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UC Press Publishes "Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus" by Krin Gabbard

UC Press Publishes "Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus" by Krin Gabbard

“Krin Gabbard is one of the finest stylists writing about jazz today, and Better Git It In Your Soul finds him at the top of his game. The writing is crisp, charming, and funny, a pleasure to read. The author’s love of this immensely rich body of music comes through on every page.” —Thomas Brothers, author ...

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as ...

Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques — New Video And V3 E-book Unveiled

Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques — New Video And V3 E-book Unveiled

“When I began researching my book I had no idea that Joe Meek’s recording concepts and techniques had basically turned the ’50s and ’60s British studio world upside down,” says Barry Cleveland, author of Joe Meek’s Bold Techniques. “Many of the things Meek did were revolutionary—and often considered wrong—at the time, but have now been so ...

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music. The Playboy experience was never just about sex—it was about lifestyle. And music—particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of Hefner’s—has ...

Jive-Colored Glasses: A Memoir That Tells How A Jazz Critic Got That Way

Jive-Colored Glasses: A Memoir That Tells How A Jazz Critic Got That Way

A jazz memoir combined with personal stories, Jive-Colored Glasses tells how critic John Goodman came to jazz as a child from a privileged background and how jazz radically changed his life. Jive-Colored Glasses was published July 8 on Amazon in paperback and ebook versions. It jumped to #5 in Amazon's Best Seller List (for Jazz Musician ...

"Spirits Rejoice! Jazz And American Religion" By Jason C. Bivins

"Spirits Rejoice! Jazz And American Religion" By Jason C. Bivins

In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic ...

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

A book by Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter. Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Louie Bellson, Lennie Tristano, Tony Bennett, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, and Joe Lovano: These are just some of the hundreds of musicians of Italian descent whose talents have enriched jazz. Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica is more than just a book about ...

Listen to This Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Listen to This Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

THE FIRST CLOSE CRITICAL TREATMENT OF THE ALBUM THAT SHOOK JAZZ WITH ITS ELECTRIC SOUND AND ROCK-INFLUENCED STYLE Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Miles Davis's watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz ...

"Don Alias: Stories of a Legendary Percussionist" By Melanie Futorian Available on Kindle

"Don Alias: Stories of a Legendary Percussionist" By Melanie Futorian Available on Kindle

The Don Alias ebook is now out. This book recounts the journey of a great, American percussionist who set a new standard in percussion in a multitude of musical genres from Afro Cuban to jazz. From the 1950s into the new millennium, his performances ranged from playing on the streets of Harlem to recording the groundbreaking ...

Love Songs The Hidden History by Ted Gioia

Love Songs The Hidden History by Ted Gioia

Music historian and Daily Beast columnist Ted Gioia uncovers the hidden truths of love, one of the most dominant themes of music in the last millennium. While many tend to view love songs as simple, sentimental, and formulaic, Gioia proves that no other style of music has led to more censorship, controversy, or reprisals. Based on ...


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