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Music: Jazz

A comprehensive resource guide for music research

Jazz Encyclopedias

The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia / Robert Santelli
REF ML 102 .B6 S26 1993

The Encyclopedia of Jazz / Leonard Feather
REF ML 3561 .J3 E552 1960b

The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies / Leonard Feather
REF ML 105 .F36 1987

Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians / Robert Rawlins & Nor Eddine Bah
OVERSIZE MT 6 .R263 2005 (also in REF)

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz / Barry Kernfeld, ed
MMC REF ML 102 .J3 N48 1994
REF ML 102 .J3 N48 1988 v.1-2

The Oxford Companion to Jazz / Bill Kirchner, ed.
REF ML 3507 .J32 2000

Jazz Biography

The Al Jolson Discography / Larry F. Kiner and Philip R. Evans
REF ML 156.7 .J64 K5 1983

Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White / Gene Lees
ML 394 .L39 1994

Count Basie: A Bio-Discography / Chris Sheridan
ML 156.7 .B38 S5 1986

Giants of Jazz / Studs Terkel
ML 385 .T45 1975

Jazz People / Ole Brask
ML 87 .B65 1993

Jazz Masters of the Forties / Ira Gitler
ML 395 .G58 1983

Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond / Will Friedwald
ML 3508 .F74 1990

John Coltrane: A Discography and Musical Biography / Yasuhiro Fujioka
Oversize ML 156.7 .C58 F85 1995

Mission Impossible: My Life in Music / Lalo Schifrin
ML 410 .S2575 A3 2008

Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz / John Chilton
ML 419 .B23 C5 1996

Tommy Dorsey: On the Side / Robert L. Stockdale
ML 156.7 .D67 S7 1995

Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street / Cohn Chilton
REF ML 106 .U3 C5 1985

Jazz Research Guides

Jazz Reference and Research Materials: A Bibliography / Eddie S. Meadows
REF ML 128 .J3 M33 1981

Jazzforschung (Jazz Research) - Journal in German and English 
ML 5 .J35

Jazz General Reference

A Bibliography of Jazz / Alan P. Merriam
ML 128 .J3 M4 1970

A Guide to the Blues: History, Who's Who, Research Sources / Austin Sonnier, Jr.
REF ML 3521 .S58 1994

Jazz: A History of America's Music / Geoffrey C. Ward, based on a documentary film by Ken Burns
Oversize ML 3506 .W37 2000

Jazz Heritage / Martin Williams
ML 3507 .W53 1985

Jazz Milestones: A Pictorial Chronicle of Jazz 1900-1990 / Ken Vail
REF ML 3506 .J48 1993

Jazz Talk / Robert S. Gold
ML 102 .J3 G7 1982

The Literature of Jazz / Donald Kennington
REF ML 128 .J3 K45 1980

Jazz Discography

The Blackwell Guide to Soul Recordings / Robert Pruter
REF ML 156.4 .S6 B6 1993

Ellingtonia: The Recorded Music of Duke Ellington and his Sidemen / W.E. Timner
REF ML156.5.E45 T5 1988

The Essential Jazz Records / Max Harrison, Charles Fox, and Eric Thacker
ML 156.4 .J3 H33 1984

The Jazz Discography / Tom Lord
REF ML 156.4 .J3 L67 1992 v.1-8

Jazz on LP's: A Collector's Guide Jazz on Decca, Brunswick, London, Felsted, Ducretet-Thomson...
ML 156.4 .J3 J44 1978

The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire / Ted Gioia
ML 128 .J3 G56 2012

Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography / Gary Carner
ML156.7.A32 C37 2012

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