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  1. The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives

    This Is Our Music

    Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton

    Series: Transnational Studies in Jazz

    The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

    By Mark Laver

    Series: Transnational Studies in Jazz

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 7th 2003 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Jazz and Totalitarianism
    Edited by Bruce Johnson
    To Be Published October 14th 2015
  2. Improvisation and Music Education: Beyond the Classroom
    Edited by Ajay Heble, Mark Laver
    To Be Published December 31st 2015

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