Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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GIRL IN A BAND: A MEMOIR

Written by Gordon, Kim
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERKim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story--a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.
December 1, 2015 | Paperback | Dey Street Books | 288 Pages |
$16.99
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INDIGO:EGYPTIAN MUMMIES TO BLUE JEANS

Written by Balfour-Paul, Jenny
Praise for the U.K. edition: Thoroughly satisfying. -- Crafts All those working with indigo or merely interested in the cultural history of that dye must read this book. -- Textile Forum
September 22, 2011 | Paperback | Firefly Books | 264 Pages |
$39.95
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JOHN LENNON:THE NEW YORK YEARS (REISSUE)

Written by Gruen, Bob
Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of John Lennon's death and the 75th anniversary of his birth, this is an intimate album of photographs, most never published before, of Lennon in his last decade.
October 13, 2015 | Hardcover | ABRAMS |
$35.00
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SINATRA:THE CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHS

Written by Howick, Andrew
Few male stars in any medium carried a visual punch like Frank Sinatra. Photographs capture not only his ineffable sense of style, but also his aura of vulnerability, intensity, sexuality, and charm. Sinatra: The Photographs focuses on the decades after the war, when he towered over the American entertainment landscape.
October 27, 2015 | Hardcover | ABRAMS | 224 Pages |
$50.00
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IGOR STRAVINSKY

Written by Cross, Jonathan
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was perhaps the twentieth century's most celebrated composer, a leading light of modernism and a restlessly creative artist. This new entry in the Critical Lives series traces the story of Stravinsky's life and work, setting him in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived.
December 15, 2015 | Paperback | Reaktion Books | 224 Pages |
$19.00
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FABER POCKET GUIDE TO BRITTEN

Written by Bridcut, John
John Bridcut, author of the acclaimed 'Britten's Children', includes in this book fresh material which will make the book indispensable for Britten aficionados as well as for those who are discovering the composer's music for the first time.
September 26, 2011 | Paperback | Faber & Faber | 430 Pages |
$7.95

MINGUS SPEAKS

Written by Goodman, John
Charles Mingus is among jazz's greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more.
May 20, 2013 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 329 Pages |
$29.95

MO' META BLUES

Written by Greenman, Ben
"You have to bear in mind that [Questlove] is one of the smartest motherf*****s on the planet. His musical knowledge, for all practical purposes, is limitless." --Robert Christgau
May 12, 2015 | Paperback | Grand Central Publishing |
$16.00
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LOVE GOES TO BUILDINGS ON FIRE

Written by Hermes, Will
Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented--block by block, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the infrastructure was collapsing.
September 4, 2012 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 368 Pages |
$17.00
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JOHN CAGE: DIARY:HOW TO IMPROVE THE WORLD (YOU WILL ONLY MAKE MATTERS WORSE)

Written by Cage, John
Composed over the course of 16 years, John Cage's Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) is one of his most prescient and personal works. A repository of observations, anecdotes, obsessions, jokes and koan like stories, the diary registers Cage's assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny predictions about the world we live in now.
October 27, 2015 | Hardcover | Siglio Press | 176 Pages |
$32.00

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