Author: Andrew Shields
Poetry. Music. When Thomas Hardy listens to Louis Armstrong, music reaches out to poetry across centuries and oceans. Here, a "dreamer at a loss" passes notes to a classmate, "cards of absolute equivocation" that "run through all the scales in all the keys," from "a man of many hats" to Osip Mandelstam's tambourine, from the dream of a monk to a broken traffic light.
Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: The Countryman Press
The ultimate compendium of the best bars, restaurants, and more in New Orleans For New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary in 2018, when millions will travel to the city to celebrate, Michael Murphy presents his fifth book about his adopted and beloved home. But with a booming tourism industry and boundless local culture, knowing where to start in New Orleans can be as difficult as packing up to leave. In addition to selected material from Murphy’s Eat Dat, Fear Dat, and Hear Dat, brand new chapters explore shopping, creeping around, fitting in, and celebrating—for natives and travelers alike. All Dat presents the city’s absolute best of the best, in a charming, one-of-a kind guide. All Dat is an essential and quirky resource that explains customs, explores history, and navigates you through the most vibrant city in the country. More than just a guidebook, All Dat is a study and celebration of everything that makes New Orleans so special.
The Genius of Louis Armstrong
Author: Gary Giddins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.
Author: Bill Coleman
Bill Coleman was one of the most important jazz trumpeters of the swing era. Born in France in 1909, he moved to New York in 1927. Over the next few years he made his name playing with many of the top bandleaders, including Luis Russell, Benny Carter and Fats Waller. In 1935 he returned to France and performed with Lucky Millinder. He spent the war years in New York, playing with, among others, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams, Sy Oliver and Billy Kyle, before returning to Paris in 1941 to lead his own band. Bill Coleman toured widely and the book contains fascinating anecdotes about his trips to India, Egypt, the Philippines and Japan. He died in 1981 and Trumpet Story was published in French in that year.
Author: JERRY SILVERMAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
This huge collection of traditional and folk tunes includes song catergories such as love songs, songs of the sea, fun songs, train songs, sentimental songs, and songs based on historic events. Written in simple leadsheet format with complete lyrics and chord symbols, this collection is perfect for gatherings around the campfire or as a general sourcebook. Author/compiler Jerry Silverman contributesprogram notes for the more obscure tunes in this exhaustive anthology of American song
(Far from the Madding Crowd)
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Hardys stimmungsvollster Roman, der das ländliche Leben Südenglands in lyrischen Naturschilderungen beschwört. Die fiktive Grafschaft Wessex im Südengland des 19. Jahrhunderts: Bathsheba Everdene ist eine eigenwillige, schöne, junge Frau, die ihre Unabhängigkeit schätzt. Bathshebas Art bleibt den Männern in ihrem Umfeld nicht verborgen und so hat sie gleich drei Verehrer auf einmal, alle unterschiedliche Typen. Da ist der treuherzige, bescheidene Schäfer Gabriel Oak, der ältere, wohlhabende Gutsbesitzer William Boldwood und der hübsche, selbstbewusste, aber rücksichtslose Offizier Frank Troy. Bathsheba bindet sich an keinen Mann langfristig, lässt sich mal mit diesem, mal mit jenem Herren ein. Frank Troy aber zieht sie in einen Bann, der gefährlich ist...