Following, please find a list of books about music and music-related subjects in my collection. I have learned much from these books. This list is being constantly expanded, so please come back and check out the new additions.
|DAHL, LINDA ~ STORMY WEATHER: THE MUSIC AND LIVES OF A CENTURY OF JAZZWOMEN|
|QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2477-6 ~ 1984 ~ English|
|Jazz / History & Criticism / Biography|
Fascinating study about the role of female Jazz artists and their contribution to the art form. From the early days at the end of the 19th Century and up th the 1980´s. The author provides a lot of insight about Jazz in general and the female side of the music and entertainment business. Great read!
|DANCE, STANLEY ~ THE WORLD OF SWING|
|CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS ~ 0-684-13778-X ~ 1974 ~ English|
|Jazz / History & Criticism|
An in-depth analysis of the Swing Era by British journalist Stanley Dance, based on the numerous interviews and articles he wrote over the years in various Jazz magazines.
|DAVID, GEORGE ~ FESTIVALURILE SIBIENE DE JAZZ IN IMAGINI|
|CASA DE CULTURA A TINERETULUI ~ ? ~ 1980 ~ English|
|Jazz / Art & Photography|
A collection of Jazz photographs taken at the Sibiu Jazz Festival in Romania, with a short introduction in Romanian and English.
|DAVIES, HUGH ~ SOUNDS HEARD|
|SOUNDWORLD ~ 1-902440-05-6 ~ 2002 ~ English ~ Includes CD|
|Jazz / Theory & Musicology|
This book, written by British experimental musician Hugh Davies, presents his insights about working as an artist, a musician, a composer, a performer, an instrument inventor, en educator and a researcher. A true pioneer, Davis reveals his unique universe and suggests ways to communicate via music, especially with children, who are more open to "new" sounds than grown-up listeners.
|DAVIS, BRIAN ~ JOHN COLTRANE DISCOGRAPHY|
|PRIVATE EDITION ~ ? ~ 1976 ~ English|
|Jazz / Discography|
A detailed discography of John Coltrane (by session) spanning the entire career of the Jazz giant.
|DAVIS, MILES / TROUPE QUINCY ~ MILES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY|
|PAN BOOKS ~ 0-330-31382-7 ~ 1990 ~ English|
|Jazz / Biography|
The Miles Davis autobiography, which is a fascinating read but not always objective and sometimes not so accurate as far as facts are concerned. Davis was always an opinionated and outspoken person, and this books reveals not only his life´s story, but also many of his views on political / social issues. A must read for any Davis fan.
|DAY, STEVE ~ TWO FULL EARS: LISTENING TO IMPROVISED MUSIC|
|SOUNDWORLD ~ 1-902440-00-5 ~ 1998 ~ English ~ Includes CD|
|Jazz / History & Criticism / Theory & Musicology|
This fascinating book attempts the perhaps impossible task of explaining verbally the intricacies of Free Jazz and Improvised Music, as experienced by an experienced and educated listener, attempting to enlighten other listeners and share his experiences. Considering the difficulties involved, the author makes an excellent effort, which is an enjoyable, although not easy, read. Full of facts and references to recordings, this might be used as a guide to exploring the genre and share one´s own experiences with the author. The CD included with the book serves as a collection of sound samples, discussed in detail in the book. Wholeheartedly recommended to the brave hearted music connoisseurs!
|DEAN, ROGER / HOWELLS, DAVID (EDITORS) ~ THE SECOND ALBUM COVER ALBUM|
|PAPER TIGER ~ 0-905895-71-1 ~ 1982 ~ English|
|Art & Photography|
The master of cover Art, here as a commentator on other people´s work. A great collection of some of the best designs in record covers. If you´re into cover Art, a must, but you probably won´t be able to find this one anyway.
|DELANNOY, LUC / LEVALLET, DIDER / AMINE, PATRICK ~ LE GUIDE DU JAZZ 1982|
|EDITIONS CAPITALES ~ 2-86650-000-8 ~ 1982 ~ French|
|Jazz / General Information|
An overview of the French Jazz scene with details about musicians, venues, etc.
|DEROGATIS, JIM ~ KALEIDOSCOPE EYES: PSYCHEDELIC ROCK FROM THE '60S TO THE '90S|
|CITADEL PRESS ~ 0-8065-1788-3 ~ 1996 ~ English|
|Progressive Rock / Psychedelics|
Basically an extended history of Psychedelia, pushing it a bit into "related" areas, which purists won´t really consider as a part of the genre, but still quite informative and worth reading.
|DRECHSEL, KARLHEINZ ~ JAZZ OBJEKTIV|
|VEB LIED DER ZEIT ~ ? ~ 1983 ~ German|
|Jazz / History & Criticism / Art & Photography|
This is one of the very few books about Jazz published in DDR (East German Republic) under the Socialist regime. The author collected a great set of photographs, taken over the years in DDR and other Eastern Block countries, which document the vitality of the Jazz scene in these countries. A short text in Russian and English is added as supplement. Extremely rare.
|D'ROZARIO, RICO ~ NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 1976-1985|
|BZZTOH ~ 90-6291-189-7 ~ 1985 ~ English|
|Jazz / Art & Photography|
Stunning collection of photographs taken during the Northsee Jazz Festivel (the biggest Jazz festival in the world) over the years. A short introduction in Dutch, German and English.