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BOOK/MAGAZINE March 15, 2014

Adventures In Musical Time Travel

Anagrams is an eBook by Alan Bryson that grew out of his experiences interviewing musicians. Musicians and music lovers appear to share a universal fantasy about going back in time, but you can only take a daydream so far. So he decided to write the story of a fictitious character, Nathan Ballew, a baby boomer who ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE February 11, 2014

The Blue Note, Pictorial Jazz History Now Available

“The Blue Note takes me home to the heady days of Seattle’s jazz scene. It's a fine blend of rare photographs, first person accounts and scholarship. It also shines light on the path-breaking union musicians who played Seattle and ultimately brought about the merging of the black and white unions.” —Quincy Jones “The Blue Note gives ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE January 31, 2014

"Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings" By Steve Sullivan

"Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings" By Steve Sullivan

From John Philip Sousa to Green Day, from Scott Joplin to Kanye West, from Stephen Foster to Coldplay, The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings covers the vast scope of its subject with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. Approximately 1,000 key song recordings from 1889 to the present are explored in full, unveiling the stories behind ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE January 6, 2014

Don Drummond: The Genius And Tragedy Of The World’s Greatest Trombonist By Heather Augustyn With Foreword By Delfeayo Marsalis Released

Don Drummond: The Genius And Tragedy Of The Worldâs Greatest Trombonist By Heather Augustyn With Foreword By Delfeayo Marsalis Released

Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist by Heather Augustyn has been published by McFarland Publishing and is now available. The book is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician and his lover who forever shaped the course of ska, reggae, and popular music worldwide despite poverty, class separation, mental illness, racial ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE December 30, 2013

Barry Cleveland Publishes Hardcover Second Edition Of Cult Classic Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques

Barry Cleveland Publishes Hardcover Second Edition Of Cult Classic Joe Meekâs Bold Techniques

Veteran music journalist Barry Cleveland (currently an editor at Guitar Player magazine) has published the Second Edition of his now cult classic, Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques, in a large-sized hardcover print edition, available via the author’s website, and Amazon.com. Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques updates the 2001 print edition, and features a new Introduction, an additional chapter, ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE December 19, 2013

For The "Mad Genius" On Your List...

The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius is an eye-opening, entertaining, and reassuring look at the (false) link between talent and mental illness. Written by long-time All About Jazz contributor and psychologist Dr. Judith Schlesinger, The Insanity Hoax has become a textbook at Temple University as well as the Royal College of Music ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE December 15, 2013

Grant Geissman's New Book Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein

Grant Geissman's New Book Feldstein: The Mad Life And Fantastic Art Of Al Feldstein

In the opinion of many comic book aficionados, the greatest comics ever created were those published in the 1950s by Bill Gaines at EC Comics. Gaines’s creative right-hand man at EC was Al Feldstein, a triple threat artist/writer/editor. And after EC was forced by various guardians of morality to drop their comics in the mid-1950s, Feldstein ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE December 15, 2013

The First Biography Of Cal Tjader Is Now Available!

The First Biography Of Cal Tjader Is Now Available!

The contributions of this late pioneering jazz vibraphonist—composer, arranger and bandleader Cal Tjader have largely been undervalued. This book is a major corrective. The greater part covers the Grammy winner's 40-year professional life, and his explorations of both Latin and jazz music. His personal life is remembered by those who knew Cal best. The extensive research ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE December 3, 2013

Jazz & Blues Florida December 2013 Issue Posted

The December, 2013 online edition ofJazz & Blues Florida has been posted at jazzbluesflorida.com. Read previews of local and touring artists performing in Florida this month. Along with the ezine, the JBF website offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts and festivals across the state. This month's features are Johnny Rawls, ...

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BOOK/MAGAZINE October 9, 2013

Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Book Release: A World Of Percussion: Ten Etudes Inspired By Rhythms From Across The Globe

Circavision Productions Presents the new book: A World of Percussion: Ten études inspired by rhythms from across the globe Available October 1st, 2013 The book, and accompanying CD, encourage its participants to explore sound and rhythm through various percussion instruments and their bodies, while learning about rhythms from around the world. It includes ten colorful percussion ...

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