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Jazz Greats

These jumpin' jazz titles are music to the mind!

 
1.
Masters of Jazz Guitar: The Story of the Players and their Music
by Charles Alexander(Editor)

Miller Freeman Books
Hardcover - 176 pages
(November 1999)


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There are at least three kinds of jazz books: text-laden historical or critical overviews; photo-laden visual chronicles; and collections that detail the operations of a jazz musician, how a musician technically or creatively acts as a pioneer. Masters of Jazz Guitar dabbles happily in all three... Read more

 


2.
The Jazz Pictures
by Carol Friedman(Photographer), Stanley Crouch

Tondo Books
Hardcover - 200 pages
(April 1, 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Carol Friedman's jazz photography is, for the most part, composed of stylishly rendered studio portraits--but her art goes far beyond mere documentation. She strips her subjects of props and unnatural poses, leaving the viewer with intimate renderings of musicians, alone. Friedman loves to get in... Read more

 


3.
Grant Green
by Sharony Andrews Green

Miller Freeman Books
Hardcover - 274 pages
(1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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During his 1960s prime, jazz guitarist Grant Green was overshadowed by rivals Wes Montgomery and George Benson, two immensely talented players who made successful forays into the pop world. But although Green passed away in 1979, the 1990s have seen a Grant Green renaissance, thanks to the birth of... Read more

 


4.
Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography
by Ian Carr

Thunder's Mouth Pr
Paperback - 669 pages
(September 1999)


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Ian Carr's book is the perfect counterpoint and corrective to Miles Davis's own brilliant but vitriolic autobiography, providing a balanced portrait of one of the undisputed cultural icons of the 20th century. Carr has talked with the people who knew the man and his music best; and for this edition,... Read more

 


5.
All Music Guide to Jazz : The Experts' Guide to the Best Jazz Recordings (All Music Guide to Jazz, 3rd Ed)
by Michael Erlewine(Editor), et al

Miller Freeman Books
Paperback - 1378 pages
3rd edition (1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The AMG Jazz encyclopedia is the resource of choice for anything you might care to know about jazz musicians, jazz history, and jazz recordings. The print is small and there's not a lot of space wasted on photos and filler--in fact, the only non-text additions are 51 music maps, smartly illustrating... Read more

 



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