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By Ben Ratliff (introduced by)

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9781590179451 | New York Review of Books, February 23, 2016, cover price $17.95

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9781502610607 | Cavendish Square, August 15, 2016, cover price $45.70

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Product Description: Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have been fortunate in the past few years to gain access to Davis’s live recordings from this time, when he was working with an ensemble that has come to be known as the Lost Quintet...read more

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9780226180762 | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 11, 2016, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion.

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Product Description: (Book). As a keyboard musician, composer, arranger, music director, and record producer, Don Randi has thrilled music lovers for years, even if they weren't aware of it... until now. He played keyboards on over a thousand popular recordings and was a member of the remarkable "Wrecking Crew" of studio musicians during the explosive pop music era of the 1960s and early 1970s...read more

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9781495008825 | Hal Leonard Corp, August 1, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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By David Schlesinger (editor)

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9781932841985 | Agate Pub Inc, October 20, 2015, cover price $35.00

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By Bill Cosby (foreword by), David Demsey (introduced by), Quincy Jones (introduced by), Clark Terry and Gwen Terry (contributor)

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9780520268463 | Univ of California Pr, November 8, 2011, cover price $45.00

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9780520287518 | Univ of California Pr, June 12, 2015, cover price $26.95

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9781480355903 | 1 edition (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, April 1, 2015), cover price $32.99

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By Edward Green (editor)

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9780521881197 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2015, cover price $90.00
9780393973709, titled "Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach" | 5th edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 1999), cover price $106.50 | also contains Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach

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9780521707534 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2015), cover price $29.99

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9780393065824 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 3, 2014, cover price $39.95

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9780393350807 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, February 23, 2015), cover price $19.95
9780373122103, titled "Christos's Promise" | Harlequin Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $3.99 | also contains Christos''s Promise

In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents. The play is one of tumultuous rivalry, of prophetic warnings–“Beware the ides of March”–and of moving public oratory, “Friends, Romans, countrymen!” Ironies abound and most of all for Brutus, whose fate it is to learn that his idealistic motives for joining the conspiracy against a would-be dictator are not enough to sustain the movement once Caesar is dead.Each Edition Includes:• Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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9781442245990 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 12, 2015), cover price $20.00
9780415026840, titled "Julius Caesar" | Arden Shakespeare, September 1, 1955, cover price $11.95 | also contains Julius Caesar | About this edition: In this striking tragedy of political conflict, Shakespeare turns to the ancient Roman world and to the famous assassination of Julius Caesar by his republican opponents.

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Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old. His friend Robert Reisner observed, "Parker, in the brief span of his life, crowded more living into it than any other human being." Like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was a transitional composer and improviser who ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influenced subsequent generations of musicians. Meticulously researched and written, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker tells the story of his life, music, and career. This new biography artfully weaves together firsthand accounts from those who knew him with new information about his life and career to create a compelling narrative portrait of a tragic genius. While other books about Parker have focused primarily on his music and recordings, this portrait reveals the troubled man behind the music, illustrating how his addictions and struggles with mental health affected his life and career. He was alternatively generous and miserly; a loving husband and father at home but an incorrigible philanderer on the road; and a chronic addict who lectured younger musicians about the dangers of drugs. Above all he was a musician, who overcame humiliation, disappointment, and a life-threatening car wreck to take wing as Bird, a brilliant improviser and composer. With in-depth research into previously overlooked sources and illustrated with several never-before-seen images, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker corrects much of the misinformation and myth about one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century.

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9780252037917 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 23, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old.

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9780252080890 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 15, 2015), cover price $17.95

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9781592407491 | Avery Pub Group, October 17, 2013, cover price $30.00

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9781592408801 | Avery Pub Group, November 4, 2014, cover price $20.00

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9781611762167 | Penguin/Highbridge, October 17, 2013, cover price $39.95

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The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our timeIn Herbie Hancock legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, garnering fourteen Grammy Awards along the way.From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock’s undeniable musical genius.Hancock discusses his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers.

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9780670014712 | Viking Pr, October 23, 2014, cover price $29.95

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9780143128021 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, December 8, 2015), cover price $17.00

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9781611763324 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, November 4, 2014), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our timeIn Herbie Hancock legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades.

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9780062005595 | Harpercollins, September 24, 2013, cover price $27.99

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9780062005618 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 21, 2014), cover price $16.99

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9781482967678 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 1, 2014), cover price $32.95

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By Lena Headey (narrator)

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9781442368682 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, October 21, 2014), cover price $14.99

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By Kim Wilson (foreword by)

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9780252038570 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 4, 2014, cover price $95.00

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9780252080173 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 4, 2014, cover price $29.00

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Product Description: Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history. But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around," and "Give Me the Night...read more
By Alan Goldsher (contributor)

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9780306822292 | Da Capo Pr, August 26, 2014, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history.

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