Popular Jazz Books

Popular Jazz Books (showing 1-50 of 1,016)
Miles: The Autobiography Miles: The Autobiography (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.18 — 13,131 ratings — published 1989
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.84 — 2,180,090 ratings — published 1925
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The History of Jazz The History of Jazz (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.02 — 3,647 ratings — published 1997
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Beneath the Underdog Beneath the Underdog (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.96 — 3,022 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 4.25 — 1,687 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 4.52 — 190 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 — 395 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 4.05 — 475 ratings — published 1998
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Jazz Baby Jazz Baby (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.00 — 533 ratings — published 2007
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Music is My Mistress Music is My Mistress (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.88 — 484 ratings — published 1973
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Bud, Not Buddy Bud, Not Buddy (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.83 — 58,600 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 4.11 — 1,215 ratings — published 2009
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.93 — 561 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 — 388 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 — 3,461 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 3.92 — 281 ratings — published 1998
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Coming Through Slaughter Coming Through Slaughter (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.95 — 4,659 ratings — published 1976
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Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as jazz)
avg rating 3.67 — 114 ratings — published 2006
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To Be or Not to Bop To Be or Not to Bop (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.24 — 139 ratings — published 1979
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Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography Miles Davis: The Definitive Biography (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 383 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 — 552 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 4.05 — 425 ratings — published 2002
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Hear Me Talkin' To Ya Hear Me Talkin' To Ya (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as jazz)
avg rating 4.26 — 138 ratings — published 1955
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Black Music Black Music (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 233 ratings — published 1966
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Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 199 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 4.02 — 221 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 — 105 ratings — published 1988
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