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  • The Astaires

    Fred & Adele

    by Kathleen Riley

    This is the first book about the theatre career of Fred and Adele Astaire, detailing their years in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in London, their impact culturally, and the essence of their partnership on and off the stage. ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Last Chance Texaco

    Chronicles of a Troubadour

    by Rickie Lee Jones

    This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song.Last Chance Texaco is the first-ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones, in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl whobeat ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • Behind The Curtain

    by Beth Kery

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, The Affair and Make Me - Behind the Curtain is a seductive standalone romance, perfect for fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas and J. Kenner, that will have you begging for more...There's something about this woman that could bring a man to his knees...On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gai... ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Over the Top and Back

    The Autobiography

    by Sir Tom Jones

    Discover the remarkably honest and captivating story of one of the world's greatest ever singing talents, Sir Tom Jones'Brilliantly told' SUNDAY TIMES'A terrific, star-studded journey' DAILY EXPRESS______'For a lot of years, I've answered a lot of questions, but have never told my story before . . .'In a business where dreams are often short-lived, Sir Tom J... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Jazz Theory Book

    by SHER Music and 1 more

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, ... Read more

    $43.00 AUD

  • The Jazz Piano Book

    by SHER Music and 1 more

    The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down ... Read more

    $33.21 AUD

  • Lady Blue Eyes

    My Life with Frank Sinatra

    by Barbara Sinatra

    Thirty years after she first heard his voice singing to her from a jukebox at her local drive-in, Barbara began her love affair with Frank Sinatra. After a tempestuous courtship, she finally heard him say the wedding vows that began his fourth, final, and most enduring marriage; one that would last more than two decades until the end of his life. Generous and jealous, witty and wicked, Frank comes ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Serious Jazz Practice Book

    by Barry Finnerty and 1 more

    All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well on the road to complete mastery of whatever ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • The Blue Moment

    Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

    by Richard Williams

    'It is the most singular of sounds, yet among the most ubiquitous. It is the sound of isolation that has sold itself to millions.'Miles Davis's Kind of Blue is the best selling piece of music in the history of jazz, and for many listeners among the most haunting in all of twentieth-century music. It is also, notoriously, the only jazz album many people own. Recorded in 1959 (in nine miraculous ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1

    by SHER Music and 1 more

    Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle of chord voicings. In this book, veteran guitarist Randy Vincent explains exactly how you can get that same sound too. Endorsed by Julian Lage, John Stowell, Larry Koonse, etc. ... Read more

    $25.84 AUD

  • Frank

    The Making of a Legend

    by James Kaplan

    'At last, Sinatra has the biography he deserves' - The Irish TimesFrank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of his century - infinitely charismatic, more legendary and notorious than any other public personality of his era. But no matter what you think, you don't know him.In this critically acclaimed biography, James Kaplan reveals how Sinatra made listening to pop music a more personal ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Foundation Exercises For Bass

    by SHER Music and 1 more

    This book is designed to teach the fundamentals of bass playing to anyone, regardless of the style of music or level of the player. For electric or acoustic bass, it shows how to practice scales, arpeggios, rhythms, ear training, bass line construction, and more in a creative way that makes learning to play music fun! Endorsed by Marc Johnson, Larry Grenadier, Bobby Vega, Steve Swallow, etc. ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • Kansas City Lightning

    The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

    by Stanley Crouch

    “A tour de force. . . . Crouch has given us a bone-deep understanding of Parker’s music and the world that produced it. In his pages, Bird still lives.” — Washington PostA stunningportrait of Charlie Parker, one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.Throughout his life, Charlie ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Penguin Jazz Guide

    The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums

    by Brian Morton and 1 more

    The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • To a Young Jazz Musician

    Letters from the Road

    by Wynton Marsalis and 1 more

    In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming up–and to any of us at any stage of life. He writes ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Three-Note Voicings and Beyond

    by Randy Vincent

    Randy Vincent's second Sher Music Co. book covers every aspect of the crucial three-note voicings every guitarist needs to know. It has received glowing endorsements from Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Ben Monder, Vic Juris, Gene Bertoncinni, Julian Lage, etc. Three-Note Voicings and Beyond is for everyone from intermediate newcomers to jazz guitar to very advanced players. The book develops a ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • The Serious Jazz Book II

    by Barry Finnerty and 1 more

    Starting where he left off with his "Serious Jazz Practice Book," guitar legend Barry Finnerty has created another woodshed classic for all jazz soloists. Recording artist with Miles Davis, the Brecker Bros., etc., Barry shows how to become a better improviser by melodically mastering the individual chords used in jazz, how they connect with each other, and how they are used in various song forms. ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Book

    by SHER Music and 1 more

    All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs. The audio portion of this book is available for free download at ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • Deep in a Dream

    The Long Night of Chet Baker

    by James Gavin

    From his emergence in the 1950s as an uncannily beautiful young Oklahoman who became the prince of cool” jazz seemingly overnight to his violent, drug-related death in Amsterdam in 1988, Chet Baker lived a life that has become an American myth. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and previously untapped sources, this first major biography of one of the most romanticized icons in jazz gives a ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • Moving to Higher Ground

    How Jazz Can Change Your Life

    by Wynton Marsalis and 1 more

    “In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business and understanding what it means to be American in the most ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • The Great Gatsby

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald and 1 more

    The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts

    by Harriet Vyner and 1 more

    Jools Holland has had a fascinating life. From playing on bomb sites as a boy in the East End, to skiving off school and then selling millions of records with Squeeze, the first twenty years of his life were eventful, chaotic and colourful. Then came The Tube with Paula Yates, the seminal live music programme that propelled him to fame. Over the following three decades, Jools succeeded in placing ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

    John Coltrane and the Legacy of an Album

    by Tony Whyton

    Recorded by his quartet in a single session in 1964, A Love Supreme is widely considered John Coltrane's magnum opus and one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. In Beyond A Love Supreme, Tony Whyton explores both the musical complexities of A Love Supreme and the album's seminal importance in jazz history. Marking Coltrane's transition from the bebop and hard bop of his earlier recordings to ... Read more

    $31.78 AUD

  • But Beautiful

    A Book About Jazz

    by Geoff Dyer

    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. . . In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but music is the driving force of But Beautiful and ... Read more

    $16.93 AUD