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Image for American Music. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to all Aspects of American Music and Music in America.

American Music. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to all Aspects of American Music and Music in America.

By: N/A

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Sonneck Society / University of Illinois Press: 1985

Seller ID: 11418

Condition: Very Good


Volume 3 number 4, Winter 1985. Contents includes: - A Preliminary Chronology of the Early Career of Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton; The Musical Theater of Marc Blitzstein; Synchronized Sound and Movie-House Musicians, 1926-29; Jesse B. Aikin and the Christian Minstrel; Charles Martin Loeffler and George Gershwin: A Forgotten Friendship, Music in Kansas Grade Schools from 1870 to 1900: A Study of Organization and Growth; Milton Babbitt on Milton Babbitt. View more info

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Unsung. A History of Women in American Music

By: Ammer, Christine

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, Amadeus Press: 2001

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 6535

ISBN: 1574670581

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


382pp. Surveys 200 years of women active in American music. From the earliest organists to contemporary innovators in jazz, biographical sketches show the influences of and influences on hundreds of musicians, and the important strides women musicians have made in the last 20 years. View more info

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Jazz Generations: A Life In American Music And Society

By: Collette, Buddy with Steven Isoardi

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Continuum: 2001

Seller ID: 6127

ISBN: 082644721X

Condition: New


214pp, 8 plates, discography. View more info

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Duke Ellington: the Life and Times of the Restless Genius of Jazz

By: Collier, James Lincoln

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11677

ISBN: 0330306170

Condition: Very Good


viii, 340pp, 16 plates. An examination of the Ellington legend set amid the shifting world of black America which provided the background to his success. View more info

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Such Sweet Thunder. Benny Green on Jazz.

By: Green, Benny (Ed Green, Dominic)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11459

ISBN: 0743208358

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


ix, 514pp. A heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. Collection of reviews, sleevenotes, obituaries and previously unpublished works written by the late Benny Green. There are discussions on great songwriters and leading jazz singers, the role of jazz in music, and leading jazz musicians. View more info

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Jazz Masters of the 20s

By: Hadlock, Richard

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1988

Seller ID: 11443

ISBN: 0306803283

Condition: Near Fine


266pp, 12pp b/w illustrations. An unabridged republication of the 1972 edition with a new introduction by the author. View more info

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Count Basie and His Orchestra. Its Music and its Musicians.

By: Horricks, Raymond

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1958

Edition: 2nd Edition - revised and enlarged

Seller ID: 4722


320pp, discography. Corners bumped else very good in chipped & torn dust jacket. View more info

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Classic Jazz. A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

By: Levin, Floyd

Price: £10.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11554

ISBN: 0520213602

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


xxiii, 337pp, illustrations. Foreword by Benny Carter. A collection of Floyd Levin's articles, published mostly in jazz magazines over a fifty-year period. The articles are organized thematically, beginning with a piece on Kid Ory's early recordings and ending with a newly written article about the campaign to put up a monument to Louis Armstrong in New Orleans. Levin gives in-depth profiles of many well-known jazz legends, such as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, and many lesser-known figures who contributed greatly to the development of jazz. View more info

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The Great Jazz Pianists - Speaking of Their Lives and Music.

By: Lyons, Len

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1983

Seller ID: 10300

ISBN: 0306803437

Condition: New


322pp, b/w illustrations. A general survey of jazz pianists and their tradition, followed by interviews with 27 pianists. View more info

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The Great Jazz Pianists - Speaking of Their Lives and Music.

By: Lyons, Len

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11450

ISBN: 0306803437

Condition: Very Good


322pp, b/w illustrations. A general survey of jazz pianists and their tradition, followed by interviews with 27 pianists. Previous owner's name on half title page. View more info

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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

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Composed and Conducted by Walter Scharf

By: Scharf Walter with Michael Freedland

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Valentine Mitchell: 1988

Seller ID: 3640

ISBN: 0853032211

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


231pp, illustrations, filmography. The story of the composer, musical director of some 400 motion pictures. View more info

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Bands, Booze and Broads

By: Tracy, Sheila

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: 1996

Seller ID: 11502

ISBN: 1851588507

Condition: Very Good+


319pp, plates. In this study Sheila Tracy talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands—and who lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: swing music's huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation, and for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was the only way to keep up. These musicians relate their incredible experiences of life on the road, where the pressure to party every night was enormous. View more info