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1. Cover image for 'Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism'
Music, "Race," and Intellectuals in France, 1918-1945
Jeremy F. Lane
A groundbreaking study of the reception of jazz among French-speaking black intellectuals between 1918 and 1945
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1. Cover image for 'Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism'
Music, "Race," and Intellectuals in France, 1918-1945
Jeremy F. Lane
A groundbreaking study of the reception of jazz among French-speaking black intellectuals between 1918 and 1945
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1. Cover image for 'Jazz and Machine-Age Imperialism'
Music, "Race," and Intellectuals in France, 1918-1945
Jeremy F. Lane
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2. Cover image for 'Dameronia'
The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron
Paul Combs

The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron

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The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron
Paul Combs
The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron
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The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron
Paul Combs
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3. Cover image for 'Music Is My Life'
Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
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4. Cover image for 'Head Hunters'
The Making of Jazz's First Platinum Album
Steven F. Pond
The story of one of the most influential and controversial jazz recordings of the twentieth century
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Paper 2010 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Head Hunters" to Cart
5. Cover image for 'The Music of Django Reinhardt'
Benjamin Givan

An in-depth analysis of the music and life of a gypsy music legend

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Paper 2009 $32.50 Available Add Paper for "The Music of Django Reinhardt" to Cart
6. Cover image for 'Ellington Uptown'
Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Concert Jazz
John Howland

Explores a little-discussed yet truly hybrid American musical tradition lost between the canons of authentic jazz and classical music

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Paper 2009 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Ellington Uptown" to Cart
7. Cover image for 'New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History'
Bruce Boyd Raeburn

A fascinating and insightful study of the development of New Orleans jazz and its effect on jazz history

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Bruce Boyd Raeburn

A fascinating and insightful study of the development of New Orleans jazz and its effect on jazz history

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8. Cover image for 'Rhythm Is Our Business'
Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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Paper 2008 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "Rhythm Is Our Business" to Cart
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Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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9. Cover image for 'Someone to Watch Over Me'
The Life and Music of Ben Webster
Frank Büchmann-Møller

The definitive biography of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster

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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Someone to Watch Over Me" to Cart
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The Life and Music of Ben Webster
Frank Büchmann-Møller

The definitive biography of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster

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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Someone to Watch Over Me" to Cart
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10. Cover image for 'Delightfulee'
The Life and Music of Lee Morgan
Jeffery S. McMillan
The story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time
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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Delightfulee" to Cart
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The Life and Music of Lee Morgan
Jeffery S. McMillan
The story of one of the most individual jazz stylists of his time
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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Delightfulee" to Cart
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11. Cover image for 'Lee Konitz'
Conversations on the Improviser's Art
Andy Hamilton
With a foreword by Joe Lovano, an oral biography of the preeminent alto saxophonist of cool jazz
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Paper 2007 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Lee Konitz" to Cart
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Conversations on the Improviser's Art
Andy Hamilton
With a foreword by Joe Lovano, an oral biography of the preeminent alto saxophonist of cool jazz
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Paper 2007 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Lee Konitz" to Cart
Hardcover 2007 $70.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Lee Konitz" to Cart
12. Cover image for 'The Last Miles'
The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991
George Cole
The story of the final recordings of one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century
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Paper 2007 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "The Last Miles" to Cart
13. Cover image for 'Lennie Tristano'
His Life in Music
Eunmi Shim
The first biography of one of the most influential but unheralded musicians in jazz history
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Hardcover 2007 $37.50 Available Add Hardcover for "Lennie Tristano" to Cart
14. Cover image for 'The André Hodeir Jazz Reader'
André Hodeir
A selection of the best writings on jazz by André Hodeir, one of the world's most influential jazz critics
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Paper 2006 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "The André Hodeir Jazz Reader" to Cart
15. Cover image for 'Lester Young'
Revised Edition
Lewis Porter
A new edition of the musical biography of jazz tenor saxophonist Lester Young, with a revised discography
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Paper 2005 $20.95 Available Add Paper for "Lester Young" to Cart
16. Cover image for 'Four Jazz Lives'
A. B. Spellman
A revival of a classic oral biography of four nearly overlooked jazz giants
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Paper 2004 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Four Jazz Lives" to Cart
Ebook 2011 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Four Jazz Lives"
16. Cover image for 'Four Jazz Lives'
A. B. Spellman
A revival of a classic oral biography of four nearly overlooked jazz giants
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Paper 2004 $22.95 Available Add Paper for "Four Jazz Lives" to Cart
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17. Cover image for 'Jazz Journeys to Japan'
The Heart Within
William Minor
One author's personal odyssey through the jazz scene in Japan
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Hardcover 2004 $34.95 Available Add Hardcover for "Jazz Journeys to Japan" to Cart
18. Cover image for 'Open the Door'
The Life and Music of Betty Carter
William R. Bauer
Presents the lifelong influence of Betty Carter's career and her music on the music world
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Paper 2003 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "Open the Door" to Cart
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A wide ranging jazz series providing ground-breaking, in-depth, and insightful studies of the lives and works of jazz musicians. Autobiography, biography, musicology, history, cultural studies, and other adventures in jazz welcome.

Jazz Perspectives is now a journal, too. Go to the Journal's site.

Jazz Perspectives

A wide ranging jazz series providing ground-breaking, in-depth, and insightful studies of the lives and works of jazz musicians. Autobiography, biography, musicology, history, cultural studies, and other adventures in jazz welcome.

Jazz Perspectives is now a journal, too. Go to the Journal's site.


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Eric Porter, Professor of American Studies and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz

John Szwed, Professor of Music and Jazz Studies and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

Editorial Board
Frank Büchmann-Møller, Head of the jazz archive at Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, and author of You Just Fight for Your Life: The Story of Lester Young (Praeger)

Mark Burford, Teaching Fellow in Music at Columbia University, and Editor-in-Chief of Current Musicology

Francis Davis, jazz critic for the Village Voice, and author of Jazz and Its Discontents and Like Young: Jazz, Pop, Youth, and Middle Age (Da Capo Press)

David B. Demsey, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Jazz Studies, William Patterson University, and co-author of Alec Wilder: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood)

Maurizio Franco, Editor of Musia Oggi, an Italian musicological magazine, and author of Django Reinhardt: dalla chitarra gitana al jazz (Edizioni Sinfonica Jazz)
Andrew Homzy, Professor of Jazz Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, and founder of the Andrew Homzy Jazz Orchestra

Travis Jackson, Associate Professor of Music, University of Chicago, author of Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene (University of California Press)

Andrew Jaffe, Director of the Jazz Program at Williams College, and author of Jazz Theory (W.C. Brown), and Jazz Harmony (Advance Music)

Wolfram Knauer, Director of the Jazz-Institut Darmstadt, Europe's largest public jazz archive, and author or editor of numerous jazz studies

Graham Lock, British author of Forces in Motion (Quartet Press), and Blutopia (Duke University Press), and co-editor of The Hearing Eye and Thriving on a Riff (Oxford University Press)

Henry Martin, Professor of Music at Rutgers University, and Co-Editor of The Annual Review of Jazz Studies

Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professer of African American Music, Harvard University, author Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa, (Oxford University Press)

Brian Priestley, British author of Mingus: A Critical Biography (Quartet), John Coltrane (Apollo Press), and co-author of Jazz: The Essential Companion (Grafton)

Walter van de Leur, Amsterdam College of the Arts, and author of Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Oxford)

Chris Washburne, Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University, and author of Salsa in New York: a Musical Ethnography (Temple)

Series Editors

Eric Porter, Professor of American Studies and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz

John Szwed, Professor of Music and Jazz Studies and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

Editorial Board
Frank Büchmann-Møller, Head of the jazz archive at Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, and author of You Just Fight for Your Life: The Story of Lester Young (Praeger)

Mark Burford, Teaching Fellow in Music at Columbia University, and Editor-in-Chief of Current Musicology

Francis Davis, jazz critic for the Village Voice, and author of Jazz and Its Discontents and Like Young: Jazz, Pop, Youth, and Middle Age (Da Capo Press)

David B. Demsey, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Jazz Studies, William Patterson University, and co-author of Alec Wilder: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood)

Maurizio Franco, Editor of Musia Oggi, an Italian musicological magazine, and author of Django Reinhardt: dalla chitarra gitana al jazz (Edizioni Sinfonica Jazz)
Andrew Homzy, Professor of Jazz Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, and founder of the Andrew Homzy Jazz Orchestra

Travis Jackson, Associate Professor of Music, University of Chicago, author of Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene (University of California Press)

Andrew Jaffe, Director of the Jazz Program at Williams College, and author of Jazz Theory (W.C. Brown), and Jazz Harmony (Advance Music)

Wolfram Knauer, Director of the Jazz-Institut Darmstadt, Europe's largest public jazz archive, and author or editor of numerous jazz studies

Graham Lock, British author of Forces in Motion (Quartet Press), and Blutopia (Duke University Press), and co-editor of The Hearing Eye and Thriving on a Riff (Oxford University Press)

Henry Martin, Professor of Music at Rutgers University, and Co-Editor of The Annual Review of Jazz Studies

Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professer of African American Music, Harvard University, author Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa, (Oxford University Press)

Brian Priestley, British author of Mingus: A Critical Biography (Quartet), John Coltrane (Apollo Press), and co-author of Jazz: The Essential Companion (Grafton)

Walter van de Leur, Amsterdam College of the Arts, and author of Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Oxford)

Chris Washburne, Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University, and author of Salsa in New York: a Musical Ethnography (Temple)


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