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Contents: CD 1, The complete concert by the sea. Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (:40) ; Night and day (5:04) ; Spring is here (5:14) ; I'll remember April (4:23) ; The nearness of you (4:46) ; Where or when (3:22) ; Sweet and lovely (4:12) ; Lullaby of Birdland (4:17) ; Mambo Carmel (3:52) ; Teach me tonight (3:48) ; Will you still be mine (3:56) ; I cover the waterfront (3:30) ; Bernie's tune (4:38) ; How could...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JAZZ GAR

Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Summary: "A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LISTON RUS

Summary: Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BMG Special Products 2002

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC WOR

Dillon, Leo.

Summary: Synopsis: If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sky Press 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIL

Tatum, Art

Summary: Documents the career of jazz pianist Art Tatum through interviews, rare footage, and photographs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MVD Visual 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC ART

Basie, Count

Summary: Features one of the greatest big band orchestras captured at the height of their considerable powers. This recently discovered concert is the earliest known complete concert of Count Basie and his orchestra released on DVD.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Reelin' in the Years Productions 2006

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC COU

Summary: A PBS miniseries in which a black jazz band becomes a huge success and ends up entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DAN

Crouch, Stanley.

Summary: "Carla is a talented jazz singer nearing forty. Maxwell is a renowned tenor saxophonist, the man Carla deeply loves and wants to marry. But Maxwell, who is black, finds himself increasingly at odds with the notion of lifelong togetherness with a white woman, as he yields to group pressure. While they are visiting his parents (whom Carla hopes to win over in her struggle to keep Maxwell in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Brown, Adrienne M.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AK Press 2019

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Summary: Imagine a world in which gospel, the blues, jazz, R & B, and rock 'n' roll didn't exist. These indigenous American musical forms are the product of, and a moving expression of the African American experience. Musical geniuses and innovators like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix turned individual and collective histories of suffering and injustice into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 AFR

Cachin, Olivier

Summary: Shares brief biographies of forty influential black musicians, including James Brown, The Fugees, and Rihanna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 782.42 CAC

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Rain Publishers 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 781.6 ERT

Morris, Mary

Summary: "In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Morris 2015

Kirk, Jay.

Summary: An account of the life of the famed explorer and taxidermist assesses his influence on American views about natural-world conservation, covering his dangerous pursuits of wildlife for his dioramas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 590 KIR

Summary: This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC POR

Summary: The Ciudad Juarez hitman known as El Sicario tells of his experiences working for the Mexican drug cartels.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SIC

Gordon, Stephen G.

Summary: Describes the life and career of the famous rapper and entrepreneur, from his childhood and dangerous early career as a drug dealer to his successes as a musician, businessman, activist, and author.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 JAY

Summary: Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MO

Andrews, Troy

Summary: A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremé and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 AND

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 AND

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE AND

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE Fiction Andrews 2015

Golio, Gary

Summary: Presents a rhythmic tribute to Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and their creation of bebop.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE GOL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GOL

Berman, Kathleen Cornell

Summary: Explores the childhood and early career of the noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame performing at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1955.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Kids 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAV

Summary: Filmed in Belgium in 1959, this set features many of Satchmo's greatest songs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Reelin' in the Years Productions 2006

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LOU

Baez, Joan

Summary: Chronicles the fifty-year career of singer and activist Baez with interviews and previously unseen performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Razor & Tie 2009

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC JOA

Scott-Heron, Gil

Summary: A personal account by the late musician and poet traces the story of his life, career, and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCOTT-HERON, GIL SCO