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Jazz Child: A Portrait Of Sheila Jordan Biography By Ellen Johnson Released By Rowman And Littlefield

Jazz Child: A Portrait Of Sheila Jordan Biography By Ellen Johnson Released By Rowman And Littlefield

When Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard “Now’s The Time” by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hooked—and so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan’s full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old NEA Jazz Master who stands today as one ...

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Jan Rivera's "Advanced Rhythmic Concepts For Guitar" -- Foreword By Alex Machacek

Jan Rivera's "Advanced Rhythmic Concepts For Guitar"  -- Foreword By Alex Machacek

An in-depth study on Metric Modulation, Polyrhythms and Polymeters Jan Rivera's Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar is a step by step guide through the process of identifying, dissecting, constructing, practicing and applying: Metric Modulations, Polyrhythms, “Ratio” Polyrhythms, Polyrhythm Divisions/Polyrhythms within Polyrhythms, Intrinsic Polymeters, Extrinsic Polymeters, Polymetric Accompaniment, and Polymetric Improvisation. “I wish I'd had this book ...

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Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution

If you read Hypebot, you know music technology writer and user experience researcher Kyle Bylin. Whether in his writings or on the Upward Spiral podcast, Kyle has always sought to understand not just how music consumption and the music industry are changing, but why. Now he's published a much anticipated collection of his best essays. I've ...

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For the Artists: Critical Writing, Volume 2, a new book by Greg Masters

For the Artists: Critical Writing, Volume 2, a new book by Greg Masters

NEW YORK, NY – Crony Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, For the Artists: Critical Writing, Volume 2, by Greg Masters. While For the Artists: Critical Writing, Volume 1, issued earlier this year, focused on Masters' collected writings on the visual arts, this new volume gathers reviews of music and books, ...

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Laurie Pepper's Memoir, "ART: Why I Stuck With A Junkie Jazzman," To Be Published May 16

Laurie Pepper's Memoir, "ART: Why I Stuck With A Junkie Jazzman," To Be Published May 16

Art Pepper told his sexy, sordid, and exciting true adventure stories to his lover, Laurie, who put them in a book. She quizzed him (and those who knew him) unrelentingly over seven years, editing and structuring a narrative to which she dedicated all her energy. Straight Life by Art and Laurie Pepper (Da Capo) was published ...

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"Joe Meek's Bold Techniques” Details The Iconoclastic British Producer’s Recording Secrets

Veteran music journalist Barry Cleveland (currently an editor at Guitar Player magazine) has published v.2 of the eBook Second Edition of his now cult classic, Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques. The eBook is available via Apple iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble for $9.99. Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques updates the 2001 print edition and features a new ...

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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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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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"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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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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