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Book Collection

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.



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GASZYNSKI, MAREK ~ FRUWA TWOJA MARYNARKA: LATA CZTERDZIESTE I PIECDZIESIATE - JAZZ, DANCING, ROCK AND ROLL
PROSZYNSKI I S-KA ~ 83-7469-427-0 ~ 2006 ~ Polish

Jazz / Rock / History & Criticism

Fascinating history of the Polish Jazz and early Rock in the 1940´s and 1950´s, the years following WWII and the new Socialist regime. Richly illustrated, this is a monumental piece of history, which so far was mostly unknown.


GASZYNSKI, MAREK ~ NIEMEN: CZAS JAK RZEKA
PROSZYNSKI I S-KA ~ 83-7337-849-9 ~ 2004 ~ Polish

Rock / Progressive Rock / Jazz-Rock Fusion / Biography / History & Criticism

A detailed account od Czeslaw Niemen´s life and musical career, written by his friend and collaborator, who is a Polish journalist and broadcaster. Well written and richly illustrated, this book tells the story of Poland´s greatest and most important musician and his struggle to create his visionary musical vistas, often against all odds. A fascinating story of a fascinating man, who created fascinating music!


GEBERS, JOST (EDITOR) ~ IMPROVISED MUSIC
FMP ~ ? ~ 1988 ~ English

Jazz / General Information / Art & Photography

An overview of the European Improvised Music and Free Jazz scene with interesting articles and many great photographs, published by the FMP label.


GIDDINS, GARY ~ RHYTHM-A-NING: JAZZ TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN THE 80'S
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ~ 0-19-504214-X ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A brilliant collection of essays on Jazz by Village Voice critic Gary Giddins. He captures the 1980´s scene and its essence with insight and vision.


GILMORE, MIKAL ~ NIGHT BEAT: THE SHADOW HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL
PAN BOOKS ~ 0-330-36890-7 ~ 1998 ~ English

Rock / History & Criticism

Rolling Stone journalist Mikal Gilmore´s collection of essays on Rock (and a little of Jazz), based on his interviews with the musicians. Superbly written, this is a serious and not easy reading.


GITLER, IRA ~ JAZZ MASTERS OF THE FORTIES
COLLIER BOOKS ~ ? ~ 1966 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A basic Jazz textbook covering the dramatic period of Jazz development and the birth of bebop.


GLEASON, RALPH J. ~ THE JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SOUND
BALLANTINE BOOKS ~ 0-315-01623 ~ 1969 ~ English

Rock / Psychedelics / Biography

The earliest book dealing with Psychedelia and the group that invented many aspects of it, by a very good music critic, who was at the right time and at the right place. Unfortunately he died some years ago. Would you believe this book was priced at .95 cents?


GODBOLT, JIM ~ A HISTORY OF JAZZ IN BRITAIN 1919-50
PALADIN ~ 0-586-08520-3 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

Well written history of the early days of Jazz in Britian, from the turn of the 20th Century and until the 1950´s, when a new, independent form the American influences, scene emerged.


GOLDBERG, JOE ~ JAZZ MASTERS OF THE FIFTIES
DA CAPO PRESS ~ 0-306-80197-3 ~ 1965 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A basic reference book covering the feverish 1950´s, with landmark developments including the early Free Jazz.


GONDA, JANOS (EDITOR) ~ JAZZ SCHOOL DIRECTORY
AHM/IJF ~ ? ~ 1980 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A direcotory of Jazz education institutions in Europe.


GONDA, JANOS (EDITOR) ~ WHO'S WHO IN HUNGARIAN JAZZ
AHM ~ ? ~ 1973 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A listing of Jazz musicians in Hungary at the time of publication, with short biographies and discographies.


GORDON, ROBERT ~ JAZZ WEST COAST: THE LOS ANGELES JAZZ SCENE OF THE 1950S
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2603-5 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

Well written and researched history of the West Coast Jazz scene in the 1950´s, very comprehensive and revealing many previously unknown facts.


GOTTLIEB, WILLIAM P. ~ THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAZZ
SIMON AND SCHUSTER ~ 0-671-24730-1 ~ 1979 ~ English ~ Autographed

Jazz / History & Criticism / Art & Photography

A loving portrait of the Jazz scene in the 1930´s and 1940´s, with many outstanding and rare photohraphs.


GRAHAM, BILL / GREENFIELD, ROBERT ~ BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS: MY LIFE INSIDE ROCK AND OUT
DELTA PUBLISHING ~ 0-385-31141-9 ~ 1992 ~ English

Rock / Biography

A superb autobiagraphy by one of Rock´s most fascinating figures, manager and concert organizer Bill Graham, who created the two Rock shrines - Fillmore East & West. Absolute must read for fans of the Classic Rock era.


GRANHOLM, AKE (EDITOR) ~ FINNISH JAZZ
FMIC ~ ? ~ 1974 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A great overview of the fantastic Finnish Jazz scene at the time of publication. Includes a brief history and biographies of musicians.


GRAY, MICHAEL ~ MOTHER!: THE FRANK ZAPPA STORY
PLEXUS PUBLISHING ~ 0-85965-119-3 ~ 1993 ~ English

Rock / Biography

Based on his interviews with Frank Zappa, the author presents here a critical biography, rich in facts and insight. Anything about Zappa is always a fascinating read, especially when so well written.


GREENSPOON, JIMMY / BEGO, MARK ~ ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER: ON THE ROAD AND BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND THREE DOG NIGHT
PHAROS BOOKS ~ 0-88687-647-8 ~ 1991 ~ English

Rock / Biography

The usual story of drugs, sex and Rock & Roll, which was typical of any Rock band in the 1960´s / 1970´s (and later), well written and hiding none of the ugly facts.


GRIME, KITTY ~ JAZZ VOICES
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2390-7 ~ 1983 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A great books based on a series of interviews by the author with Jazz vocalist over a period of several years.


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