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Jazz Audiobooks

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    The History of Bones

    A Memoir

    by John Lurie ...
    Narrated by John Lurie ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 3 min

    **The quintessential depiction of 1980s New York and the downtown scene from the artist, actor, musician, and composer John Lurie“A picaresque roller coaster of a story, with staggering amounts of sex and drugs and the perpetual quest to retain some kind of artistic integrity.”—The New York Times**In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood at the vortex. After ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Sonny Rollins - Extended interview

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    32 min

    Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Sonny Rollins at the Kennedy Center to talk about his life as a saxophonist and composer. In this excerpt of their conversation, Rollins talks about what other jazz greats have meant to him. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Restrisiko

    Narrated by Gerhard Bracht ...
    Series Audiobook 3 - Bracht & Bracht Trilogie

    Unabridged

    8 hours 32 min

    Im letzten Band unserer Trilogie wird der seit 2006 flüchtige Ehemann von Anna Hindemith zum Opfer skrupelloser Waffenhändler. Thomas Hindemith, der versucht hat, sich in der Provence ein neues Leben aufzubauen und sich seitdem Jean-Michel Reinhardt nennt, wird von Lars Biegel, einem ehemaligen Münsteraner Medizinstudenten entführt und in einem unterirdischen Labor bei Saint-Rémy-de Provence einer ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    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 Kobo Plus

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    My Amy

    The Life We Shared

    by Tyler James ...
    Narrated by Tyler James ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    Written with a searing honesty, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship – and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage.Only one person knows what really happened to Amy, other than Amy herself. He is Tyler James, Amy’s best friend from the age of thirteen. They met at stage school as two insecure outsiders, formed an instant connection and lived ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section: The Complete Series 1-3

    The BBC Radio 4 comedy show

    by Alex Horne ...
    Narrated by Alex Horne, Full Cast ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 3 min

    Alex Horne and his special guests bring together stand-up and live music in a free-wheeling and spontaneous combination.Each episode sees Alex, his band and guests explore a different topic. These range from love to technology, the seasons to the body.In this collection of the complete series 1-3 Alex is joined by comedians including David O’Doherty, Isy Suttie, Kevin Eldon, Phill Jupitus, Matt ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans, with Wynton Marsalis

    A Joe Bev Musical Sound Portrait

    Unabridged

    59 min

    Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others. They discuss the origins of jazz and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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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

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Space Is the Place

    The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

    by John Szwed ...
    Narrated by Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 55 min

    Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra-aka Herman Blount-was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his Arkestra, which, dressed in Egypto-space costumes, played everything from boogie-woogie and swing to fusion and free jazz. John Szwed's Space is the Place is the ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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

    $57.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Over the Top and Back

    The remarkable autobiography from a national treasure

    by Sir Tom Jones ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 26 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Over the Top and Back by Tom Jones, read by Jonathan Pryce.In a career that has spanned six decades, Sir Tom Jones has performed with almost every major recording artist, from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Sinatra, to Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Jessie J, across every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to country, blues and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Holding the Note

    Writing On Music

    by David Remnick ...
    Narrated by David Remnick, Matt Godfrey ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 41 min

    ‘Always up close and personal, always tenacious and informed by deep background, and always vivid and veracious’ The TimesThis audio edition is read by the author, David Remnick, and Matt Godfrey.The greatest popular songs, whether it’s Aretha Franklin singing ‘Respect’ or Bob Dylan performing ‘Blind Willie McTell’, have a way of embedding themselves in our memories. You remember a time and a ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Easily Slip into Another World

    A Life in Music

    Unabridged

    12 hours 9 min

    **A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • An autobiography of one of the towering figures of contemporary American music and a powerful meditation on history, race, capitalism, and art.A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, NPR*, The New Yorker***Henry Threadgill has had a singular life in music. At 79, the saxophonist, flautist, and celebrated composer is one of three jazz artists ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten - Spezial, Folge 2

    Die Stimme als Jazzinstrument

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...
    Series Audiobook 2 - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten - Spezial

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    Wir schreiben das Jahr 1932. Cab Calloway, der Bandleader und Sänger, ist einer der bekanntesten Persönlichkeiten in der amerikanischen Musikszene. Das breite Publikum kennt ihn weniger wegen der Qualität seiner Band, sondern als den „Hi-De-Ho-Man“, der in seine Gesangstexte immer wieder diese paar charakteristischen Silben einbaut... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

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    Gentleman of Jazz

    A Life in Music

    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 49 min

    This immersive new autobiography provides insight into the early life and illustrious career of the late great Ramsey Lewis, one of the most popular jazz pianists of all time.Beginning with his childhood growing up in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, Ramsey Lewis recounts his memories of the music in his parents’ church and his early piano lessons. As he learned classical technique, Lewis ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Jason Moran 'Promotes the Abstract' in Jazz

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    An emerging jazz innovator and the new artistic director at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, musician Jason Moran uses song to promote thought, therapy, consciousness and creativity. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moran about his efforts to create more appreciators of the arts in his new role. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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

    $17.99 AUD

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    Texturas del alma

    by Pablo Sciuto ...
    Narrated by Pablo Sciuto ...

    Unabridged

    21 min

    Texturas del alma es un recorrido por la mirada interior del escritor y cantautor uruguayo Pablo Sciuto, una colección de poesías profundas con música original del exquisito pianista y compositor Martín Lemos, que acerca su peculiar visión del jazz y el flamenco, además de los ambientes sonoros que acercan al oyente a un universo único. El material fue grabado en sesiones en vivo, inspirado en los ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Mister Good Times

    by Norman Jay ...
    Narrated by David Monteith ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 58 min

    THE ENTHRALLING LIFE STORY OF THE LEGENDARY DJ, NORMAN JAY MBE'Norman Jay's contribution to club culture is immeasurable . . . He brought new life to undiscovered classics and in doing so turned on a whole new generation' David Rodigan'Full of the heart and spirit Norman Jay brings to his music, but it also offers a salutary account of growing up as part of the Windrush generation in London's ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten, Folge 5

    Kleine Swing-Ensembles und ihre Solisten

    by Ernst Weber ...
    Narrated by Willi Resetarits ...
    Series Audiobook 5 - Was Sie schon immer über Jazz wissen wollten

    Unabridged

    1 hour 19 min

    Wir hören das Wort “Swing” und verbinden es automatisch mit den Big Bands, die in den dreißiger Jahren die Szene beherrschten. Der Begriff „beherrschen“ stimmt dann, wenn wir unter Szene die Dance Halls und die Ballsäle der großen Städte verstehen und die breite Masse des Publikums, der es um das Tanzen und um die Unterhaltung ging. Daneben etablierte sich aber auch eine andere Szene: in den ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Becoming Ella Fitzgerald

    The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song

    by Judith Tick ...
    Narrated by Carmen Jewel Jones ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 55 min

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) possessed one of the twentieth century's most astonishing voices. Historian Judith Tick offers a sublime portrait of this ambitious risk-taker whose exceptional musical spontaneity made her a transformational artist. Becoming Ella Fitzgerald clears up long-enduring mysteries. Archival research and in-depth family interviews shed new light on the singer's difficult ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    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

    $18.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus