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    Vom Dixieland zur Big Band im Zentrum der Musikindustrie - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 3 (Ungekürzt)

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    Am Anfang der zwanziger Jahre war der beste Jazz eindeutig in Chicago zu hören, und doch war New York bereits im Begriff, der "Toddling Town" den Rang abzulaufen. Was New York den Musikern zu bieten hatte, war nicht so sehr musikalischer, sondern eher organisatorischer Natur. Hier waren die großen Konzertagenturen zuhause, von hier aus starteten die Tourneen durch die Staaten und hierher kehrten ... Read more

    $8.06 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Better Days Will Come Again

    The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp

    by Travis Atria ...
    Narrated by David Sadzin ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 53 min

    Arthur Briggs's life was Homeric in scope. Born on the the tiny island of Grenada, he set sail for Harlem during the Renaissance, then to Europe in the aftermath of World War I, where he was among the first pioneers to introduce jazz music to the world. During the legendary Jazz Age in Paris, Briggs's trumpet provided the soundtrack while Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and the rest of the Lost Generation ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Der Big Band Swing der 30er Jahre - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 4 (Ungekürzt)

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    New York war in den späten zwanziger Jahren der Sammelpunkt von Musikern, die nicht nur aus Chicago, sondern aus allen Teilen des amerikanischen Südens und des mittleren Westens gekommen waren und im reichen Musikleben der Stadt ihr Betätigungsfeld gefunden hatten. Genau betrachtet war es nur die Band von Fletcher Henderson, die hier im "Big Apple" entstanden war und auch zeit ihres Bestehens hier ... Read more

    $8.06 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lineage of Modern Jazz Piano, The

    A view from Richie Beirach taken from conversations with Michael Lake

    Narrated by Michael Lake ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 2 min

    Jazz is a language and that language has evolved throughout the past 100 years. The piano is the heart of the jazz harmonic language and as such, the grandmaster jazz piano players throughout history have had the greatest influence on the evolution of jazz.In this audiobook, Richie Beirach - himself one of the great jazz stylists - describes in detail the distinguishing characteristics of the 10 ... Read more

    $18.71 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Wunderkindreise

    ein Jazzkonzert für Kinder

    Unabridged

    36 min

    Alles beginnt mit ein paar Noten ... einer kleinen Melodie, die nach großem Aufbruch klingt! Karla und ihre Musiker gehen der Sache auf den Grund – und befinden sich mitten in einer spannenden Geschichte. Und das Tollste ist: Die Geschichte ist wahr! Alles dreht sich um den kleinen Mozart, der, erst sieben Jahre alt, mit der großen Schwester und den Eltern aufbrach und quer durch Westeuropa reiste ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Die Zentren des frühen Jazzstils - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 2 (Ungekürzt)

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    New Orleans, um die Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert der Schmelztiegel unterschiedlicher Kulturen im Südosten der Vereinigten Staaten, gilt einigermaßen unbestritten als der Geburtsort eines neuartigen Musikstils, der sich später unter der Bezeichnung Jazz in den USA verbreitete und in seinen mannigfaltigen Formen die zivilisierte Welt eroberte. Man muss allerdings unterscheiden: zwischen dem ... Read more

    $8.06 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Wishing on the Moon

    The Life and Times of Billie Holiday

    by Donald Clarke ...
    Narrated by Anna Fields ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 46 min

    No singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than jazz legend Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. This authentic biography sets the record straight. Donald Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s with those who knew Lady Day in all stages of her short, tragic life ... Read more

    $41.86 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Duke

    A Life of Duke Ellington

    Narrated by Peter Francis James ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 43 min

    A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis ArmstrongEdward 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. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world’s most famous ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Miles to Go

    The Lost Years

    by Chris Murphy ...
    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    Miles to Go is a frank and intimate exploration of Miles Davis’ eccentric working life, drug habits, paranoia, depression, and subsequent recovery. Murphy explores Davis’ troubled relationship with his children and the controversial role Cicely Tyson played in his life. The book also delves into the dynamics that made Davis’ band work so well together, placing Davis’ work in a historic, literary, ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Viosilence

    Unabridged

    45 min

    "Musik?" Die Verfertigung der Klänge beim Spielen, wie MC Kleist gesagt hat. Die Farben nicht auf der Palette mischen, sondern auf der Leinwand. Vorgemischt sind sie allerdings: Cello, Gitarre, Geige, elektrisch verstärkt, aber nie gestimmt bei uns, keine Tonarten, keine Melodien, keine Harmonien - keine Absprachen, aber Routinen und Rituale. Die Hände: Teile der Instrumente, auf der Suche nach ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Framework for Jazz Mastery, A

    Unabridged

    1 hour 22 min

    A Framework for Jazz Mastery is a wealth of information from one of the great modern jazz piano voices, Richie Beirach.Richie lays out in the first of three sections ten essential tips for becoming the jazz player you have the full potential to become. His tips include how to develop the necessary technique, the value in transcribing solos and how to best use them, how to learn a tune, ... Read more

    $19.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shake It, Break It and Hang It on the Wall

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    This first and only recording of the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band features Rich Dworsky (piano), Andy Stein (violin, saxophone), Pat Donohue (guitar) and Arnie Kinsella (drums), with guest Garrison Keillor contributing vocals on several tracks. Their repertoire is an irresistible mix of timeless jazz, blues, and pop standards.Tracks: The Weary and Farewell Blues; What a Wonderful World ("The Internet ... Read more

    $17.78 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Music

    A Subversive History

    by Ted Gioia ...
    Narrated by Jamie Renell ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 55 min

    "A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Goodnight, You Moonlight Baby

    Die schönsten Schlaflieder für kleine und große Träumer.

    Unabridged

    51 min

    Natürlich sind "Guten Abend, gute Nacht" und "Der Mond ist aufgegangen" hübsche Schlaflieder, die auch heute noch bei den kleinen Zuhörern ihre Wirkung tun. Doch welche Mutter, welcher Vater kennt nach mehrjährigem Intonieren der immergleichen einlullenden Gesänge nicht den dringenden Wunsch, das eigene Repertoire zu erweitern und die Lieder zu singen (oder vorzuspielen), die man selbst gerne hört ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Marian McPartland’s Jazz World

    All In Good Time

    Narrated by Marian McPartland ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 46 min

    In this collection of musical portraits, jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland pays sparkling tribute to such beloved and legendary figures as Benny Goodman, Bill Evans, Joe Morello, Paul Desmond, Alec Wilder, Mary Lou Williams, and others.In a preface to this new edition, published originally as All in Good Time, McPartland extends her commentary to include details of her long-running ... Read more

    $17.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Die Geburtsstunde des "Modern Jazz" - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 7 (Ungekürzt)

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 17 min

    Wir blenden zurück in die Zeit um 1940. Der Jazz ist für viele Amerikaner und auch für so manchen Europäer kein unbekannter Begriff mehr. Die Jazzmusiker haben sich einen festen Platz in der Unterhaltungsmusik erkämpft. "Swing" heißt das neue Zauberwort, und es steht für eine rhythmisch aufregende, mitunter aber auch süßlich-sanfte Tanzmusik. Die Auftritte der Bands in den Dance Halls werden von ... Read more

    $8.06 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Miles and Me

    by Quincy Troupe ...
    Narrated by Richard Allen ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 35 min

    Quincy Troupe's account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author's own development, both artistically and personally. As Davis's collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography, Troupe-one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s-had exceptional access to the musician. ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music

    by Barry Mazor ...
    Narrated by Barry Mazor, Dom Flemons, Ketch Secor ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 4 min

    This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous—even revolutionary—A&R man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world. It is the story of the life and fifty-year career, from the age of cylinder recordings to the stereo era, of the man who pioneered the recording, ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mit dem Bebop in die Zukunft des Jazz - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 8 (Ungekürzt)

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    "Things To Come" - so war eine Aufnahme des Trompeters Dizzy Gillespie mit seiner Big Band vom Juli 1946 benannt: "Die Dinge, die da kommen sollten", das war nicht bloß ein beliebiger Titel, sondern eher schon eine programmatische Ansage. Der neue musikalische Stil, den man Bebop nannte, bedeutete den Aufbruch in eine neue Ära des Jazz. Dessen waren sich die namhaften Vertreter dieser Stilrichtung ... Read more

    $8.06 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans, with Wynton Marsalis

    A Joe Bev Musical Sound Portrait

    Unabridged

    59 min

    Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts thisentertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleansand featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian DonaldNewlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the PreservationHall Jazz Band, and others. They discuss the origins of jazz and the life andmusic of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Satchmo Blows Up the World

    Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War

    Narrated by Christina Delaine ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    No Beethoven

    An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report

    by Peter Erskine ...
    Narrated by Peter Erskine ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 16 min

    NO BEETHOVEN chronicles the life and times of drummer Peter Erskine, with the legendary band Weather Report being the nexus to this first-hand account. Erskine was in the midst of the modern American jazz music scene as it underwent its most dynamic change. Peter Erskine is a musician of his times with incredibly rich stories to tell in this autobiography. NO BEETHOVEN includes chapters dedicated ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Art of Skill, The

    Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music Inside You

    by Dave Liebman ...
    Narrated by Dave Liebman, Michael Lake ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 57 min

    Learn from a true jazz master about what it takes to achieve musical excellence."The Art of Skill chronicles and showcases Dave Liebman’s pursuit and attainment of living life as art. Lieb harnesses the mystery of the creative life-force and rides it to the truth that we all have something to say." (Peter Erskine)This is a candid and fascinating look at the mental, psychological and spiritual ... Read more

    $19.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Love Diaries

    Songs über die Liebe an guten und schlechten Tagen

    Narrated by Ursula Mauder ...

    Unabridged

    40 min

    Manche Songs sind zu gut, manche Gefühle zu groß für nebenbei. Sie sind anspruchsvoll. Sie haben ihren eigenen Groove - soft, smooth, sophisticated. Es ist der Groove eines langen Sonntagmorgens in einem zerwühlten Bett, ein ausgedehntes Räkeln, und Zeit, viel Zeit. Nach diesem Sound haben sie gesucht, Ursula Mauder und ihr Trio: nach den Diven unter den Songs, nach ihrem Geheimnis. Und sie haben ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial