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The Bass Saxophone
3.82
it was amazing
To put the experience of music - how it moves one internally, how it puts one apart and above the world while connecting one more strongly with the wo ...more
Sep 02, 1988
Dec 21, 2015
 
But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz
4.24
it was amazing
For people with a compulsion to categorize, Geoff Dyer might be the most irritating writer on the planet. Writing books that defy easy classification ...more
Nov 29, 2005
Jun 14, 2011
 
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
4.12
really liked it
I would recommend this in audio for a few reasons. Read by Mr. Hancock himself, the audio book has more power than a reading by an actor could ever gi ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
Beneath the Underdog
3.93
really liked it
Angry, intelligent, original, outrageous...all the words that have been applied to the music of Charles Mingus work equally well in describing his wri ...more
Jan 16, 1995
Jan 16, 2016
 
Half Blood Blues
3.63
liked it
Edugyan is an amazing talent. Her powers of description and mastery of vernacular dialogue are outstanding, and I enjoyed the book simply on the stren ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
 
The Cover Art of Blue Note Records
4.47
it was amazing
There is, was, never will be anything cooler than blue note. The music was great and the albums were so hip looking; each album giving the eye an exac ...more
Sep 08, 1992
Sep 08, 2017
 
Mingus/Mingus
3.60
really liked it
The piece by Al Young is the better written of the two, which isn’t surprising as he is a poet who knows his instrument (the keyboard), yet it is Cole ...more
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
 
Open Sky: Sonny Rollins And His World Of Improvisation
3.89
really liked it
An accessible, enjoyable read about one of the greats of the jazz world
Jan 10, 2000
Dec 31, 2016
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