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Whitney Balliett

American Musicians II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz

Whitney Balliett

American Musicians: Fifty-Six Portraits in Jazz

Joachim Berendt

Jazz Book (The)

Laurence Bergreen

Louis Armstrong, An Extravagant Life

Thomas Brothers

Louis Armstrong, In His Own Words

Ian Carr

Miles Davis

Reginald Carver

Jazz Profiles: The Spirit of the Nineties

John Chilton

Sidney Bechet - The Wizard of Jazz

John Chilton

Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

William Claxton


Richard Cook

Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (The)

Julie Coryell

Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music

Bill Crow

Jazz Anecdotes

Linda Dahl

Morning Glory

Linda Dahl

Stormy Weather

Stanley Dance

World of Earl Hines (The)

Stanley Dance

World of Swing (The)

Francis Davis

Bebop in Nothingness: Jazz and Pop at the End of the Century

Francis Davis

In the Moment: Jazz in the 1980's

Francis Davis

Outcats: Jazz Composers, Instrumentalists, and Singers

Miles Davis


Geoff Dyer

But Beautiful

Duke Ellington

Music is My Mistress

Michael Erlewine

All Music Guide to Jazz

Leonard Feather

Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (The)

Leonard Feather

From Satchmo to Miles

Leonard Feather

Inside Jazz

Will Friedwald

Jazz Singing

Gary Giddins

Celebrating Bird

Gary Giddins


Gary Giddins


Dizzy Gillespie

To Be or Not to Bop

Ted Gioia

West Coast Jazz

Ira Gitler

Jazz Masters of the Forties

Ralph J. Gleason

Remembering The Duke

Max Gordon

Live at the Village Vanguard

Robert Gottlieb

Reading Jazz

William Gottlieb

Golden Age of Jazz (The)

Leslie Gourse

Every Day: The Story of Joe Williams

Leslie Gourse

Straight No Chaser

Sharony Andrews Green

Grant Green

Mark C. Gridley

Jazz Styles

John Hasse

Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington

John Edward Hasse

Jazz: The First Century

Hampton Hawes

Raise Up Off Me

Nat Hentoff

Jazz Life (The)

Milt Hinton

Bass Line

Derek Jewell

Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington

LeRoi Jones

Blues People

John Kao


Jackie Kay


Orrin Keepnews

View from Within: Jazz Writings, 1948-1987 (The)

Barry Kernfeld

New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (The)

Jonny King

What Jazz Is

Burt Korall

Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz - The Swing Years

Art Lange

Moment’s Notice

James Lester

Too Marvelous For Words

John Litweiler

Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958 (The)

John Litweiler

Ornette Coleman

Donald L. Maggin

Stan Getz

Howard Mandel

Future Jazz

Donald Marquis

In Search of Buddy Bolden

David Meeker

Jazz in the Movies

Bill Milkowski


Charles Mingus

Beneath The Underdog

William Minor

Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years

Albert Murray

Stomping The Blues

Calvin Newborn

As Quiet As Its Kept, The Genius of Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Robert O’Meally

Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

Art Pepper

Straight Life

Tom Piazza

Setting The Tempo

Lewis Porter

Jazz: A Century of Change

Robert Reisner

Bird - The Legend of Charlie Parker

Willie Ruff

A Call to Assembly: The Autobiography of a Musical Storyteller

Ross Russell

Bird Lives!

Gene Santoro

Dancing In Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond

Gunther Schuller

Swing Era (The)

Gene Seymour

Jazz: The Great American Art

Nat Shapiro

Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya

Arnold Shaw

52nd Street, The Street of Jazz

George T. Simon

Big Bands (The)

A. B. Spellman

Four Lives in the Bebop Business

S. Frederick Starr

Red and Hot: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union 1917-1991

Marshall Stearns

Story of Jazz (The)

Charles Stewart

Chuck Stewart’s Jazz Files

Rex Stewart

Jazz Masters of the Thirties

Richard Sudhalter

Bix: Man and Legend

John Szwed

Space is the Place

Lee Tanner

Dizzy: John Birks Gillespie in His 75th Year

Arthur Taylor

Notes and Tones

J.C. Thomas

Chasin’ The Trane

Mark Tucker

Duke Ellington Reader (The)

Mark Vail

Hammond Organ: Beauty In The B (The)

Kenny Werner

Effortless Mastery

Martin Williams

Art of Jazz (The)

Martin Williams

Jazz Changes

Martin Williams

Jazz Masters of New Orleans

Valerie Wilmer

As Serious As Your Life: The Story of the New Jazz

Al Young

Kinds of Blue

William Zinsser

Willie and Dwike: An American Profile