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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
The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron
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Paper 2013 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Dameronia" to Cart
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The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron
Paul Combs
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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
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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Paper 2012 $46.95 Available Add Paper for "Music Is My Life" to Cart
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Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
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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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Paper 2008 $26.95 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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The Life and Music of Ben Webster
Frank Büchmann-Møller

The definitive biography of the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster

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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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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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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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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 $28.95 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 $28.95 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 $28.95 Available Add Paper for "Lee Konitz" to Cart
Hardcover 2007 $75.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Lee Konitz" to Cart
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Lee Konitz"
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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 $45.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Lennie Tristano" to Cart
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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 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Lester Young" to Cart
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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.

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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.


Eric Porter, Professor of American Studies and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, author of What Is This Thing Called Jazz? (California)

John Szwed, John M. Musser Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, author of Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth (Viking)

Editorial Board

Frank Büchmann-Møller, music librarian at University of Southern Denmark, author of Someone to Watch Over Me: The Life and Music of Ben Webster (University of Michigan Press)

Mark Burford, Associate Professor of Music at Reed College, winner of Irving Lowens Article Award

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

David Demsey, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University, contributing editor for Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player Magazine

Maurizio Franco, Director of Jazz Studies, Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milano Italy, author of Django Reinhardt: dalla chitarra gitana al Jazz (Edizioni Sinfonica)

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

Andrew Jaffe, Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in Jazz and Senior Lecturer in Music at Williams College, author of 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 Thriving on a Riff (Oxford)

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

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

Brian Priestley, British arranger and co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz (Rough Guides)

Walter van de Leur, Professor of Jazz and Improvised Music, University of Amsterdam, and author of Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Oxford)

Chris Washburne, Associate Professor of Music and Found Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University, author of Salsa in New York: a Musical Ethnography (Temple)

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Series Editors

Eric Porter, Professor of American Studies and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, author of What Is This Thing Called Jazz? (California)

John Szwed, John M. Musser Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, author of Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth (Viking)

Editorial Board

Frank Büchmann-Møller, music librarian at University of Southern Denmark, author of Someone to Watch Over Me: The Life and Music of Ben Webster (University of Michigan Press)

Mark Burford, Associate Professor of Music at Reed College, winner of Irving Lowens Article Award

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

David Demsey, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University, contributing editor for Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player Magazine

Maurizio Franco, Director of Jazz Studies, Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milano Italy, author of Django Reinhardt: dalla chitarra gitana al Jazz (Edizioni Sinfonica)

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

Andrew Jaffe, Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in Jazz and Senior Lecturer in Music at Williams College, author of 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 Thriving on a Riff (Oxford)

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

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

Brian Priestley, British arranger and co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz (Rough Guides)

Walter van de Leur, Professor of Jazz and Improvised Music, University of Amsterdam, and author of Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Oxford)

Chris Washburne, Associate Professor of Music and Found Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University, author of Salsa in New York: a Musical Ethnography (Temple)


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