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Tumbling Toward the End by David Budbill
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Caruso on Records by Aida Favia-Artsay
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This book is probably essential for the collector of Caruso's recordings - if you can find a copy, that is. It took me a few years to find a good copy for a price I was willing to pay, although I got by during that period with a Xeroxed copy made at ...more
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The Duke Ellington Reader by Mark Tucker
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This anthology of articles, interviews, record reviews, and analytical pieces about Duke Ellington (as well as some of the composer's own writings) is one of the best of its kind. Ellington's career was 50 or so years long, and there are selections h ...more
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Bounce by Matt Miller
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I love New Orleans music, but was only marginally interested in bounce, New Orleans' local flavor of hip hop, before reading this book. I will readily admit that I only picked this one up because I know the author. I was unsure how much of it I reall ...more
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The Thelonious Monk Reader by Rob van der Bliek
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A fascinating, well-chosen selection of articles on one of the greatest of all jazz composers and pianists, ranging from early profiles and reviews of Monk's first records to posthumous overviews of his career and impact. There is a wide variety here ...more
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Bounce by Matt Miller
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I love New Orleans music, but was only marginally interested in bounce, New Orleans' local flavor of hip hop, before reading this book. I will readily admit that I only picked this one up because I know the author. I was unsure how much of it I reall ...more
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The Thelonious Monk Reader by Rob van der Bliek
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A fascinating, well-chosen selection of articles on one of the greatest of all jazz composers and pianists, ranging from early profiles and reviews of Monk's first records to posthumous overviews of his career and impact. There is a wide variety here ...more
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Slant Six by Erin Belieu
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It's totally unfair, I think, to review a book of poetry after one reading. That's what I'm doing here.

After that one reading, my impression was that a lot of these poems were kind of... glancing: a little too obvious, a little too much on the surfac
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In the Court of King Crimson by Sid Smith
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An uncompromising history of a rock band that had, as percussionist Jamie Muir said, "more than three brain cells." The never-ending personal and musical clashes chronicled here make it all the more remarkable that King Crimson managed to produce so ...more
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The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
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Paul Beatty's first novel may not be quite as good as The Sellout, but it's pretty close. The ride is just as wild, just as funny/sad. The plot, such as it is, tells the story of Gunnar Kaufman's evolution from being the whitest black kid in Californ ...more
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