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River: The Joni Letters (with Bonus Tracks) - Amazon.com Exclusive

Herbie Hancock



Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut



Maria Schneider - Sky Blue [Standard Edition] CD -(Wallet style packaging with one booklet)

Maria Schneider Orchestra



Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio



Live at Newport '58

Horace Silver

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David A. Jasen, Gene Jones

Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930

Schirmer Books

An entertaining and thoughtful history of great but neglected African-American tunesmiths from the vaudeville and early jazz eras. -- Kirkus Reviews


Stuart Nicholson

Billie Holiday (Music)

Northeastern


Eric Dolphy, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane

Jazz Icons: John Coltrane Live in ‘60, ‘61 & ‘65

Jazz Icons

DVD - Viewing these three sets is like watching the wheels of change transforming jazz itself. . . Each set is breathtaking and inspiring, and when viewed together, deadly awesome. -- Bass Player Magazine


Dave Brubeck

Jazz Icons: Dave Brubeck Live in '64 & '66

Jazz Icons

DVD - [Displays] the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s unique penchant for creating music that is uncompromisingly cool and smooth but still loaded with clever time-changes and shifting dynamics, brimming with character. -- Jambands.com


Miles Davis

Miles

Simon & Schuster

... could well be subtitled "Miles Tells All" for this volume is crammed with juicy gossip about most of the key figures in modern jazz. -- San Francisco Chronicle

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