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Gushee, Lawrence.

Contents: Dramatis personae -- Before the beginning -- The first season -- The second season -- The third season -- The final season -- Life and music after the band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 GUS

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

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: Jazz guitarist Talmage Holt Farlow embodied the unusual. The Greensboro, North Carolina native joined the New York City jazz scene in the late 1940s, where his highly innovative style and unique sense of harmony led to high acclaim. By 1958, the acclamations had become a question "What ever happened to Tal Farlow?" Following Thoreau, Farlow stepped away from the temptations of the jazz life,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Productions Á-Propos 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Carr, Ian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 CAR

Atria, Travis

Summary: "By the 1930s, Briggs was considered "the Louis Armstrong of Paris," and was the peer of the greatest names of his time, from Josephine Baker to Django Reinhardt. In 1940, he was arrested and sent to the prison camp at Saint Denis. Based on groundbreaking research and including unprecedented access to Briggs's oral memoir, this is a crucial document of jazz history, a fast-paced epic, and an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRIGGS, ARTHUR BRI

Summary: Despite blindness, becoming paralyzed, and America's racial prejudices, Rahsaan Kirk was a one of a kind musician. His career was sparked by his desire to give more exposure to jazz music, particularly on television.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Peterson, Oscar

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PETERSON, OSCAR PET

Giddins, Gary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 GID

Summary: In February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fisher Klingenstein Ventures, LLC 2016

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

Contents: DVD: Intro -- Beginnings -- NYC -- Meet me at Jim & Andy's -- I love to say her name -- Soft samba -- Overload -- The manager -- 1967-1971 -- November 2, 1971 -- Epilogue -- End.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Century 67 Films 2015

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

Feather, Leonard

Summary: "This book is based in part on Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of jazz, The new encyclopedia of jazz, The encyclopedia of jazz in the sixties, and on a subsequent work by Mr. Feather and Ira Gitler, The encyclopedia of jazz in the seventies"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 FEA

Watt, Ben

Summary: The author traces his parents' lives, marriage, and decline into old age, recounting his father's achievements as a Glaswegian jazz musician and his mother's work as a Shakespearean actress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WATT, TOM & BAIN, ROMANY WAT

Summary: "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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRAYHORN, BILLY STR

Summary: A feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. He is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in jazz. Oscillating from present to past and weaving intimate glimpses of the artist₂s complex cosmology with performances from around the globe, this is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE AND

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Rain Publishers 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 781.6 ERT

Summary: A biographical look at Charlie Christian, an influential jazz guitarist. Includes remembrances from various friends and musicians and performances by Benny Garcia, Eldon Shamblin, Billy Dozier, Herb Ellis and various other musicians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vestapol 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In a triumphant career that lasted forty years Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet, his story has never been told. Until now. Atticus Brady's new film uses an astonishing array of archival materials interwoven with interviews with friends, family, and fellow musicians, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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Green, Sharony Andrews.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miller Freeman Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, GRANT GRE

Summary: Someone once said of jazz legend Erroll Garner that playing the piano for him was as easy as breathing is for you or for me. In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet his story has never been told. Until now.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Valdés, Bebo

Contents: Suite cubana. Är ni froken pehrsön? (Intro) ; Cachao, creador del mambo ; Devoción ; El son de Cecilio ; Ecuación ; Copla no. 4 ; Nocturno en batanga ; Är ni froken pehrsön? (Comparsa) -- El solar de Bebo. El solar de Bebo ; Kabul y Lorenzo ; A Mayra ; El quitrín (Haciendo patria) ; La mula ; Iballah ; Rose Marie ; De baracutey ; Miriam ; El guajeo de Rickard.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Calle 54 Records 2005

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN Valde

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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