We all do 'do, re, mi', but you have to find the other notes yourself. Louis Armstrong

Home / Jazznews / Books
A+ R A-

“Teachout restores this jazzman to his deserved place in the pantheon of American artists.”The New York Times -  “A masterpiece.” Seattle Times

"...surely the most thorough and imaginative visual record of American jazz at mid-century that we'll ever see." Newsweek, New York

"In words as in music, Mingus could erupt like a geyser speaking in tongues.These interviews let you experience his volatile, high-pressure flow of acute  insights  and outrageous conjectures." Gene Santoro

"An important addition to any library of black music biographies."–DownBeat Magazine

Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context.

Clad in white tie and tails, dancing and scatting his way through the "Hi-de-ho" chorus of "Minnie the Moocher," Cab Calloway exuded a warm charm and
sophistication that endeared him to legions of fans.

As stunning and complex as the music it celebrates, this book presents essays, photographs, archival material, and artworks that pay tribute to one of the world's most daring and innovative record labels.

At its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That's the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful and troubled metropolis: New Orleans.

Written by an all-star team, including Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessières, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more