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Cyrus Chestnut

Cyrus Chestnut



My Foolish Heart

Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette



Roots and Grooves

Maceo Parker



Abbey Sings Abbey

Abbey Lincoln



Night Train

Oscar Peterson Trio

Reading and Viewing

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Stuart Nicholson

Billie Holiday (Music)

Northeastern


R. M. Cook, Brian Morton

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Eighth Edition (Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings)

Penguin (Non-Classics)

The leader in its field... if you own only one book on jazz, it really should be this one. -- International Record Review


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


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


Doug Ramsey

Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond

Parkside Publications, Inc.

Rarely in the annals of jazz biography has a subject's career been documented so thoroughly... a monumental work. -- Downbeat Magazine

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