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You are currently browsing 1–6 of 6 new and published books in the subject of Jazz — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Experiencing Jazz

    Book Only, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Lawn

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing...

    Published June 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition

    Book and Online Access to Music Pack

    By Richard J. Lawn

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing...

    Published February 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The John Coltrane Reference

    By Lewis Porter, Chris DeVito, David Wild, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Wolf Schmaler

    The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Miles, Ornette, Cecil

    Jazz Beyond Jazz

    By Howard Mandel

    Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor revolutionized music from the end of the twentieth century into the twenty-first, expanding on jazz traditions with distinctly new concepts of composition, improvisation, instrumentation, and performance. They remain figures of controversy due to their...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Duke Ellington and His World

    By A. H. Lawrence

    Based on lengthy interviews with Ellington's bandmates, family, and friends, Duke Ellington and His World offers a fresh look at this legendary composer. The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of...

    Published September 8th 2003 by Routledge

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