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Langston Hughes, great writer and poet, was also a jazz fan.

New York jazz Bible. The oldest jazz magazine in New York, Hot House is the only publication in the New York metro area devoted solely to previews of upcoming jazz events.

Quotable Jazz
is a one-of-a-kind reference that's as essential to your jazz collection as Coltrane's Giant Steps or Miles' Kind of Blue.

The Cover Art of Blue Note Records: The Collection by Graham Marsh   & Glyn Callingham.

With over 400 of the best covers in the record label's history, The Cover Art of Blue Note Records is an essential collection for every jazz fan.

In honor of its 75th anniversary, DownBeat's editors have brought together in this one volume the best interviews, insights, and photographs from the illustrious history of the world's top jazz magazine, DownBeat.


Main character is DJ, record collector, amateur trombonist and adventurer. Unfortunately only one or two Ornette Birks Makkonen comics are out in English. One of them is Ornette Birks Makkonen Makes Jazz Happen.

An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at jazz legends nbsp; In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, known as Nica, was a constant and benevolent presence on the thriving New York jazz scene