to cover a personal memoir of time spent in the jazz trenches but ALL that IS jazz. This is a ...

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

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The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
Joe Hagan
560 Pages
ISBN: # 1101874376
Knopf
2017

If Jann Wenner, the subject of Sticky Fingers, wasn't such a devoted fan of the Rolling Stones (after whom he at least partially named the magazine he founded), Joe ...

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Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend

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Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend
Mark Miller
279 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77302-559-9
Tellwell Talent
2017

The ultimate impact of a man's life is not always synonymous with the things he leaves behind. Such is the tacit premise of Mark Miller's exceptional biography of Canadian jazz drummer, composer and bandleader ...

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Mats Gustafsson: Discaholics! Record Collector Confessions Vol. 1

Read "Mats Gustafsson: Discaholics! Record Collector Confessions Vol. 1" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Discaholics! Record Collector Confessions Vol. 1
Mats Gustafsson
120 pagine
Marhaug Forlag
2017

Chi ha avuto occasione di incrociare Mats Gustafsson nelle ore che precedono un suo concerto sa bene che, oltre al doveroso soundcheck, nell'agenda del sassofonista svedese non manca mai una capatina nei negozi di vinili usati della ...

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Sconfini. Vent'anni di Jazz&Wine of Peace

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Sconfini. Vent'anni di Jazz&Wine of Peace
Flavio Massarutto, Luca Alfonso D'Agostino, Massimiliano Gosparini, Roberto Duse
Controtempo
2017

L'idea originaria era in realtà “solo" (se così si può dire) quella di un libro fotografico che documentasse i vent'anni di un festival importante e particolare qual è il Jazz & Wine of Peace ...