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

Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics ...

Randall Sandke - Music - 2010 - 288 pages
Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet tackles a controversial question: Is jazz the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by ...
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The Essential Jazz Recordings: 101 CDs

Ross Porter - Music - 2008 - 161 pages
A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre. Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has ...
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Chasin the Trane

J.C. Thomas - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 252 pages
He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s ...
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Historical Dictionary of Jazz

John S. Davis - Music - 2012 - 470 pages
Jazz is a music formed from a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States ...
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Jazz And Its Discontents: A Francis Davis Reader

Francis Davis - Music - 2009 - 352 pages
From Frank Sinatra to Sun Ra, from the jazz age to middle age, with thoughts on everything in-between, Francis Davis has been writing about American music and American culture ...
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Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest ...

Salim Washington, Farah Jasmine Griffin - Music - 2013 - 304 pages
When the renowned trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis chose the members of his quintet in 1955, he passed over well-known, respected saxophonists such as Sonny Rollins to pick ...
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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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Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

James Gavin - Biography & Autobiography - 2011 - 440 pages
From his emergence in the 1950s as an uncannily beautiful young Oklahoman who became the prince of "cool" jazz seemingly overnight to his violent, drug-related death in ...
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Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club

Kathy Sloane - Music - 2012 - 264 pages
During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco’s Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians ...
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A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album

Ashley Kahn - Music - 2003 - 288 pages
Few albums in the canon of popular music have had the influence, resonance, and endurance of John Coltrane's 1965 classic A Love Supreme-a record that proved jazz was a fitting ...
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