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Books Books 31 - 40 of about 48 related to Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original.   

Jazz in Its Time

Martin Williams - Music - 1991
From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest ...
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The Oxford Companion to Jazz

Bill Kirchner - Music - 2005 - 852 pages
A listener's guide to jazz brings together sixty essays on the history, performers, characteristics, and influence of jazz music.
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Fifties Jazz Talk: An Oral Retrospective

Gordon Jack - Music - 2004 - 241 pages
More than 25 muscians who first came to prominence during the 1950s are the subject of this collection of interviews. The author's purpose has been to help preserve the oral ...
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Backstory in Blue: Ellington at Newport '56

John Fass Morton - Music - 2008 - 304 pages
Duke Ellington's 'Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue', recorded at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, still makes a profound statement about post-war America. This is a behind-the ...
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Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White

Gene Lees - Music - 1995 - 246 pages
The acclaimed author of three previous collections of essays on jazz and popular music takes a long overdue look at the shocking pervasiveness of racism in jazz's past and ...
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Let’s Get to the Nitty Gritty: The Autobiography of Horace Silver

Horace Silver - Music - 2006 - 282 pages
Horace Silver is one of the last giants remaining from the incredible flowering and creative extension of bebop music that became known as "hard bop" in the 1950s. This ...
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The Jazz Tradition

Martin Williams - Music - 1993 - 320 pages
When it was first published in 1970, this lively and fascinating book was greeted with almost universal acclaim. The American Record Guide called it "the best one-volume of ...
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The Language of Jazz

Neil Powell - Music - 2000 - 151 pages
The word "jazz" did not appear in print until around 1915 and was only grudgingly admitted into polite discourse.The Language of Jazzexplores the vocabulary that has grown up ...
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