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Jazz Audiobooks

If you like Jazz Audiobooks, then you'll love these top picks.
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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

    $11.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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 or free with audiobook trial

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    Breathe Love into Music

    by Yuwrian Rise ...
    Narrated by Books with Voices ...

    Unabridged

    12 min

    Love is in this musical collection. Enjoy the sweet and encouraging words with jazzy and pop sounds that will help you through your day and relax your spirit. Love is still an integral part of our lives and this musical book defines love and happiness from the moment you turn it on. ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life

    Classical Music to Take You Through the Day

    by Scala Radio ...
    Narrated by Charles Nove ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    Bringing together much-loved masterpieces with exciting new works, this accessible and inspiring guide is a celebration of classical music.Discussing pieces ranging from Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony to the scores for Avatar and Assassin's Creed, each entry puts the piece of music into context, providing fascinating insights into the inspirations behind ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bessie Smith

    A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

    by Jackie Kay ...
    Narrated by Jackie Kay, Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 26 min

    A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKBessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.'A gem of a book . . . beautiful.' BERNARDINE EVARISTO'A wonderful writer on a magnificent singer.' ROBERT WYATT'Kay's book is the amplifier that Smith's voice deserves.' SUNDA... ... Read more

    $50.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time

    by Philip Clark ...
    Narrated by Fleet Cooper ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 35 min

    The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck.In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Playboy Swings

    How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music

    by Patty Farmer ...
    Narrated by Denise Shearer ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 5 min

    Playboy—the magazine, the empire, the lifestyle—is one of the world's best-known brands. Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first, obviously, is the celebration of nubile, female flesh. The second, readers may be surprised to learn, is Playboy's involvement in the music scene. The Playboy experience was never just about sex but about ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Restrisiko

    Narrated by Gerhard Bracht ...
    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

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

    $22.72 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

  • 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

    $15.99 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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    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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    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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    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

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Improvisation

    I musikken, på arbejdet og i livet

    Narrated by Martin Greis-Rosenthal ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 37 min

    Enhver samtale er en form for jazz. Det foregår på et sprog, som alle forstår. Den ene siger noget, som får den anden til at reagere, som igen får andre til at reagere med nye bidrag til samtalen. Og selvom emnet ligger fast, kan man sagtens ende et andet sted, få en ny åbenbaring og glemme tiden. Det er en kreativ proces, hvor man balancerer viden, initiativ, samarbejde, modstand, provokation – ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

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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

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Real Ambassadors

    Dave and Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong Challenge Segregation

    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    Keith Hatschek tells the story of three determined artists: Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and Iola Brubeck and the stand they took against segregation by writing and performing a jazz musical titled The Real Ambassadors. First conceived by the Brubecks in 1956, the musical's journey to the stage for its 1962 premiere tracks extraordinary twists and turns across the backdrop of the civil rights ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

    Narrated by Herbie Hancock ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 33 min

    The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our timeIn Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator who has spent a lifetime exploring a range of musical genres, and enriching each of them, Hancock has had an enormous influence ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial