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Product Description: Saxophonist, multi-wind player, arranger, composer, music director, theater works producer, educator, and visionary, Pat Patrick performed with Duke Ellington’s and Quincy Jones’ orchestras, Thelonious Monk, Mongo Santamaria, Nat King Cole, James Moody, Eric Dolphy, Marvin Gaye, Patti Labelle, and Billy Taylor...read more

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9781442229730 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Saxophonist, multi-wind player, arranger, composer, music director, theater works producer, educator, and visionary, Pat Patrick performed with Duke Ellington’s and Quincy Jones’ orchestras, Thelonious Monk, Mongo Santamaria, Nat King Cole, James Moody, Eric Dolphy, Marvin Gaye, Patti Labelle, and Billy Taylor.

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Product Description: “One of the greatest artists our country has is Benny Golson. He is not only a great musician, but an original and fabulous composer. He is inventive and creative and his work is loved the world over. Benny is a rare, creative genius...read more

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9781439913338 | Temple Univ Pr, June 10, 2016, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: “One of the greatest artists our country has is Benny Golson.

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Product Description: Stan Levey is one of the most influential drummers in the history of modern jazz. During his extraordinary career, the self-taught Levey played alongside a who’s who of twentieth century jazz artists: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Lester Young, Thelonius Monk, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Ella Fitzgerald ...read more
By Frank R. Hayde and Charlie Watts (foreword by)

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9781595800862 | Santa Monica Pr Llc, March 15, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stan Levey is one of the most influential drummers in the history of modern jazz.

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Product Description: Mezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller...read more
By Ben Ratliff (introduced by)

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9781590179451 | New York Review of Books, February 23, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Mezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime.

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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: Born in 1905, Bill Russell demonstrated diverse musical interests from an early age. Having been a contemporary of John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Lou Harrison, amongst others, his significance as a percussion composer is well known amongst aficionados...read more

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9781781791691 | Equinox, June 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Born in 1905, Bill Russell demonstrated diverse musical interests from an early age.

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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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Product Description: (Book). In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Gerry Mulligan was revered and recognized as a groundbreaking composer, arranger, bandleader, and baritone saxophonist. His legacy comes to life in this biography, which chronicles his immense contributions to American music, far beyond the world of jazz...read more

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9781480360242 | Hal Leonard Corp, September 1, 2015, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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Product Description: Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's closest relatives...read more
By David Schlesinger (editor)

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9781932841985 | Agate Pub Inc, October 20, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music.

Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats—Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Terry also reveals much about his own personal life, his experiences with racism, how he helped break the color barrier in 1960 when he joined the Tonight Show band on NBC, and why—at ninety years old—his students from around the world still call and visit him for lessons.
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 | About this edition: Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time.

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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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Product Description: Duke Ellington is widely held to be the greatest jazz composer and one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century. This comprehensive and accessible Companion is the first collection of essays to survey, in depth, Ellington's career, music, and place in popular culture...read more
By Edward Green (editor)

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9780521881197 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Duke Ellington is widely held to be the greatest jazz composer and one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century.
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 | About this edition: This edition continues the title's contemporary emphasis and is aimed at students studying microeconomics in their first or second years.

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9780521707534 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Duke Ellington is widely held to be the greatest jazz composer and one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century.

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong―his life and legacy―during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of the great jazz musician into his most creatively fertile years in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Armstrong created not one but two modern musical styles. Brothers wields his own tremendous skill in making the connections between history and music accessible to everyone as Armstrong shucks and jives across the page. Through Brothers's expert ears and eyes we meet an Armstrong whose quickness and sureness, so evident in his performances, served him well in his encounters with racism while his music soared across the airwaves into homes all over America.Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from Armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his enduring contributions to jazz and popular music at a time when he and his bandmates couldn’t count on food or even a friendly face on their travels across the country. Thomas Brothers combines an intimate knowledge of Armstrong's life with the boldness to examine his place in such a racially charged landscape. In vivid prose and with vibrant photographs, Brothers illuminates the life and work of the man many consider to be the greatest American musician of the twentieth century. 65 illustrations

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9780393065824 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 3, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The definitive account of Louis Armstrong―his life and legacy―during the most creative period of his career.

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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 | About this edition: The first time Christos Pateras laid eyes on Alysia, he promised he would make her his.

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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Product Description: 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...read more

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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 | 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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Product Description: A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand...read more

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9781592407491 | Avery Pub Group, October 17, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand.

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9781592408801 | Avery Pub Group, November 4, 2014, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand.

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

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Product Description: The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time   In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades...read more

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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 | About this edition: The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time   In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades.

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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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Product Description: Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America...read more

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9780062005595 | Harpercollins, September 24, 2013, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.

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9780062005618 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 21, 2014), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.

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9781482967678 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 1, 2014), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: [Read by Kevin Kenerly]Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.

By Lena Headey (narrator)

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

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Product Description: Mel Lewis (1929–1990) was born Melvin Sokoloff to Jewish Russian immigrants in Buffalo, New York. He first picked up his father’s drumsticks at the age of two and at seventeen he was a full-time professional musician. The View from the Back of the Band is the first biography of this legendary jazz drummer...read more

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9781574415742 | Univ of North Texas Pr, October 24, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Mel Lewis (1929–1990) was born Melvin Sokoloff to Jewish Russian immigrants in Buffalo, New York.

A member of Muddy Waters' legendary late 1940s-1950s band, Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time. Rogers also had a significant if star-crossed career as a singer and solo artist for Chess Records, releasing the classic singles "That's All Right" and "Walking By Myself."   In Blues All Day Long, Wayne Everett Goins mines seventy-five hours of interviews with Rogers' family, collaborators, and peers to follow a life spent in the blues. Goins' account takes Rogers from recording Chess classics and barnstorming across the South to a late-in-life renaissance that included new music, entry into the Blues Hall of Fame, and high profile tours with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Informed and definitive, Blues All Day Long fills a gap in twentieth century music history with the story of one of the blues' eminent figures and one of the genre's seminal bands.
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 | About this edition: A member of Muddy Waters' legendary late 1940s-1950s band, Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time.

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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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