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Jazz eBooks

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  • A Little Devil in America

    In Praise of Black Performance

    **As featured on Barack Obama's Summer 2022 Reading List**Winner of the Gordon Burn PrizeWinner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardFinalist for the Pen/Diamonstein-Spievogel Award for the Art of the EssayShortlisted for the National Book Award'Gorgeous' - Brit B... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts

    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

  • My Amy

    The Life We Shared

    by Tyler James ...
    Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, 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 ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $12.99 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 remarkable autobiography from a national treasure

    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, S... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Jazz Theory Book

    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

    $41.13 AUD

  • The Jazz Piano Book

    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

    $31.78 AUD

  • Lady Blue Eyes

    My Life with Frank 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Serious Jazz Practice Book

    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

    $29.36 AUD

  • The Blue Moment

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

    '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

  • The Astaires

    Fred & Adele

    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

    $18.14 AUD

  • Last Chance Texaco

    Mojo magazine's Book of the Year

    A Book of the Year in Rolling Stone, Uncut, Mojo, The Telegraph and the Glasgow HeraldThis 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.. ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD $14.51 AUD

  • Onstage, Offstage: (The Official Illustrated Memoir)

    (The Official Illustrated Memoir)

    Michael Bubl� is currently the biggest male solo artist in the world. His albums have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. And his live shows fill the world's biggest stadiums to capacity wherever he plays. Now for the first time he has granted his millions of fans an intimate glimpse into the life of the man they adore.Along with creating great music in the studio, performing on stage is ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • The Penguin Jazz Guide

    The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums

    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

  • Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1

    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

    $24.74 AUD

  • Foundation Exercises For Bass

    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

    $22.32 AUD

  • Lady Sings the Blues

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    **'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday' Craig Brown"I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love'."**Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • To a Young Jazz Musician

    Letters from the Road

    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

    $14.95 AUD

  • Kansas City Lightning

    The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

    “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

  • 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

    $27.05 AUD

  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Book

    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

    $27.05 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

    $22.32 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Serious Jazz Book II

    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

    $29.36 AUD