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West Coast Jazz

Author : Ted Gioia
ISBN : 0520217292
Genre : Music
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Category: Music

Representing Jazz

Author : Krin Gabbard
ISBN : 0822315947
Genre : Music
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Traditional jazz studies have tended to see jazz in purely musical terms, as a series of changes in rhythm, tonality, and harmony, or as a parade of great players. But jazz has also entered the cultural mix through its significant impact on novelists, filmmakers, dancers, painters, biographers, and photographers. Representing Jazz explores the "other" history of jazz created by these artists, a history that tells us as much about the meaning of the music as do the many books that narrate the lives of musicians or describe their recordings. Krin Gabbard has gathered essays by distinguished writers from a variety of fields. They provide engaging analyses of films such as Round Midnight, Bird, Mo’ Better Blues, Cabin in the Sky, and Jammin’ the Blues; the writings of Eudora Welty and Dorothy Baker; the careers of the great lindy hoppers of the 1930s and 1940s; Mura Dehn’s extraordinary documentary on jazz dance; the jazz photography of William Claxton; painters of the New York School; the traditions of jazz autobiography; and the art of "vocalese." The contributors to this volume assess the influence of extramusical sources on our knowledge of jazz and suggest that the living contexts of the music must be considered if a more sophisticated jazz scholarship is ever to evolve. Transcending the familiar patterns of jazz history and criticism, Representing Jazz looks at how the music actually has been heard and felt at different levels of American culture. With its companion anthology, Jazz Among the Discourses, this volume will enrich and transform the literature of jazz studies. Its provocative essays will interest both aficionados and potential jazz fans. Contributors. Karen Backstein, Leland H. Chambers, Robert P. Crease, Krin Gabbard, Frederick Garber, Barry K. Grant, Mona Hadler, Christopher Harlos, Michael Jarrett, Adam Knee, Arthur Knight, James Naremore
Category: Music

Africana

Author : Kwame Anthony Appiah
ISBN : 9780195170559
Genre : History
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Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids , to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.
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

Raise The Titanic

Author : Clive Cussler
ISBN : 1101204532
Genre : Fiction
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On orders from the Pentagon, marine explorer Dirk Pitt must salvage crucial material from the world's most infamous maritime disaster in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...
Category: Fiction

Cheaters

Author : Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN : 1101209151
Genre : Fiction
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This "hot, sexy, and funny" bestseller (Library Journal) solidifies Eric Jerome Dickey's place as a master of the modern relationship novel. With Cheaters, the bestselling author of Milk in My Coffee rips the covers off the L.A. singles scene--exposing the lovelorn lives, and lowdown lies, of six young professionals... Everyone's talking about CHEATERS... "STEAMY." --Seattle Times "SURPRISING." --USA Today "DELICIOUS." --Washington Post "PROVOCATIVE." --Publishers Weekly "FIRST-RATE." --Los Angeles Times "AMBITIOUS."--Booklist "FRESH." --Kirkus Reviews "HONEST." --Ebony "TERRIFIC." --Philadelphia Inquirer
Category: Fiction

Conception

Author : Yang-un Moon Eiman
ISBN : 9781469715773
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Today may not be up to your expectation but then rest you prepare for tomorrows unavoidable consequences. Co-rider of co-creational spirit reinforcement of todays MY prodding to you, as of todays quota you meet and first day of conception I also needed lots of hours of solacing relaxation, after creation of light and after creation of rainbows and especially after creation of you. So creation in between you and MY mutual effort is never going to be smooth ride to gas station. We are vast our ambitions our effort and our hunger to fill in not that gullible fungus for connotating nothingness. But consequence for diversity of our living, our leading demand for mutation only by doing expansive research or filling cap for our inundation of creation we can palpitate as a solid member of society in vast nature of cosmos. Let you go again today that you did yesterday and day before, you got to let you go of at all cost. So I can draw upon you big scale of scenery fowling outburst of substance, matter making essence of our creative nature. From the inner depth of spirit flowing free spirit throughout galaxy and vast expansion of cosmos.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Narrative Of Events

Author : James Williams
ISBN : 9780486800677
Genre : History
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This 1837 memoir proved an effective tool for abolitionists. One of the few autobiographies by a Caribbean slave, it recounts the horrors of the apprenticeship system that replaced the British slave trade.
Category: History