• To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road

    In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,” Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming up–and to any of us at any stage of life. He writes that having humility is a way to continue to grow, to listen, and to learn; that patience is necessary for developing both technical proficiency and your own art rather than an imitation of ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 140006399X
    • ASIN: 140006399X
    • ISBN: 140006399X
    • Brand: Brand: Random House
    • Manufacturer: Random House

  • Bud, Not Buddy

    The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.   It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told hi... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0440413281
    • ASIN: 0440413281
    • ISBN: 0440413281
    • Brand: Yearling Books
    • Manufacturer: Yearling

  • Great Family Songbook: A Treasury of Favorite Show Tunes, Sing Alongs, Popular Songs, Jazz & Blues, Children's Melodies, International Ballads, Folk ... Jingles, and More for Piano and Guitar

    A one-of-a-kind collection of more than 100 songs you love to play and sing, including music and chords for piano and guitar and lyrics for singing right along. The Great Family Songbook lays flat with a convenient spiral binding, so everyone can follow along.Hours of family fun and entertainment featuring 100 carefully selected songs from every era and for every occasion, from "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" and "Clementine," to "Amazing Grace" and "Simple Gifts." Easy music and chords for piano and guitar make even a novice feel accomplished, while accompanying full color illustrations... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1579128602
    • ASIN: 1579128602
    • ISBN: 1579128602
    • Manufacturer: Black Dog & Leventhal

  • The Best Jazz Standards Ever (The Best Ever Series)

    (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 77 of the best jazz hits of all time: All of Me * All the Things You Are * Autumn in New York * Bewitched * Call Me Irresponsible * Georgia on My Mind * Lover Man * Misty * My Romance * The Nearness of You * Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars * Tangerine * Unforgettable * The Very Thought of You * The Way You Look Tonight * more.

    • ASIN: 0793529581
    • UPC: 073999116410
    • ASIN: 0793529581
    • ISBN: 9780793529582
    • Brand: Hal Leonard
    • Manufacturer: Hal Leonard

  • The Real Book: Bass Clef, Sixth Edition

    (Fake Book). The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than all the notorious errors being fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the son... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0634060767
    • ASIN: 0634060767
    • ISBN: 0634060767
    • Brand: Brand: Hal Leonard
    • Manufacturer: Hal Leonard

  • West with the Night: A Memoir

    A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our timeBeryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She m... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0865477639
    • ASIN: 0865477639
    • ISBN: 0865477639
    • Brand: Beryl Markham
    • Manufacturer: North Point Press

  • Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

    Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop

    • ASIN: 0531070956
    • ASIN: 0531070956
    • ISBN: 0531070956
    • Manufacturer: Scholastic Inc.

  • Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly (With Audio Examples Book 1)

    Unique, Practical and Straightforward Way to Learn Music Theory and Become a Better Musician, Even if You're a Complete Beginner!Updated and Massively Expanded Edition with Audio Examples, New Exercises, and New Content!On a special price for a limited time!Have you ever wanted:To know how understanding music theory can make you a better player (on any instrument)?To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, circle of fifths, chords and chord progressions, and other important concepts in music, and how they all relate to one another?To get a deep understanding of sca... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B01JX6EFKW
    • ASIN: B01JX6EFKW

  • Rubank Elementary Method - Saxophone (Rubank Educational Library)

    One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student musicians.

    • ASIN: 1423444817
    • UPC: 073999700305
    • ASIN: 1423444817
    • ISBN: 1423444817
    • Brand: Hal Leonard
    • Manufacturer: Rubank Publications

  • Miles

    Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. Here, Miles speaks out about his extraordinary life.Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, a... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1451643187
    • ASIN: 1451643187
    • ISBN: 1451643187
    • Brand: Brand: Simon Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

  • How to Read Music: Fundamentals of Music Notation Made Easy

    A basic primer for anyone without musical training who wishes to learn to read musical scores when singing or taking up an instrument. The book explains how notes are named and written; how to read melody, interpret time signatures, keys, sharps, flats, and naturals; how to read tempo; and how to play chords.

    • ASIN: 0517884380
    • UPC: 045863884381
    • ASIN: 0517884380
    • ISBN: 0517884380
    • Manufacturer: Three Rivers Press

  • Bach -- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol 1: Comb Bound Book (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

    A most impressive 220-page edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and 24 fugues were painstakingly researched over a period of 10 years, using the most important original manuscript sources. Baroque scholar Willard A. Palmer's thorough introduction discusses fugal construction, articulation and other aspects of performance interpretation. Volume I of "The Well-Tempered Clavier" has been updated with a new "look" to match Volume II. This essential masterpiece is a "must-have" for all pianists. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for st... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0882848313
    • UPC: 038081124933
    • ASIN: 0882848313
    • ISBN: 0882848313
    • Brand: Alfred
    • Manufacturer: Alfred Music

  • Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: The Story of Jazz As Told by the Men Who Made It

    "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." — Charlie Parker"What is jazz? The rhythm — the feeling." — Coleman Hawkins"The best sound usually comes the first time you do something. If it's spontaneous, it's going to be rough, not clean, but it's going to have the spirit which is the essence of jazz." — Dave BrubeckHere, in their own words, such famous jazz musicians as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Bunk Johnson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams, Jo Jones, Jelly Roll Morton, Mezz Mez... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0486217264
    • UPC: 800759217267
    • ASIN: 0486217264
    • ISBN: 0486217264
    • Brand: Dover Publications
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

  • The Harvard Dictionary of Music (Harvard University Press Reference Library)

    This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.The Harvard Dictionary of Music has long been admired for its wide range as well as its reliability. This treasure trove includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0674011635
    • UPC: 430674011635
    • ASIN: 0674011635
    • ISBN: 9780674011632
    • Brand: Alfred
    • Manufacturer: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press

  • Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business

    Talent, energy, dedication, discipline, passion, innovation, education, drive, mind, body, spirit, vision, honor, truth, and drums make the man: Kenny Aronoff. Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff's passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood to Mellencamp, Etheridge, Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins, the Rollin... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1495007936
    • UPC: 888680040994
    • ASIN: 1495007936
    • ISBN: 1495007936
    • Brand: Hal Leonard
    • Manufacturer: Hal Leonard

  • Very Best of (CD)

    Very Best Of

    • UPC: 29519866
    • Rating: 5.0

  • Very Best of Jazz Instrumentals (CD)

    There are as many flavours of jazz as there are pebbles on a beach, but the majority combine rhythmic invention with instrumental virtuosity to create a sound that can transport the listener to a different

    • UPC: 128833005

  • Smooth Jazz Tribute Best of Body & Soul (CD)

    [Note: This product is an authorized, licensed CD-R and is manufactured on

    • UPC: 33520574

  • Latin Jazz Very Best Of / Various (CD)

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    • UPC: 137996889

  • Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Gary Bartz (saxophone); Terence Blanchard (trumpet); Christian McBride (bass instrument); Lewis Nash (drums).Recording information: Avatar, New York, New York (11/18/2003 - 11/19/2003).ILLUMINATIONS finds McCoy Tyner, some 40 years after his best-known work (as a member of John Coltrane's legendary early-1960s quartet), still kicking. Tyner's energies as a session leader, composer, and ever-progressive musician haven't flagged since the mid-'60's, when the pianist started heading his own dates. On this 2004 album, as per usual, Tyner has surrounded himself with some of the finest personnel in jazz, including bassist Christian McBride, sax player Gary Bartz, and trumpeter Terence Blanchard.Tyner's music is appealing for its balance of familiar hard-bop vocabulary and intricately wrought structures--it is rhythmic and accessible, yet intellectually engaging. Tyner plays with great vigor, mixing virtuoso classical flourishes with bold chords and dazzlingly complex solos. His compositions here touch on avant-bebop ("The Chase"), Latin groove ("Angelina"), and smooth swing (the title track--on which all the musicians get a chance to stretch out). Blanchard's playing is especially notable, substantiating the melody lines in the chorus and blazing on the solos (as on "New Orleans Stomp," driven by a classic second-line beat). The high quality of music here--in conception and execution--should come as no surprise to long-time fans of Tyner or his sidemen.

    Mccoy Tyner - Illuminations (SACD NEW)Label: TelarcFormat: SACDRelease Date: 22 Jun 2004No. of Discs: 1UPC: 089408359965Details1. Illuminations2. Angelina3. New Orleans Stomp4. Come Rain Or Come Shine5. Soulstice6. Blessings7. If I Should Lose You8. The Chase9.

    • UPC: 3465201

  • Smooth Jazz Tribute to The Best of Whitney Houston (CD)

    Smooth Jazz Tribute To The Best Of Whitney

    • UPC: 34298770

  • Smooth Jazz tribute to KEM the Best Of (CD)

    Smooth Jazz Tribute To The Best Of

    • UPC: 34298777
    • Rating: 1.0

  • Very Best Of Jazz Collectors

    Duke Ellington - Very Best of [CD] 779809371038

    • UPC: 29382623

  • Best of: Pacific Jazz Years (CD)

    Best Of: Pacific Jazz Years

    • UPC: 1042931

  • Smooth Jazz Tribute to the Best of Fred Hammond (CD)

    Smooth Jazz Tribute To The Best Of Fred

    • UPC: 29221524

  • 10 Incredible Women In Jazz Everyone Should Know About

    A Young Jazz Musician and His Mentor Shape Music’s Future

    An 11-year-old prodigy performs old-school jazz | Joey Alexander