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Selected Jazz Books in the Allen Library

Freedom of Expression

Interviews with 37 female musicians of all ages, nationalities, and races, and representing nearly every style of jazz.

Jazz in the New Milennium

Profiles of 21st-century jazz performers.

Jazz Improvisation

Helps musicians assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds, and construct a melody and jazz chorus.

The Jazz Standards

Tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings.

Jazz Scholarship and Pedagogy

Annotated bibliography to jazz books, recordings, videos, and websites.

Jazz: Essential Listening

Provides everything students need for listening to, understanding, and loving jazz. Combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history and must-hear masterworks.

Aebersold Play-A-Long series

133 volumes. Each includes lead sheets and play-along CDs (rhythm section accompaniment).

This Is the Ultimate Fake Book

Over 1200 songs in all styles, from jazz standards to Broadway blockbusters and country classics to pop chart-toppers.

Jazz Greats Speak

Seventeen jazz artists talk about their art, their influences, and about the musicians with whom they worked.

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