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Image for Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation

Open Sky: Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation

By: Nisenson, Eric

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Da Capo: 2000

Seller ID: 6025

ISBN: 0306809885

Condition: New


216pp. View more info

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Improvise Microjazz for Alto Saxophone - Exercises and Pieces to Encourage Improvising

By: Norton, Christopher

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes:

Seller ID: 12851

Condition: Very Good+


Score and part. ; Sheet Music View more info

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At the Jazz Band Ball. A Memory of the 1950's

By: Oakes, Philip

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1983

Seller ID: 11551

ISBN: 0233975918

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


251pp. Third volume of the autobiographical trilogy. View more info

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Sonny Rollins. the Cutting Edge

By: Palmer, Richard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Continuum: 2004

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 10301

ISBN: 0826469167

Condition: New


214pp, discography. This book charts the career of one of the world's great tenor saxophonists. View more info

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Dictionnaire Du Jazz

By: Panassie, Hugues & Gautier, Madeleine

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Albin Michel: 1971

Seller ID: 4639


360pp, 86 photographs. Preface by Louis Armstrong. Surface of top of spine slightly chipped else very good. Previous owners book plate. In French View more info

Image for B Flat, Bebop, Scat. Jazz Short Stories and Poems

B Flat, Bebop, Scat. Jazz Short Stories and Poems

By: Parker, Chris

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Quartet Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11500

ISBN: 0704325683

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


186pp, illustrated with line drawings by Willa Woolston. Stories and poems exploring the world of jazz and blues, with works on individual performers and true-life accounts of early brushes with jazz. View more info

Image for Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West

Dead Man Blues. Jelly Roll Morton Way out West

By: Pastras, Phil

Price: £10.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11420

ISBN: 0520215230

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


xxiv, 246pp, illustrations. Dust jacket has very slight crease. Pastras's discovery of a previously unknown collection of memorabilia, including a 58-page scrapbook compiled by Morton himself, sheds new light on Morton's personal and artistic development, as well as on the crucial role played by Anita Gonzales. Pastras traces Morton's artistic development as a pianist, composer, and bandleader. Among many other topics he discusses the complexities of racial identity for Morton and his circle, his belief in voodoo, his relationships with women, his style of performance, and his roots in black m... View more info

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Victorian Popular Music

By: Pearsall, Ronald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Seller ID: 10462

ISBN: 0715371290

Condition: Very Good


240pp, illustrations. View more info

Image for Jazz Women 1900 to the Present. Their Words, Lives and Music

Jazz Women 1900 to the Present. Their Words, Lives and Music

By: Placksin, Sally

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: 1985

Seller ID: 11646

ISBN: 0745300898

Condition: Very Good


xvii, 332pp, plates. View more info

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A Plain Man's Guide to Jazz

By: Postgate, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Hanover Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4682

ISBN: 0900994053

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


146pp. previous owners unobtrusive book plate. View more info

Image for Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton

By: Reich, Howard & Gaines, William

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Da Capo: 2003

Seller ID: 7404

ISBN: 0306812096

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


288pp, 16 plates. Ink line on bottom edge of pages. View more info

Image for Faith in Time. the Life of Jimmy Scott

Faith in Time. the Life of Jimmy Scott

By: Ritz, David

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2002

Seller ID: 10293

ISBN: 0306812290

Condition: New


270pp, plates. A biography of American jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott (born 1925) , from being orphaned as a teenager and growing up with Kallman’s syndrome (which kept his voice unnaturally high) to touring with Lionel Hampton in the 40s, his work with Ray Charles, his decline into relative obscurity, and rediscovery in the 90s. View more info

Image for Perchance to Dream. The World of Ivor Novello

Perchance to Dream. The World of Ivor Novello

By: Rose, Richard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1974

Seller ID: 6224

ISBN: 0856321206

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


199pp, many illustrations. A small tear to back of dustjacket. View more info

Jazz Records A-Z 1897 to 1931

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Brian Rust: 1962

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 4490

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


736pp. View more info

Image for Jazz Records 1932 - 1942 A to Z

Jazz Records 1932 - 1942 A to Z

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: VJM Publications: N.D.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4491

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


680pp. No publishing date, probably 1960s. View more info

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The Dance Bands

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ian Allan: 1972

Seller ID: 11734

ISBN: 0711003416

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


160pp, many b/w illustrations. The story of the music is told against the background of world events of the years from 1919 to 1944. Very slight bumping of edges of dust jacket. View more info

Image for Stir it Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz

Stir it Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 6700

ISBN: 0195098692

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


193pp. A music critic equally at home writing about jazz, rock or world music, Santoro offers unpretentious discussions of a variety of music and musicians, from Paul Simon in South Africa to Cuban mambo. View more info

Image for Myself when I Am Real: the Life and Music of Charles Mingus

Myself when I Am Real: the Life and Music of Charles Mingus

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 10101

ISBN: 0195147111

Condition: New


452pp 16 plates. This biography draws on dozens of new interviews and previously overlooked archival materials to highlight the intricate connections between the man and his music. A pioneering bassist and composer, Mingus wrote over 300 works spanning gut-bucket gospel, Colombian cumbias, orchestral tone poems, multimedia performance, and chamber jazz. View more info

Image for Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock and Beyond

Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock and Beyond

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 12768

ISBN: 0195101235

Condition: New


xi, 308pp. Examines the historical roots of popular music while offering insight into performers and trends that dominate the current scene. View more info

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Tin Pan Alley

By: Shepherd, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1982

Seller ID: 11455

ISBN: 0710009046

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


vi, 154pp, plates. Small crease and chip on dust jacket. ; Routledge Popular Music Series View more info