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Selected Jazz Books in the Allen Library

Jazz in the New Milennium

Profiles of 21st-century jazz performers.

Freedom of Expression

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

New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers

101 jazz compositions in a wide range of styles, by women composers across the globe from 1922 to the present.

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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