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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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MACAN, EDWARD ~ ROCKING THE CLASSICS: ENGLISH PROGRESSIVE ROCK AND THE COUNTERCULTURE
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ~ 0-19-509888-9 ~ 1997 ~ English

Progressive Rock / History & Criticism

A very serious analysis of the Prog scene and music, mostly in perspective of the sociological aspects of music as part of the social / political society. Many interesting insights and worthwhile thoughts, although sometimes very radical and "outrageous". If you´re into serious reading, this one is for you!


MACHADO, ROBERTO L. ~ BASIC DISCOGRAPHY OF FRANK ROSOLINO (SECOND EDITION)
PRIVATE EDITION ~ ? ~ 1996 ~ English

Jazz / Discography

A detailed discography of the great trombone player Frank Rosolino.


MACKAY, ANDY ~ ELECTRONIC MUSIC: THE INSTRUMENTS, THE MUSIC & THE MUSICIANS
PHAIDON PRESS ~ 0-7148-2176-4 ~ 1981 ~ English

General Information

A great introduction to the world of Electronic Music, with historic overview and many technical details, as well as a list of musicians and their main contributions.


MARSH, GRAHAM / CALLINGHAM, GLYN / CROMEY, FELIX ~ THE COVER ART OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
COLLINS & BROWN ~ 1-85585-096-6 ~ 1991 ~ English

Jazz / Art & Photography

A beautiful book, which collects some of the best covers designed for the legendary Blue Note Records releases in the 1960´s with a novel approach to cover art design. A must to record collectors.


MARTIN, BILL ~ LISTENING TO THE FUTURE: THE TIME OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK 1968-1978
OPEN COURT PUBLISHING ~ 0-8126-9368-X ~ 1998 ~ English

Progressive Rock / History & Criticism

The author is a musician and a Philosophy Professor - a strange combination, but he knows his Prog. A fascinating book, although sometimes quite demanding reading (especially for people less aqauianted with the intricacies of the English language). The book deals with the music as well as the philosophical aspects of the Prog phenomenon. A must for every Prog fan!


MARTIN, BILL ~ MUSIC OF YES: STRUCTURE AND VISION IN PROGRESSIVE ROCK
OPEN COURT PUBLISHING ~ 0-8126-9333-7 ~ 1996 ~ English

Progressive Rock / History & Criticism / Biography

The author is a musician and a Philosophy Professor - a strange combination, but he knows his Prog. In this book he concentrates on the music of the group Yes as a symbol of Prog (which is problematic to some extent as a concept) and develops an entire philosophical thesis as to its aspects. Fascinating reading, but quite difficult if you´re not used to such approach. Even the hardest Yes fans might start wondering what he´s talking about at some points. Still a heck of a book!


MATZNER, ANTONIN / POLEDNAK, IVAN / WASSERBERGER, IGOR ~ ENCYKLOPEDIE JAZZU A MODERNI POPULARNI HUDBY (SECOND EDITION)
EDITIO SUPRAPHON ~ ? ~ 1983 ~ Czech ~ Autographed

Jazz / General Information

A general encyclopedia of Jazz and modern music, with many entries about the Czechosolovak artists.


MCRAE, BARRY ~ THE JAZZ HANDBOOK
LONGMAN ~ 0-582-00092-0 ~ 1987 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A small but well written and informative encyclopedia of Jazz with many photographs and suggested listening.


MEEKER, DAVID ~ JAZZ IN THE MOVIES: A GUIDE TO JAZZ MUSICIANS 1917-1977
TALISMAN BOOKS ~ 0-905983-01-7 ~ 1977 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

Supeb book about movies featuring appearances by Jazz musicians or soundtrack composed by Jazz composers. An incredible wealth of information and a great source of information about soundtracks.


MELLY, GEORGE ~ OWNING-UP
PENGUIN BOOKS ~ 0-14-002936-2 ~ 1974 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

An autobiography by British Jazz singer George Melly, very funny and informative with insight on the British scene.


MELTZER, DAVID (EDITOR) ~ READING JAZZ
MERCURY HOUSE ~ 1-56279-038-2 ~ 1993 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A collection of essays about Jazz by some of the greatest literary minds of the 20th Century, which expands the common conceptions about the music into the sphere of literature and philisophy. Very intellectual and not easy to read.


MEYNER, STEPHAN / PFANKUCH, GERT ~ JAZZ CONTAINER: JAHRBUCH FUR IMPROVISIERTE MUSIK 86/87
WOLKE VERLAG ~ 3-923997-20-5 ~ 1986 ~ German

Jazz / History & Criticism

A collection of essays on modern Jazz by the most prominent German critics / writers.


MICHALSKI, DARIUSZ ~ CZESLAW NIEMEN: CZY GO JESZCZE PAMIETASZ?
MG ~ 978-83-61297-76-5 ~ 2009 ~ Polish ~ New

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

This is a new, expanded version of the earlier book by the same author: "Niemen O Sobie", which presents the life of Poland´s most important Rock personality, vocalist / composer Czeslaw Niemen.

Based on extensive interviews with the author, spanning the period between late 1960s and until Niemen´s death in 2004, the book is a unique document, somewhere between a biography and an autobiography. Additional interviews with Niemen´s family, musicians he worked with and other people all add many fascinating facets about Niemen´s life and music.

Of course every Niemen fan (able to read Polish) will find this book indispensible and highly exciting, but it is worth reading even by people who don´t know much about Niemen, since his life story is full of drama and human emotions. Brilliant stuff!


MICHALSKI, DARIUSZ ~ NIEMEN O SOBIE
TWOJ STYL ~ 83-7163-568-0 ~ 2005 ~ Polish

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

A detailed account of Czeslaw Niemen´s life, told in his own words during interviews with the author, which spanned over thirty years. The author only adds limited contextual links, with Niemen´s comments and stories unreveling his life and music.


MIEDVIEDIEV, ALEXANDER / MIEDVIEDIEV, OLGA ~ SOVIETSKIJ JAZZ
SOVIETSKIJ KOMPOZITOR ~ ? ~ 1987 ~ Russian

Jazz / History & Criticism

A monumental book about the history of Soviet Jazz and the most serious book on the subject published in USSR. Incredible amount of information, unfortunately only to people who can read in Russian.


MIHAIU, VIRGIL ~ CUTIA DE REZONANTA
EDITURA ALBATROS ~ ? ~ 1985 ~ Romanian ~ Autographed

Great book about Jazz by writer / poet / Jazz critic Virgil Mihhaiu, revealing many facts about Jazz in his country and insight about modern Jazz in Eastern Europe.


MIHAIU, VIRGIL ~ JAZZ CONNECTIONS IN PORTUGAL: A ROMANIAN VIEWPOINT
FUNDATIA ALFA ~ 973-85060-2-6 ~ 2001 ~ English ~ Autographed

Jazz / History & Criticism

A study of the history of Jazz in Portugal and the contemporary local Jazz scene by Romanian Jazz critic Virgil Mihaiu.


MIHAIU, VIRGIL ~ JAZZORELIEF
EDITURA NEMIRA ~ 973-9144-60-8 ~ 1993 ~ Romanian ~ Autographed

Jazz / History & Criticism

A collection of Jazz essays by Romanian critic / writer / poet Virgil Mihaiu.


MINGUS, CHARLES ~ BENEATH THE UNDERDOG
PENGUIN BOOKS ~ 0-14-003880-9 ~ 1975 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

A great autobiography by one of the greatest Jazz musicians of all times, very well written and quite shocking at times.


MOODY, BILL ~ THE JAZZ EXILES: AMERICAN MUSICIANS ABROAD
UNIVERSTY OF NEVADA PRESS ~ 0-87417-214-4 ~ 1993 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

Great book about the many American Jazz musicians, who left for Europe to find a more receptive climate for their music. The book explains the social aspects of the American scene, racial discrimination and mnny other reasons behind the decision musicans make to leave their homes and move away.


MOREY, FRANCOIS ~ JAZZ INDEPENDANT: CINQ LABELS D'AUJOURD'HUI
MAIRIE DE PARIS ~ 2-86903-038-X ~ 1988 ~ French

Jazz / Discography

Small but excellent book about the independent European Jazz labels (Chabada, ECM, Hat Hut, Nato & Steeplechase), which made an enormous contribution to the development of modern Jazz.


MORSE, TIM ~ YESSTORIES: YES IN THEIR OWN WORDS
ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN ~ 0-312-14453-9 ~ 1996 ~ English

Progressive Rock / Biography

Mainly for hard-core Yes fans, basically a collection of interviews with Yes members, talking about the aspects of the group´s many years in business. Also quite interesting to a general Prog fan.


MUIKKU, JARI (EDITOR) ~ FINNISH JAZZ (4TH EDITION)
FMIC ~ 951-96274-0-5 ~ 1990 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A general overview of the Finnish Jazz scene with biographies of active musicians.


MUIKKU, JARI (EDITOR) ~ FINNISH JAZZ (5TH EDITION)
FMIC ~ 952-5076-05-9 ~ 1997 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A general overview of the Finnish Jazz scene with biographies of the leading musicians and additional information.


MUIKKU, JARI (EDITOR) ~ FINNISH JAZZ (6TH EDITION)
FMIC ~ 952-5076-23-7 ~ 2002 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

An overview of the Finnish Jazz scene, with biographies of the leading musicians and other information.


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