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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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LISTON RUS

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Documentary portrait of jazz visionary Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Drawn from thousands of hours of audiotape and tens of thousands of photographs created by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith from 1957 to 1965, this film tells the story of the Manhattan loft building that Smith turned into a gathering spot for jazz musicians and jam sessions. Smith's sounds and images are interspersed with present-day interviews with musicians and other visitors who spent time...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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2 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC JAZ

Ondaatje, Michael

Summary: Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana state hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OND

Cobb, Amy

Summary: When one of the other members of Benton Bluff Junior High band shows up with a shiny new trombone, Kori Neal's school-loaner suddenly seems beat-up and old so she comes up with an idea to organize a fund-raiser to buy new instruments--until advice from a famous local jazz musician gives her a clearer perspective on the issue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A group of addicts in a dingy apartment await the arrival of their "connection," to bring them heroin, while a documentary film maker struggles to film them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Orgill, Roxane

Summary: A collection of poems recounts the efforts of Esquire magazine graphic designer Art Kane to photograph a group of famous jazz artists in front of a Harlem brownstone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 ORG

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Count Basie, with the assistance of others, performs works spanning his fifty year career in one of his last televised performances. Includes a biographical film tribute preceding the concert, entitled "A tribute to Count Basie."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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Summary: This performance-based music documentary shares intimate discussions with various iconic contemporary New Orleans musicians, highlighting their history and upbringing, while demonstrating how a musical tradition has shaped their identity, community, and learning environment for the youth of the Crescent City. Comprised of four years of interviews, cityscape cinematography, studio performances,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Powell, Bud.

Contents: Tempus fugue-it -- Celia -- Cherokee -- I'll keep loving you -- Strictly confidential -- All God's chillun got rhythm -- So sorry please -- Get happy -- Sometimes I'm happy -- Sweet Georgia Brown -- Yesterdays -- April in Paris -- Body and soul -- Hallelujah! -- Tea for two -- Parisian thoroughfare -- Oblivion -- Dusky 'n' Sandy -- Hallucinations -- The fruit -- A nightingale sang in Berkeley...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Verve Records 1994

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

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Jazz legend Chet Baker's tumultuous life is thrillingly re-imagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and medications, and his mind haunted my unsettling ghosts from the past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MIL

Morris, Mary

Summary: The son of a grieving Jewish family in jazz age Chicago impresses patrons of a mob-controlled saloon with his piano talents, which become subject to a changing music era, his need to survive, and exacting mob demands.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOR

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

Andrews, Troy

Summary: After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader so he hits the New Orleans streets to find some answers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AND