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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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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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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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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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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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