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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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PAISTE DRUMMER SERVICE ~ PROFILES OF INTERNATIONAL DRUMMERS, PERCUSSIONISTS, MUSICIANS, VOL. 2
PAISTE ~ ? ~ 1975 ~ English

Jazz / General Information

A collection of profiles of drummers, who use the legendary Paiste cymbals.


PAPADIMITRIOU, SAKIS ~ GUNTER SOMMER IN GREECE
PRIVATE EDITION ~ ? ~ 1991 ~ Greek

Jazz / General Information / Art & Photography

Beautiful little book published in celebration of the visit by German avant-garde Jazz drummer Gunter "Baby" Sommer in Greece, where he performed with local musicians. Great b & w photographs!


PAPADIMITRIOU, SAKIS ~ THE
PRIVATE EDITION ~ ? ~ 1983 ~ Greek

Jazz / Art & Photography

A collection of essays by Greek avant-garde pianist Sakis Papadimitriou with outstanding photographs.


PAPADIMITRIOU, SAKIS (EDITOR) ~ THREE DAYS OF CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
CITY OF PATRAS ~ ? ~ 1990 ~ Greek

Jazz / General Information / Art & Photography

A catalog of the Patras Festival in Greece, with a lot of information about the Greek Jazz scene, discography of local Jazz and beautiful photographs.
I have a spare copy of this little beauty if anybody is interested, but it is in Greek ;)


PARKER, CHRIS (EDITOR) ~ B FLAT, BEBOP, SCAT: JAZZ SHORT STORIES & POEMS
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2568-3 ~ 1986 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

A nice collection of Jazz related writings (short stories and poems).


PEARSON, MIKE ~ CONVERSATIONS IN BRITISH JAZZ
SOUNDWORLD ~ 1-902440-06-4 ~ 2004 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

This great book collects a series of interviews and essays by writer / photographer and a great enthusiast of British Jazz, Mike Pearson. The names of the musicians included in the book reads like a "Whos Who" of modern British Jazz and the in-depth interviews are truly excellent. Although not meant like one, this book presents a historical overview of the British Jazz scene, with many insightful observations and a plethora of facts and personal comments by the musicians involved. Beautifully written, this book is a true pleasure to read.


PEPPER, ART / PEPPER, LAURIE ~ STRAIGHT LIFE: THE STORY OF ART PEPPER
SCHRIMER BOOKS ~ 0-02-872010-5 ~ 1979 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

Very good (and very painful) autobiography of one of the Jazz giants.


PERKINS, JEFF ~ DAVID BYRON: BORN TO PERFORM
AFRICANBREEZE ~ 0-9545796-0-7 ~ 2003 ~ English

Rock / Biography

A biography of David Byron, lead singer of Uriah Heep, a great performer fallen victim to alcohol abuse. A good book with many details about the behind the scenes facts of Rock.


PERY, ITZHAK (EDITOR) ~ IMPROVISATIONS IN JERUSALEM
IBA ~ ? ~ 1982 ~ Hebrew

Jazz / General Information

An overview of the Israeli Jazz scene at the time of publication.


PETTERSON, TOBIAS / HENNINGSSON, ULF (EDITOR) ~ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SWEDISH PROGRESSIVE MUSIC 1967-1979: FROM PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIMENTS TO POLITICAL PROPAGANDA
PREMIUM PUBLISHING ~ 978-91-89136-22-9 ~ 2007 ~ English ~ Includes CD

Progressive Rock / Psychedelics / History & Criticism / Discography / Art & Photography

Brilliant and beautifully designed book about the Swedish Progressive scene in the late 1960s and 1970s with incredibly detailed discography. A heaven for record collectors of Sandinavian Prog and Psychedelic music. Obviously a work of love.


PEYSER, JOAN ~ THE NEW MUSIC: THE SENSE BEHIND THE SOUND
DELL PUBLISHING ~ 0-440-06264 ~ 1971 ~ English

General Information / Theory & Musicology

A great book about 20th Century Classical Music, which explains the modern composing methods in relatively simple terms. A good introduction to the subject.


POSTGATE, JOHN ~ A PLAIN MAN'S GUIDE TO JAZZ
HANOVER BOOKS ~ ? ~ 1973 ~ English

Jazz / History & Criticism

Introductory book, explaining Jazz in simple and precise terms. One of the best of its kind.


PRIESTLEY, BRIAN ~ CHARLIE PARKER
SPELLMOUNT ~ 0-946771-00-6 ~ 1984 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

Concise, but very good biography of Jazz revolutionary Charlie Parker.


PRIESTLEY, BRIAN ~ MINGUS: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
QUARTET BOOKS ~ 0-7043-2275-7 ~ 1984 ~ English

Jazz / Biography

Perhaps the best biography of Charles Mingus, with deep insight and extremely well researched background.


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