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Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra

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Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra John F. Szwed 512 Pages ISBN: 978-1-4780-0841-5 Duke University Press 2020 Of all the 20th century jazz figures, perhaps only John Coltrane and Miles Davis have achieved greater cult status than Sun Ra. Unlike Coltrane, Ra lived into ...

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Make It New: Reshaping Jazz in the 21st Century

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Make It New: Reshaping Jazz in the 21st Century Bill Beuttler 304 Pages ISBN: #978-1643150055 (13) Lever Press 2019 Journalist Bill Beuttler modeled this book after Joe Goldberg's Jazz Masters of the 50s (Macmillan Publishing Co, 1965). It devoted a chapter each to a dozen musicians, providing a ...

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Stones From the Inside: Rare and Unseen Images

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Stones From the Inside: Rare and Unseen Images Bill Wyman 272 Pages ISBN: 978-1788840699 Acc Art Books 2020 The most important musician in a band is the drummer. Everyone agrees that no group is better than its drummer. Then there are the singers—aka the frontmen—and the lead guitarists, and ...

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Roy DeCarava: The Sound I Saw

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The Sound I Saw Roy DeCarava 228 Pages ISBN: 9781644230107 David Zwirner 2019 Roy DeCarava was a jazz photographer, artist and Harlem local who captured everyday life in the Manhattan area with an insider's eye. Through a spare, striking use of natural light, DeCarava's exploration of the aesthetics of ...

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Tribute: Cocker Power

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Tribute: Cocker Power Linda Wolf 333 Pages ISBN: #978-1-64722-025-9 Insight Editions 2020 It was a cloudy yet warm day in mid march 1970 as musicians, singers, soundmen, girlfriends, photographers, a dog, and several hangers on made their way to the A & M records ...

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Glastonbury 50

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Glastonbury 50 Michael Eavis & Emily Eavis 304 Pages ISBN: 978-1-4091-8393-8 Trapeze 2019 Published in time for Christmas 2019, Glastonbury 50 was intended as part of the build up to the legendary festival's 50th anniversary in 2020. That was before COVID-19 changed everything. Glastonbury 2020 was cancelled, with the ...

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The Big Love: Life & Death With Bill Evans

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The Big Love: Life & Death with Bill Evans Laurie Verchomin 144 pagine ISBN: 1456563092 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2011 “I imagine a love full of pure acceptance--no judgement--no regrets--total integrity. This is the love Bill and I create for ourselves. Just being together is all it takes for ...

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Il trombonista innamorato

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Il trombonista innamorato e altre storie di jazz Aldo Gianolio 278 pagine Robin, Torino 2019 Non possiamo sapere fino a quando durerà l'emergenza Coronavirus, che per forza di cose inibisce la nostra vita sociale e culturale. Sta di fatto che di questi tempi la lettura dei racconti di Aldo Gianolio ...

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Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times

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Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times Debbie Burke 463 PGWA ISBN: #9781079108323 Self Published 2019 Tasty Jazz Jams For Our Times represents a kind of broad, sprawling, inconclusive entry into various aspects of the present state of jazz. While we're accustomed to weighing perspectives on the history of ...

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Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues

Read "Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette

Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues David Dann 776 Pages ISBN: #978-1477318775 University of Texas Press 2019 Through a combination of journalistic objectivity, scholarly attention to detail and the passion of a fan, author David Dann accomplishes exactly what he professes to achieve in his 'Prologue' to ...


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