MusicHound Jazz

The Essential Album Guide

MusicHound Jazz

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.

Jazz Books in the 1990s

An Annotated Bibliography

Jazz Books in the 1990s

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.

The Swing Book

The Swing Book

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.

Jazz

Research and Pedagogy

Jazz

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

An Educator's Guide to Music-related Print Resources

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

Lists reports dealing with popular music resources as classroom teaching materials, and will stimulate further thought among students and teachers.

MusicHound Rock

The Essential Album Guide

MusicHound Rock

A guide to rock music provides reviews and tells what to buy, what to buy next, what to avoid, and what is worth searching for

MusicHound Swing!

The Essential Album Guide

MusicHound Swing!

Rates, reviews, and analyzes the works of over 300 artists from yesterday and today, including Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young.

In the Company of Words

In the Company of Words

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.

Noise of the World

Non-Western Musicians in Their Own Words

Noise of the World

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.

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002

The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002

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