Double Bass Blues

Double Bass BluesNic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he s jostled by the crowd Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his s

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How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to JazzAn acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz In How to Listen to Jazz, award winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America s premier art forms He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone ShortyHailing from the Trem neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest Along with

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Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!A rooster tries to change his tune in this jazzy picture book that s perfect for scatting aloud from the author of Naked and I m Bored, comedian Michael Ian Black.Mel the rooster s boring old cock a doodle doo is making him cock a doodle blue until one day he decides to jazz it up with something br

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The Book of Harlan

The Book of HarlanDuring World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp n nThe Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and

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Olio

OlioPart fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicate

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What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography

What Happened, Miss Simone?: A BiographyInspired by the Academy Award nominated Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone , an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist From music journalist and former

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The 5 O'Clock Band

The 5 O'Clock BandIn this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader He h

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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina SimoneA stunning picture book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century n nWith evocative black and white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz music legend and civil rights activist Shared as a lullaby to her daughter,

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

Playing Changes: Jazz for the New CenturyOne of jazz s leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment it is a compelling argu

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal AlbumsThe author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presen

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