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Jazz: Staff Recommendations

A guide to research materials for the serious jazz scholar as well as books, sound recordings, and videos for the jazz enthusiast.


Chet Baker: The Missing Years

"A natural storyteller in the oral tradition, [author Artt Frank's] gifts at dialog and narrative shine in this new book, except here the tale is true and the material is from Artt's exciting and heart-rending years with his jazz brother, Chet Baker. Artt knew Chet's jazz life. He lived it with him, on and off the bandstand."

-- Drummer Kevin Rabbas, author of Bird's Horn and Sonny Kenner's Red Guitar

Analyzing Jazz: A Schenkerian Approach

Music theorist Steve Larson sketches out Schenkerian-style graphs of five recorded performances of "Round Midnight" (two by Thelonious Monk, one by Oscar Peterson, and two by Bill Evans).

Learn about the history of the iconic Blue Note records label!

Interested in watching more of this award-winning documentary? Ask for DVD 3080 at the Music & Media service desk - 2nd level, Meyer Library.