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Raise Up Off Me

Author : Hampton Hawes
ISBN : 1560253533
Genre : Music
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Hampton Hawes [1928–1977] was one of jazz's greatest pianists. Among his peers from California the self-taught Hawes was second only to Oscar Peterson. At the time of his celebration as New Star of the Year by downbeat magazine (1956), Hawes was already struggling with a heroin addiction that would lead to his arrest and imprisonment, and the interruption of a brilliant career. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy granted Hawes an Executive Pardon. In eloquent and humorous language Hampton Hawes tells of a life of suffering and redemption that reads like an improbable novel. Gary Giddins has called it "a major contribution to the literature of jazz." This book includes a complete discography and eight pages of photographs.
Category: Music

West Coast Jazz

Author : Ted Gioia
ISBN : 0520217292
Genre : Music
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Africana

Author : Anthony Appiah
ISBN : 9780195170559
Genre : History
File Size : 61.43 MB
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In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.
Category: History

Thelonious Monk

Author : Robin Kelley
ISBN : 9781439190494
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, written by a brilliant historian, with full access to the family's archives and with dozens of interviews. Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist’s struggle to “make it” without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the twentieth century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of “bebop” and establishing Monk as one of America’s greatest com­posers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz’s most original composer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author : the late Leonard Feather
ISBN : 9780199886401
Genre : Reference
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Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.
Category: Reference

Jazz Forum

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ISBN : UOM:39015009632111
Genre : English periodicals
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Category: English periodicals

Jazz

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ISBN : UVA:X002009408
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Banned Books

Author : Robert P. Doyle
ISBN : 0838982794
Genre : Reference
File Size : 50.28 MB
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From Back Cover of Book: Banned books: Challenging Our Freedom To Read provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression - and our freedom to read what we choose - are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration. This updated and expanded 2010 edition features a new, streamlined design that will make this an essential reference you'll return to time and again. Contents include: Insight - the challenge of censorship; Interpretation - the first amendment, the freedom of expression, and the freedom to read; Information - first amendment timeline, court cases, glossary, bibliography and quotations; Ideas - celebration guide for banned books week and communication guide for librarians; Incidents - top ten challenged books of 2009 and challenged or banned books - more than 1800 titles listed alphabetically by author plus title, topical, and geographical indices.
Category: Reference

The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author : Colin Larkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119423544
Genre : Music
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From boogie-woogie to bebop and beyond, the sounds and rhythms of Jazz is mercurial: always creative, seldom static, frequently cultish and often contentious. The latest edition of The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz is the essential companion to making an acquaintance with Jazz. It will inform you and it will not talk down to you. There are over 3,500 entries detailing every artist who has had an impact on the development of jazz since it headed out from New Orleans and spread to New York, London, Paris, Montreux, Munich and way beyond. Here are all the legends whose genius is evoked in a single name - Ella, Duke, Satchimo, Bird, Miles, Trane, the Hawk, Monk and Diz - together with all the younger talent - Brad mehidau, jacky terrasson, Nicholas Payton and the youngest phenomenon of them all, Norah Jones. They line up with modern-day giants of the genre such as John Schofield, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano and Keith Jarrett. All entries have a detailed album chronology, together with a five-star rating system.The text is non-pompous, non-judgemental yet friendly and constructive. All the text has been taken from the gigantic database of The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, first published in 1992. the EPM and its spin-off series swiftly and firmly established itself as the undisputed champion of all contemporary-music reference books.
Category: Music

Coda Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015023763447
Genre : Jazz
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Category: Jazz