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The recent history of New Orleans is fraught with tragedy and triumph. Both are reflected in the city’s vibrant, idiosyncratic music community.


”Kelley vividly captures this all-star quartet riffing on new alternatives within jazz. Filled with stories and songs that need to be heard, Africa Speaks, America Answers is an essential addition to any jazz library”. Jason Moran


Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century.


“The type of book that should be compiled on every great musician. It is an inspired concept that is perfectly done.”  Los Angeles Jazz Scene


The Ellington Century demonstrates how Duke Ellington's music is as vital to musical modernism as anything by Stravinsky, more influential than anything by Schoenberg, and has had a lasting impact on jazz and pop that reaches from Gershwin to contemporary R&B.


"a work of social archeaology and a testament to the artists whose music caught all the tumult and excitement of a changing American" - Sean O'Hagan.   The Guardian.


Transcribed by Steve Briody. 675 transcribed licks and phrases from 5 of the greatest Jazz Guitarists of all time: Tal Farlow, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, and Jimmy Raney!


The West Coast, 1950s.   Bob Willoughby worked late into the night developing and printing his photographs with his radio firmly dialed into these new sounds.


“I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. “Nina Simone