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The "Real Easy" Ear Training Book

by SHER Music & Roberta Radley

All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee...


Three-Note Voicings and Beyond

by Randy Vincent

Randy Vincent's second Sher Music Co. book covers every aspect of the crucial three-note voicings every guitarist needs to know. It has received glowing endorsements from Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Ben...


Poets Can't Sing

by Sherman Smith

"Suddenly you are transported to post WWII San Francisco. A vague presence of eucalyptus and mist fill your mind. A sensory overload for the returning service men and woman. All are wounded in some way. All...


Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation

by Alphonso McClendon

Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power...


Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance

by Jason Toynbee, Catherine Tackley & Mark Doffman

Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black...


Midnight Muse - The Book: Las Vegas - Where Hip Meets Hot

by Joan Peck, Ann Parenti & Jake Naylor

The last fifty years of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Big Band music of Las Vegas, Nevada along with the art of twelve local artists and four poets and the history of the Vegas Jazz Society for the last forty years....


Portraits in Jazz: 80 Profiles of Jazz Legends, Renegades and Revolutionaries

by Howard Reich

Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett,...


The Improvisation Studies Reader: Spontaneous Acts

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...


Black Music

by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, Blues People.


The Jazzer's Cookbook: Creative Recipes for Players and Teachers

by Hal Leonard Corp.

(Meredith Music Resource). A "must have" exciting collection of favorite tips from 57 of today's most outstanding educators, performers, and industry pros in the jazz education world. This is an ideal source...


The Real Book - Volume IV: E-flat Edition

by Hal Leonard Corp.

(Fake Book). Since the 1970s, The Real Book has been the most popular book for gigging jazz musicians. Hal Leonard is proud to publish completely legal and legitimate editions of the original volumes as well...


Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz

by Randall Sandke

Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination;...


Jazz Books in the 1990s: An Annotated Bibliography

by Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg

This annotated bibliography contains over 700 entries covering adult non-fiction books on jazz published from 1990 through 1999. Entries are organized by category, including biographies, history, individual...


Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1

by SHER Music & Randy Vincent

Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle...


But Beautiful

by Geoff Dyer

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively...


Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years

by Olegario Diaz

This theoretical book is meant to improve contemporary jazz styles techniques for all musician players of modern jazz. These exercises were made as an extension of my book "240 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz...


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

by Thomas Brothers

"The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, Commentary In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories,...


Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State

by Dave Oliphant

Jazz is one of America's greatest gifts to the arts, and native Texas musicians have played a major role in the development of jazz from its birth in ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie to its most contemporary...


Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now

by Robert Gottlieb

"Comprehensive and intelligently organized. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place."--The New York Times Book Review

"Alluring. . . . Capture[s]...


The Real Book - Volume V: C Edition

by Hal Leonard Corp.

(Fake Book). Since the 1970s, The Real Book has been the most popular book for gigging jazz musicians. Hal Leonard is proud to publish completely legal and legitimate editions of the original volumes as well...