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Offline Artem

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Re: Books about jazz
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2021, 01:16:42 PM »
Beneath the Underdog is another good, wild book to accompany your Mingus research. Do post about your chronological discoveries.

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Re: Books about jazz
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2021, 12:37:00 PM »
These are relatively new, I believe. Haven't read them myself, but I'm curious.




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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2021, 12:48:03 PM »
These are relatively new, I believe. Haven't read them myself, but I'm curious.


Those look interesting. Will research the volume on Parker (I have more recordings with him then with Tchicai).
Currently reading this thin book (Karl Berger lives fairly near me, so I wanted to support him), not sure if it's strictly jazz. Might be too new-agey/"spiritual" for some:



This is on order. Isoardi's The Dark Tree about Tapscott was great, so I have high expectations.


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« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2021, 12:58:00 PM »
Just a thought. Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like there's not as much good literature about jazz as compared with the field of Classical music. Is it because that jazz is new? Somebody should really write "The Rest is Noise" kind of book about jazz.

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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2021, 10:06:12 PM »
Yippee! The William Parker book Universal Tonality is available through my interlibrary loan system. I put a hold on it. Currently checked out, but I should get it within 3 weeks.  :)