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              Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra
                

              Space Is The Place: The Lives And Times Of Sun Ra (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Szwed, John

              This biography reveals the life, philosophy and musical growth of Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole Sonny Blount, who has been hailed as one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz , and as the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy .

              ISBN 9780306808555
              Published 22 August 1998 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              So What: The Life of Miles Davis
                

              So What: The Life of Miles Davis (EPUB ebook)

              By Szwed, John

              Miles Davis was one of the crucial influences in the development of modern jazz. His Kind of Blue is an automatic inclusion in any critic's list of the great jazz albums, the one record people who own no other jazz records possess, and still sells 250,000 copies a year in the US ...

              ISBN 9781448106462
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              Published 31 May 2012 by Random House
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              Jazz 101
               

              Jazz 101 (Paperback, New title)

              By Szwed, John

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              Provides an explanation of the basic elements of jazz, traverses the genre's history to see how it evolved, and profiles its key figures, theories, controversies, and role in American culture.

              ISBN 9780786884964
              Published 23 September 2009 by Hyperion
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              Billie Holiday
                

              Billie Holiday (EPUB ebook)

              By Szwed, John

              Billie Holiday is an artist whose voice has weathered countless shifts in public taste, and whose impact on contemporary music is unquestionable. This book presents the biography of Billie, examining how her life inflected her art, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, her singi ...

              ISBN 9781473535275
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              Published 26 March 2015 by Random House
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              The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax
                

              The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax (EPUB ebook)

              By Szwed, John

              Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts. In this biography, the author tells the story of this remarkable and contradictory man through which he conveys the story of a musical and political era.

              ISBN 9781448107384
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              Published 31 May 2012 by Random House
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              Billie Holiday
               

              Billie Holiday (Paperback)

              By Szwed, John

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              When eighteen-year-old Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia studios in November of 1933 to record 'Riffin' the Scotch' and 'Your Mother's Son-in-Law', it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and important career in twentieth-century popular music. This boo ...

              ISBN 9780099592624
              Published 13 June 2016 by Cornerstone
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              The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax
               

              The Man Who Recorded the World: A Biography of Alan Lomax (Paperback)

              By Szwed, John

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              Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts. Without him the history of popular music would have been very different. This is his biography that also tells the story of a musical and political era.

              ISBN 9780099472353
              Published 1 November 2011 by Cornerstone
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              So What: The Life of Miles Davis
               

              So What: The Life of Miles Davis (Paperback, New edition)

              By Szwed, John

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              Miles Davis was one of the crucial influences in the development of modern jazz. This book tells the story of his childhood, his depressions and his relationship with heroin as well as the more familiar public career.

              ISBN 9780099281832
              Published 1 January 2004 by Cornerstone
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              Crossovers: Essays on Race, Music, and American Culture
               

              Crossovers: Essays on Race, Music, and American Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Szwed, John

              • $75.50

              Ranging across genres from the popular to the scholarly, this volume contains a selection of essays that abides in the intersection of race and art, jazz and rap: crossovers inside and outside the academy. It also includes pieces on the prehistory of hip hop, popular dance instru ...

              ISBN 9780812219722
              Published 1 October 2006 by University of Pennsylvania Pre
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              Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
               

              Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra (Paperback, Main)

              By Szwed, John

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              This biography is as much about Sun Ra's music as it is about his passionate, often wildly unorthodox views on the galaxy, black people and spiritual matters. With the various incarnations of his inimitable Arkestra, his repertoire ranged from boogie-woogie to swing to be-bop to ...

              ISBN 9781841950556
              Published 10 October 2000 by Canongate Books Ltd
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