You've probably seen other jazz guides, but you haven't run across anything quite like MusicHound Jazz. It delivers sound advice on what to buy and what not to buy. Explore the rich world of jazz, from the soulful vocals of Bessie Smith to the groundbreaking explorations of John Coltrane. This comprehensive guide has it all - page after page of interesting facts, opinions, recording reviews and biographies on nearly 1,300 artists. But that's not all. Enjoy more than 100 stunning photos of jazz greats. Learn who influenced each artist and why. Discover what makes each one unique. Then sample some smokin' jazz with the CD sampler from the legendary jazz label Blue Note.
Release on 2010-03-18 | by Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg
An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg
Pubpsher: Scarecrow Press
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 instruments, essays and criticism, musicology, regional studies, discographies, and reference works. Three indexes—by title, author, and subject—are included.
Ten years ago a revival of swing took place, originating in San Francisco, snowballing into today's international resurgence. This book presents the complete history of swing music and dancing, then and now.
Poetry. "To seek the company of words is to cultivate the silence in which language speaks. It is as much a matter of listening as of writing, and of a willingness to think with words as they exist. In their wry compassion for a world 'that needs no introduction' and their fierce humility in the face of its 'barbed wire hang-ups, 'these poems compel and reward our attention"--Ted Pearson.
One of the most comprehensive accounts to date, Noise of the World is the authentic story of a burgeoning world music scene, as told by its most seminal artists. Drawing on 20 years of original interviews, music journalist Hank Bordowitz presents the fascinating commentary of world music's most pivotal figures ? performers such as Youssou N'dour, Ravi Shankar, Ofra Haza, the Gipsy Kings, Miriam Makeba, the Bulgarian Women's Choir, and dozens of others. Organized by geographic region, these interviews relate the histories and observations of the biggest movers and shakers in world music, many of whom helped to establish and influence a dizzying array of international styles including reggae, ska, calypso, flamenco, salsa, rumba, klezmer, mbaqanga, Afropop, Zulu jive, modern folk choral, raga, and more.
Release on 2002-10-03 | by Jonathan Lethem,Paul Bresnick
The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More
Author: Jonathan Lethem,Paul Bresnick
Pubpsher: Da Capo Press
It's here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It's required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu