Popular Jazz Books

Popular Jazz Books (showing 1-50 of 1,022)
Miles: The Autobiography Miles: The Autobiography (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.18 — 13,332 ratings — published 1989
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.84 — 2,219,895 ratings — published 1925
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The History of Jazz The History of Jazz (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.01 — 3,741 ratings — published 1997
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Beneath the Underdog Beneath the Underdog (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.96 — 3,083 ratings — published 1971
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But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.27 — 1,727 ratings — published 1991
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.51 — 199 ratings — published 1992
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Visions of Jazz: The First Century Visions of Jazz: The First Century (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.14 — 407 ratings — published 1998
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John Coltrane: His Life and Music John Coltrane: His Life and Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.03 — 486 ratings — published 1998
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Jazz Baby Jazz Baby (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.00 — 546 ratings — published 2007
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Music is My Mistress Music is My Mistress (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.88 — 490 ratings — published 1973
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Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.84 — 59,331 ratings — published 1999
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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,227 ratings — published 2009
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Straight Life: The Story Of Art Pepper Straight Life: The Story Of Art Pepper (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.38 — 122 ratings — published 1980
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.93 — 568 ratings — published 2013
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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (Board Book)
by (shelved 9 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.09 — 393 ratings — published 1992
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Lady Sings the Blues Lady Sings the Blues (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.00 — 3,495 ratings — published 1956
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Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.89 — 288 ratings — published 1998
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Coming Through Slaughter Coming Through Slaughter (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.95 — 4,723 ratings — published 1976
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Hear Me Talkin' To Ya Hear Me Talkin' To Ya (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.25 — 140 ratings — published 1955
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Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.69 — 116 ratings — published 2006
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To Be or Not to Bop To Be or Not to Bop (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.23 — 140 ratings — published 1979
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Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.05 — 391 ratings — published 1982
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The Jazz Theory Book The Jazz Theory Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.48 — 571 ratings — published 1995
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Jazz: A History of America's Music Jazz: A History of America's Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.06 — 435 ratings — published 2002
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Black Music Black Music (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.00 — 238 ratings — published 1966
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Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.78 — 202 ratings — published 1975
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So What: The Life of Miles Davis So What: The Life of Miles Davis (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.01 — 223 ratings — published 2002
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Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.93 — 106 ratings — published 1988
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