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The following call numbers are useful when looking for jazz materials:
Jazz Reference Books in Maag Library
The Encyclopedia of Jazz
Call Number: REF ML3561.J3 E552 1960b
Publication Date: 1960
With more than 2,000 biographies and 200 photos, it spans the history of jazz from its origins to 1959. But more than a biographical dictionary, the book also features essays on the jazz tradition, its major players and composers, the relationship between jazz and classical music (written by Gunther Schuller), a social history of jazz in America, the jazzman as critic, and a grammar of jazz language.
Jazz in the Movies by
Call Number: REF ML128.M7 M38 1982
Publication Date: 1982
Do you remember those musicians who played on the soundtrack of New York, New York, Last Tango in Paris, Breathless, Anatomy of a Murder, Swing Time, Monterey Jazz, Last of the Blue Devils, or American Graffiti? Can you name the screen appearances of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Roosevelt Sykes, Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, Sonny Rollins, Lena Horne? Jazz in the Movies will make sure you never forget, with an index of t ,477 jazz and blues artists, 80 rare photos, and capsule reviews of nearly 4,000 foreign and domestic films. One of the most exhaustive reference works on either jazz or the movies ever devised.
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz by
Call Number: REF ML102.J3 N48 1988 v.1-2
Publication Date: 1988
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive and accurate reference work on jazz ever published, putting the world of jazz at your fingertips. With articles on every aspect of the field, from jazz groups, composers and arrangers to instruments, terms, record labels and venues, the new edition is the ideal companion for scholars and enthusiasts in this rapidly growing field.The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition is unique: No other title covers jazz to this extent across all forms and styles The only way to be completely up-to-date with the full scope of writing in this field Provides new perspectives to established areas of study--musicology, film and media, American studies, modern social history, women's studies and cultural studies, to name a few Offers a one-stop resource to all the key names in the jazz world
The Oxford Companion to Jazz by
Call Number: REF ML3507 .J32 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Jazz and its colorful, expansive history resonate in this unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today's top jazz performers, writers, and scholars. Both a reference book and an engaging read, this Companion surveys the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and Europe to today. The Oxford Companion to Jazz provides a quick reference source as well as a dynamic and broad overview for all lovers of jazz, from novices to aficionados.
Who's Who of Jazz by
Call Number: REF ML106.U3 C5 1985
Publication Date: 1985
An anthology of biographies of over 1,000 U.S. musicians born before 1920. Primarily focuses on pre-modern stylists.