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Friday, 07 September 2012 18:50

Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History


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
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Sunday, 28 July 2013 09:39

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington


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

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"As penetrating a character study of Bird as any yet written." –New York Times

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00

Jazz: Essential Listening


This book explains what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

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"Comprehensive and intelligently organized. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place."--The New York Times Book Review

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"A work of considerable substance." — The New Yorker. In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years. Includes excerpts from hundreds of personal interviews, letters, tapes, and articles.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:40

Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth


Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talent.

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