Suggested Bibliography for the Jazz Journalists Association

Suggested Bibliography for the Jazz Journalists Association

a partial list of our members' and colleagues' works, and other important books on jazz

A work in progress. If you're a member and we've missed your book, please send an e-mail to hman@jazzhouse.org and include author, title, publisher, date and ISBN.

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Authors
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A-G
Frank Alkyer
Editor
Downbeat: 60 Years of Jazz
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994
ISBN: 0793534917
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Whitney Balliett
New York Voices: Fourteen Portraits
University of Mississippi, 2006
ISBN: 1578068363
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Dinosaurs in the Morning: 41 Pieces on Jazz
Textbook Publishers, 2003
ISBN: 0758198566
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Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz: 1954-2001
St. Martin's Press, 2002
ISBN: 0312270089
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American Musicians II: Seventy-One Portraits in Jazz
University Press of Mississippi, 1996
ISBN: 1578068347
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Ecstacy at the Onion: 30 Pieces on Jazz
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995
ISBN: 031322577X
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Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz 1981-1990
Oxford University Press, 1991
ISBN: 019503757X
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Barney, Bradley and Max: Sixteen Portraits in Jazz
Oxford University Press, 1989
ISBN: 0195061241
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New York Notes: A Journal of Jazz in the Seventies
Da Capo Press, 1988
ISBN: 0306800373
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 31, 2013
Revised edition
American Singers: Twenty-Seven Portraits in Song
University Press of Mississippi, 1988
ISBN: 1578068355
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Jelly Roll, Jabbo and Fats: 19 Portraits in Jazz
Oxford University Press, 1984
ISBN: 0195034252
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Alec Wilder and His Friends
Da Capo Press, 1983
ISBN: 030676153X
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Night Creature: A Journal of Jazz, 1975-1980
Oxford University Press, 1981
ISBN: 0195029089
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Duke Ellington Remembered
Gold Stein Press, 1981
ISBN: 0938237004
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Sound of Surprise
Da Capo Press, 1978
ISBN: 0306775433
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Improvising: 16 Jazz Musicians and Their Art
Oxford University Press, 1977
ISBN: 0195021495
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Joshua Berrett
Louis Armstring and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
Yale University Press, 2004
ISBN: 0300103840
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted June 24, 2012
Marshall Bowden
Mike Rooth, illustrator
Quotable Jazz
Sound And Vision, September 2002
ISBN: 0920151558
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Bob Blumenthal
Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music
Collins, 2007
ISBN: 0061241792
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Stuart Broomer
Time and Anthony Braxton
Mercury Press, 2009
ISBN: 978-1551281445
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Thomas Brothers
Editor
Louis Armstrong in His Own Words
Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 0195119584
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Nick Catalano
Clifford Brown: The Life And Art Of The Legendary Jazz Trumpeter
Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 0195144007
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Nate Chinen
And George Wein
Myself Among Others: A Life In Music
Da Capo Press, May 2003
ISBN: 0306811146
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Donald Clarke
Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon
Da Capo Press, June 2002
ISBN: 0306811367
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Noal Cohen and Michael Fitzgerald
Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce
Berkeley Hills Books, 2001
ISBN: 1893163253
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Richard Cooke
Blue Note Records: The Biography
Justin, Charles & Co., May 2003
ISBN: 1932112103
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Stephanie Stein Crease
Gil Evans: Out of the Cool: His Life and Music
A Cappella Books, October 2001
ISBN: 1556524250
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
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Bill Crow
Jazz Anecdotes: Second Time Around
Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0195187954
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Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life
Oxford University Press, 1993
ISBN: 0195085507
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Jazz Anecdotes
Oxford University Press, 1991
ISBN: 0195071336
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Francis Davis
Paperback edition
Jazz and Its Discontents
Perseus, 2004
ISBN: 0306810557
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted February 1, 2013
Second paperback edition
The History of the Blues
Da Capo Press, 2004
ISBN: 0306812967
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Paperback reprint
Like Young
Da Capo Press, 2002
ISBN: 0306811863
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted February 1, 2013
Paperback edition
Bebop And Nothingness: Jazz And Pop At The End Of The Century
Schirmer Books, 2000
ISBN: 0825671620
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In The Moment: Jazz In The 1980s
Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 1996
ISBN: 0306807084
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Outcats: Jazz Composers, Instrumentalists, and Singers
Oxford University Press, 1990
ISBN: 019505587X
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Paul de Barros
And Eduardo Calderon
Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle
Sasquatch Books, 1993
ISBN: 0912365927
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Chip Deffaa
Blue Rhythms: Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues
University of Illinois Press, 1996
ISBN: 0252022033
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With photographers Nancy M. Elliott, John Johnsen, Andreas Johnsen
Jazz Veterans: A Portrait Gallery
Cypress House, 1996
ISBN: 1879384280
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted December 13, 2012
Traditionalists and Revivalists in Jazz
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1993
ISBN: 0810827042
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Paperback reprint
Voices of the Jazz Age: Profiles of Eight Vintage Jazzmen
University of Illinois Press, 1992
ISBN: 0250652582
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Studies in Jazz Series
In the Mainstream: 18 Portraits in Jazz
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1992
ISBN: 0810825589
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Debra DeSalvo
The Language of the Blues
Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006
ISBN: 0823083896
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Scott DeVeaux
The Birth of BeBop: A Social and Musical History
University of California Press, 1999
ISBN: 0520216652
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Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix
Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop
Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0195047672
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Rob DuBoff
The Best Songs from Jazz of the '60s and Beyond: For Piano, Guitar, Electronic Keyboard and All C Instruments (Jazz Bible Fake Book Series)
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004
ISBN: 0793558093
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted October 22, 2014
Transcribed score, co-edited with Mark Davis, Mark Vinci, Josh Davis
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000
ISBN: 0634011693
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Compiler
The Swing Era - Jazz Bible Fake Books Series
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1996
ISBN: 0793556589
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Michael Erlewine, Chris Woodstra, Vladimir Bogdanov, Scott Yanow
Editors
All Music Guide To Jazz
Miller Freeman Books, 1998
ISBN: 087930717X
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David Evanier
All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett
John Wiley and Sons, 2011
ISBN: 978-0470520659
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Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler
Editors
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 0195074181
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Encyclopedia of Jazz in the '70s
Da Capo Press, 1987
ISBN: 0306802902
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Sascha Feinstein
And David Rife, Editors
The Jazz Fiction Anthology
Indiana University Press, 2009
ISBN: 978-0253221377
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Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature
Indiana University Press, 2007
ISBN: 0253218764
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Will Friedwald
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Pantheon Books, 2010
ISBN: 978-0375421495
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Krin Gabbard
Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture
Faber and Faber, 2008
ISBN: 978-0571211999
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Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture
Rutgers University Press, 2004
ISBN: 978-0813533834
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Jammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema
University of Chicago Press, 1996
ISBN: 978-0226277899
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Jazz Among the Discourses
Duke University Press, 1995
ISBN: 978-0822315810
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Paul Garon
Blues and the Poetic Spirit
City Lights Books, 1996
ISBN: 0872863158
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
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Gary Giddins
And Scott DeVeaux
Jazz
W.W. Norton, 2009
ISBN: 9780393068610
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Foreword for Pannonica de Koenigswarter
Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
Harry N. Abrams, 2008
ISBN: 9780810972353
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Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 0195156072
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Visions of Jazz
Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 0195132416
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
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Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903-1940
Little, Brown & Company, 2002 (Paperback edition
ISBN: 0316886459
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 25, 2012
Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong
Da Capo Press, 2000 (Paperback edition)
ISBN: 0306810131
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Rhythm-A-Ning: Jazz Tradition and Innovation
Da Capo Press, 2000 (Paperback edition)
ISBN: 0306809877
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Riding on a Blue Note
Da Capo Press, 1999 (Paperback edition)
ISBN: 0306809249
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Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Da Capo Press, 1999 (Paperback edition)
ISBN: 0306808927
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Faces in the Crowd: Musicians, Writers, Actors and Filmmakers
Perseus Publishing, 1996
ISBN: 030680705X
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With Carol Friedman, Photographer
Moment's Notice: Photographs of American Jazz Musicians
Macmillan Library Reference, 1983
ISBN: 0028720407
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 26, 2012
Ira Gitler
The Masters of Bebop: A Listener's Guide
Da Capo Press, UPDATED & EXPANDED, January 2001
ISBN: 0306810093
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Celebrating the Duke: and Louis, Bessie, Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles, Dizzy and Other Heroes
Da Capo Press, 1995
ISBN: 0206806452
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Jazz Masters of the Forties
Da Capo Press, 1990
ISBN: 0306802244
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s
Oxford University Press, May 1987
ISBN: 0195050703
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Ted Gioia
The Birth (and Death) of the Cool
Speck Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781933108315
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The History of Jazz
Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 019512653X
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
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Paperback reprint
West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California: 1945-1960
University of California Press, 1998
ISBN: 0520217292
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Paperback reprint
The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture
Oxford University Press, 1990
ISBN: 0195063287
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
Robert Gottlieb
Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Vintage, 1999
ISBN: 0679781110
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William P. Gottlieb
The Golden Age of Jazz
Pomegranate, 1995
ISBN: 0876543557
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 26, 2012
Leslie Gourse
Fancy Fretwork: The Great Jazz Guitarists
Scholastic Library Publishing, March 2000
ISBN: 0531164047
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
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The Golden Age of Jazz in Paris and Other Stories about Jazz
Xlibris, 2000
ISBN: 0738825921
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 5, 2012
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Unforgettable: The Life and Mystique of Nat King Cole
Cooper Square Press, 2000
ISBN: 0815410824
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted June 26, 2012
Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers
Cooper Square Press, 2001
ISBN: 0815411146
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted December 13, 2012
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Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists
Oxford University Press, 1996
ISBN: 0195106474
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
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Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk
Music Sales Corporation, 1998
ISBN: 0028650328
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Time Keepers: The Great Jazz Drummers
Franklin Watts/Grolier Publishing, March 2000
ISBN: 0531164055
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Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet Genius
Franklin Watts, 1999
ISBN: 0531164071
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Martin Gray
Blues for Bird
Santa Monica Press, October 2001
ISBN: 1891661205
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Sharony Andrews Green
Grant Green: The Forgotten Genius Of The Jazz Guitar
Miller Freeman, 1998
ISBN: 087930698X
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
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Mark Gridley
5th edition
Concise Guide to Jazz
Prentice Hall, 2006
ISBN: 0131733311
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
9th edition
Jazz Styles: History and Analysis
Prentice Hall, 2005
ISBN: 0131931156
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted September 6, 2012
4th edition
Concise Guide to Jazz
Pearson Education, 2004
ISBN: 0131425196
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted January 24, 2012
Jazz Styles: History and Analysis
Prentice Hall, 1999
ISBN: 013021227X
-> Reader reviews - 1, posted December 28, 2000
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C o m m e n t s

re: reviews of books by JJA members 1 of 4
Philip Booth September 16, 05

I'm always looking for new jazz-related books to consider for review in various newspapers and magazines.

For planning (and pitching purposes), it's always best to get information regarding publication date, publisher and a PR contact for review copies as soon as possible. Perhaps JJA members with forthcoming books could make this information available somewhere on the site?

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