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The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia: Jazz & Blues

Rolf, Julia (Edited by); Watts, Jeff (Foreword by)

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ISBN 10: 1844519988 / ISBN 13: 9781844519989
Published by Star Fire Books, London, 2007
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Pictorial boards, 448 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 32 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: The Early Years; The Twenties; The Thirties; The Forties; The Fifties; The Sixties; The Seventies; The Eighties; The Contemporary Era; The Styles; The Instruments. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 056541

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Title: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia: ...

Publisher: Star Fire Books, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Collectible

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This is the ultimate guide to two musical styles that have fundamentally influenced popular music. Divided into eras from the Early Years, then decade by decade to the Contemporary Era, learn about the development of this music from its 19th-century African-American roots up to the present day. Each decade has a Sounds & Sources discussion before introducing the Key Artists of the time and A-Z's of lesser artists. A section on Styles is also included, which covers jazz styles from Ragtime to Bebop and blues styles from Texas Blues to Rhythm & BLues. A section on instruments, a glossary and evocative photographs complete the comprehensive experience. Whether a fan of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday or Ray Charles this is the book for you.

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Jeff `Tain' Watts is one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in the world, with several Grammy Awards under his belt. He has played with the Wynton Marsalis Quartet, the Branford Marsalis Quartet, Kenny Garrett's band, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Brecker and many more. He has worked in TV and film, as a musician on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and playing Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues. Jeff has an extensive discography as sideman and as a leader. Julia Rolf studied at University College, London and Universita degli Studi, Pisa, and works in London as a music editor and writer. Her appreciation of artists such as Elmore James and Robert Johnson led to an enthusiasm for jazz and blues. Her projects include: Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited and Blues and Jazz in The Complete Story series. Contributing authors: Cliff Douse, Ted Drozdowski, James Hale, Todd Jenkins, Howard Mandel, Kenny Mathieson, John McDonough, Bill Milkowski, Jim O'Neal, Bob Porter, William Schafer, David Whiteis.

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