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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
by Leonard Feather (Editor), Ira Gitler (Editor)

Bill Russell's American Music
by Mike Hazeldine (Editor), Bill Russell (Editor)
Bill Russell (1905 - 1992), co-author of Jazzmen (1939),  was one of the first serious researchers of New Orleans jazz history. Db.

Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Imamu Amiri Baraka, et al
(Paperback -- September 1983)

Collected Works : A Journal of Jazz 1954-1999
by Whitney Balliett
Hardcover - 928 pages (November )
St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0312202881

Early Jazz : Its Roots and Musical Development
by Gunther Schuller
Paperback - 401 pages Reprint edition (May 1986)
Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0195040430

The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazz
by Tom Piazza
Paperback - 391 pages (March )
Univ of Iowa Pr; ISBN: 0877454892

Jazz Violin
by Matt Glaser, Stephane Grappelli (Contributor)
(Paperback - March 1981)

The Hal Leonard Real Jazz Fake Book - C Edition
Listed under Jazz Fake Books
 

Jazz : A History of America's Music
Jazz : A History of America's Music
by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
First off, let's get the kudos down: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns deserve far more than simple gratitude for bringing jazz to the limelight with this lavishly illustrated volume. The book features among its 500-plus pictures many of the previously unseen shots of musicians and venues glimpsed in Burns's 10-part documentary, Jazz. (See our Ken Burns Jazz Store for the lowdown on the series.) Jazz: An Illustrated History follows the film episode by episode, and it's filled with rich historical detail in the early chapters. Like the series, however, the book trails off after a certain point in chronicling jazz's history. It gives background aplenty on early New Orleans music, the migration of jazz up the Mississippi to major urban centers, and the developments of swing and bebop. After bebop, the history gets a bit perfunctory. Dozens of major figures get mere sidebar coverage. Little is said of substance on Latin or Brazilian jazz, European contributions to the music, fusion, or umpteen smaller deviations from the mainstream. There are wonderful essays that highlight elements of jazz culture, particularly Gerald Early's consideration of race and white musicians in jazz and Gary Giddins's five-page essay on avant jazz. And there are fine sidebars as well. But developments during and after the 1960s are dealt with primarily in impressionistic guest essays rather than detail-oriented historical narrative. It is, of course, difficult to capture all jazz history in any single volume. So perhaps this ought to have been called Jazz: A Historical Appreciation, since the hundreds of images certainly create an intense sense of the music's milieu. --Andrew Bartlett - Amazon.com
Hardcover - 512 pages 1 Ed edition (November 7, )
Knopf; ISBN: 067944551X
 
Living the Jazz Life : Conversations With Forty Musicians About Their Careers in Jazz
by W. Royal Stokes

Jazz Scrapbook : Bill Russell and Some Highly Musical Friends
by Richard Jackson, John Magill
Publisher: Historic New Orleans Collection; (April )

Just Jazz Bass Real Book
by Warner Bros
Listed under Jazz Fake Books

The Oxford Companion to Jazz
by Bill Kirchner (Editor)
Hardcover - 848 pages
Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 019512510X 

Music Is My Mistress
by Duke Ellington
Listed under Duke Ellington

Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong
by Gary Giddins
Listed under Louis Armstrong

From Jazz to Swing : African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935 (Jazz History, Culture, and Criticism Series)
Thomas J. Hennessey 
Paperback

88: The Giants of Jazz Piano
by Robert L. Doerschuk, et al
Listed under Jazz Piano
 

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within
by Kenny Werner
Book Description: Paperback book and CD set. Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that "Mastery is available to everyone," providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While Werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking. Book also includes an audio CD of meditations narrated by Kenny to help the musician reach a place of relaxed focus.
(Paperback -- January )
 
Essential Jazz Lines : Guitar the Style of Joe Pass
by Corey Christiansen
Listed under Jazz Guitar

Improvising Jazz
by Jerry Coker
Listed under Jazz Improvisation
 

Jazz Modernism: From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce
by Alfred, Jr Appel
(Hardcover -- September 17, )

Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong
by Gary Giddins
Listed under Louis Armstrong

Sam Bush Teaches Mandolin Repertoire & Technique: Solos, Licks and Variations to Eight Great Tunes
by Listen, et al
Listed under Mandolin

The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (5th Ed)
by Richard Cook, Brian Morton
Paperback: 1638 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.77 x 9.05 x 6.85 
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); 5th edition (February )
ISBN: 014051452X 
 

Jazz Styles: History and Analysis (7th Edition)
by Mark C. Gridley
(Textbook Binding -- June 23, )

Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz
by John F. Szwed
Book Description: A beginner's guide to listening to and appreciating one of the most diverse and storied musical genres 
Anyone interested in learning about a distinctly American music--jazz--will welcome this newest addition to the popular 101 reference series. Jazz may not be America's only original art form, but it is the quintessential American music. Noted anthropologist, critic, and musical scholar John F. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the music's tangled history and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant garde in less than fifty years. Jazz 101 presents the key figures, history, theory, and controversies that shaped its development, along with a discussion of some of its most important recordings. It offers insightful commentary on how jazz helped shape twentieth-century American painting, film, poetry, dance, fiction, pop and classical music, and the consciousness of what it means to be American. 
Paperback: 354 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 8.01 x 5.33 
Publisher: Hyperion (Adult Trd Pap);
ISBN: 0786884967 
 
Jazz (Npr Curious Listener's Guide)
by Loren Schoenberg, Wynton Marsalis
(Paperback -- August 6, )

The Oxford Companion to Jazz
by Bill Kirchner (Editor)
(Hardcover -- October )

Miles: The Autobiography
by Miles Davis, Quincy Troupe (Contributor)
Listed under Miles Davis

Modern Jazz Piano: A Study in Harmony
by Brian Waite
Listed under Jazz Piano

Visions of Jazz: The First Century
by Gary Giddins
(Paperback -- May 1, )
 

A New History of Jazz
by Alyn Shipton
(Hardcover -- September )

Annual Review of Jazz Studies 2 : Features Thelonious Monk, Mc Coy Tyner, Count Basie, John Coltrane
(Paperback - June 1983)
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