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S. Duncan Reid, "Cal Tjader: The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz" (McFarland, 2013)

December 18, 2014

Cal Tjader

S. Duncan Reid
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S. Duncan Reid has written a meticulously researched and detailed account of the performances and recording career of Bay Area-raised and small group …

Gabriel Solis, "Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall" (Oxford UP, 2013)

September 7, 2014

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Gabriel Solis
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On November 29, 1957, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holliday, Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, and a multi-talented young R&B player who played jaz…

Derrick Bang, "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano" (McFarland Press, 2012)

April 3, 2014

Vince Guaraldi at the Piano

Derrick Bang
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In Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (McFarland Press, 2012),Derrick Bang chronicles San Francisco jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi's sojourns into the world of …

Keith Waters, "The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-1968" (Oxford UP, 2011)

January 18, 2014

The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-1968

Keith Waters
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"...when people were hearing us, they were hearing the avant-garde on the one hand, and they were hearing the history of jazz that led up to it on the…

Brian Harker, "Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings" (Oxford UP, 2011)

September 2, 2013

Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

Brian Harker
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"The public don't understand jazz music as we musicians do. A diminished seventh don't mean a thing to them, but they go for high notes. After all, th…

Catherine Tackley, "Benny Goodman's Famous 1939 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert" (Oxford UP, 2011)

March 19, 2013

Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Catherine Tackley
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Feed: "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" Comic: "Practice!" When I first began to build a jazz record library back in the early 1960s, one particu…

Dave Gluck, "Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance" (Hal Leonard, 2011)

December 5, 2012

Rhythms of the Game

Bernie Williams, Dave Gluck, Bob Thompson
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"Around 380 BC, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in the Republic about the idealized society as having a "united influence of music and sport" where …

Ben Cawthra, "Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography in Jazz" (U Chicago Press, 2011)

September 18, 2012

Blue Notes in Black and White

Benjamin Cawthra
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Ben Cawthra's Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz (University of Chicago, 2011) discusses the way images of jazz and the musicians who…

Dave Oliphant, "KD: A Jazz Biography" (Wings Press, 2012)

August 10, 2012


Dave Oliphant
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Texas poet/author/historian Dave Oliphant's KD: A Jazz Biography (Wings Press, 2012) is a poetic tribute to the life of Jazz trumpeter and one of the …

Kathy Sloane, "Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club" (Indiana UP, 2011)

June 20, 2012

Keystone Corner

Kathy Sloane
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Kathy Sloane's Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club (Indiana UP, 2011) captures a time and place in San Francisco in the 70s and early 80s that we…

Kevin Whitehead, "Why Jazz? A Concise Guide" (Oxford UP, 2011)

May 21, 2012

Why Jazz?

Kevin Whitehead
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Kevin Whitehead's highly readable, informative and entertaining Why Jazz? A Concise Guide (Oxford University Press, 2011) is bookshelf "must have" for…