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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro

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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic Peter Shapiro 352 Pages ISBN: 978-0306845185 Hachette Book Group 2022 By the time readers finish poring through the three hundred fifty-two some pages of The Music Never Stops, ...

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George Michael, A Life

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George Michael: A Life James Gavin 528 Pages ISBN-13: # 978-1419747946 Harry N. Abrams 2022 Music biographer, James Gavin, summed up his approach to picking biography subjects during his discussion* with Jamie Brickouse in Interview magazine: “With all that I write, my antennae vibrate from miles away ...

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Tatjana Rantasha: Jazzthetics

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Jazzthetics Tatjana Rantasha 120 pages Avant Press 2022 Behind every photographer, there are years of training and experience, plenty of time spent on preparation for shooting, days of selection and post-production and only one second of shooting. And yet, when done well, a moment has been frozen in time and ...

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 548 Pagine ISBN: 978-0-571036166-3 Faber 2022 Per la biografia di uno dei più importanti artisti degli ultimi 50 anni serviva un autore fuori dal coro e Philip Watson lo è di sicuro. Noto per la sua attività di giornalista (Esquire, Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday ...

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Elegant People: A History Of The Band Weather Report

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Elegant People: A History Of The Band Weather Report Curt Bianchi 496 Pages ISBN: 978-1-4930-5999-7 Backbeat Books 2021 Few bands hold a place in jazz history quite like Weather Report, the band formed in 1971 by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Miroslav Vitous. The term “jazz-fusion" could have been ...

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Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music

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Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music Sam Newsome 146 Pages ISBN: #978-1-09835-231-8 Some New Press 2022 Sam Newsome offers an abundance of ideas, concepts, and guidance throughout Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music. Some of them, like “The Benefits ...

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Ugly Beauty: Jazz In The 21st Century

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Ugly Beauty: Jazz in The 21st Century Phil Freeman 250 Pages ISBN: 978 1 78904 632 8 ZerO Books 2022 There is a scene in Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan Books, 1979) where a computer named Deep Thought is about to reveal the answer ...

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The Jazz Masters: Setting the Record Straight

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The Jazz Masters. Setting the Record Straight. Peter C. Zimmerman 324 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-4697-3743-1 University Press of Mississippi 2020 There is nothing quite like an interview for immediacy and intimacy. While some people are willing to talk endlessly about themselves, you sometimes find they have nothing to ...

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Enter the Blue

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Enter the Blue Dave Chisholm: writing, drawing, coloring and lettering; Dustyn Payette: color flats 180 Pages ISBN: 978-1940878898 Z2 Comics 2022 Trumpeter/visual artist Dave Chisholm has found ways to combine his two interests before. Instrumental (Z2 Comics, 2017) was an original story featuring a jazz trumpeter; Chasin' the ...

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 560 Pages ISBN: 978-0571361663 Faber & Faber 2022 The great guitar anti-hero Bill Frisell has dreamt of perfect music—an otherworldly blend of unimaginably beautiful sounds. It may be a just a dream, but that hasn't stopped the Denver-raised musician from constantly searching, for ...


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