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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 ...

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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 ...

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"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 ...

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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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Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann to Release Groundbreaking Memoir

Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann to Release Groundbreaking Memoir

DEAL: MY THREE DECADES OF DRUMMING, DREAMS AND DRUGS WITH THE GRATEFUL DEAD SET TO COME OUT MAY 5 BILLY & THE KIDS TO PERFORM “EUROPE SEVENTY 2.0" FEATURING ROBERT RANDOLPH AT THE CAPITOL IN PORT CHESTER, NY, MARCH 28 TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20 ONE NIGHT ONLY “SPRING '90 REVISITED SHOW" FEATURING ...

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The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Author Speaks!

From author Larry Reni Thomas: I am not on anybody's side. I am not on Lee Morgan's side. I am not on Helen Morgan's side. I am on the side of history. I understand people who loved Lee. And can also understand the people who loved Helen. But, I wrote this book for historical significance. I ...

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Dick Vartanian’s Little Book

Dick Vartanian’s Little Book

Dick Vartanian, a trumpet player, was one of many jny: San Francisco jazzmen who served in World War Two and returned home to see if they could make a living playing music. He and a clarinetist, Paul Breitenfeld, had become good friends at Polytechnic High School. The war behind them, the young Army veterans attended San ...

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"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

By Marta Ramon The Ultimate Sideman
Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman
224 pages
ISBN:978-94-90532-04-8
Pincio Uitgeverij
2012 When you see a jazz musician on the stage, you connect with their playing. Sometimes, you wonder what crosses their mind to do that particular and subtle thing which ...

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“Jazz In The Key Of Light" Spotlights Jazz Greats And Rising Stars

“Jazz In The Key Of Light" Spotlights Jazz Greats And Rising Stars

Veteran jazz writer and photographer Ken Franckling has published a new book, Jazz in the Key of Light (Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians Speak for Themselves). It illuminates more than 80 musicians through a different format than the traditional fine art photography book. Images of its featured jazz artists, in performance or moments of personal ...

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"Playboy On Stage" A History Of The World's Sexiest Nightclubs By Patty Farmer

"Playboy On Stage" A History Of The World's Sexiest Nightclubs By  Patty Farmer

The first-ever oral history of the influential entertainment empire launched by Playboy “For anyone interested in the good old days of jazz, rye old-fashioneds and life after dark, this book brings back the music, rough glamour and excitement of the Playboy clubs in all their exhilarating, ground-breaking glory. It's well-researched, breezily written, incredibly informative, and a ...


 

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