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ON TIME: A PRINCELY LIFE IN FUNK

Written by Day, Morris
A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.
October 8, 2019 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 224 Pages |
$27.00
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DAVE BRUBECK: A LIFE IN TIME

Written by Clark, Philip
The definitive, "investigative" biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck, best known for "Take Five," told with exclusive, extensive access to the late musician. In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck.
February 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 416 Pages |
$30.00
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NOT AFRAID: THE EVOLUTION OF EMINEM

Written by Bozza, Anthony
The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Whatever You Say I Am, chronicling the last 20 years of rapper Eminem's life, based on exclusive interviews with the artist, his friends, and associates In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit named Marshall Bruce Mathers III became the most controversial and polarizing musical artist in the world.
November 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press |
$28.00
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PASSIONATE SPIRIT: THE LIFE OF ALMA MAHLER

Written by Haste, Cate
A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency
September 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 368 Pages |
$32.00
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MUSIC: A SUBVERSIVE HISTORY

Written by Gioia, Ted
From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.
October 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Basic Books |
$35.00

LIVE WIRES: A HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Written by Warner, Dan
We live in an electronic world, saturated with electronic sounds. Yet, electronic sounds aren’t a new phenomenon; they have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen’s Kontakte a few years later, is now a common soundscape in technology, media, and an array of musical genres and subgenres. More people than ever before can produce and listen to electronic music, from isolated experimenters, classical and jazz musicians, to rock musicians, sound recordists, and the newer generations of electronic musicians making hip-hop, house, techno, and ambient music. Increasingly we are listening to electronic sounds, finding new meanings in them, experimenting with them, and rehearing them as listeners and makers. Live Wires explores how five key electronic technologies—the tape recorder, circuit, computer, microphone, and turntable—revolutionized musical thought. Featuring the work of major figures in electronic music—including everyone from Schaeffer, Varèse, Xenakis, Babbitt, and Oliveros to Eno, Keith Emerson, Grandmaster Flash, Juan Atkins, and Holly Herndon—Live Wires is an arresting discussion of the powerful musical ideas that are being recycled, rethought, and remixed by the most interesting electronic composers and musicians today.We live in an electronic world, saturated with electronic sounds. Yet, electronic sounds aren't a new phenomenon; they have long permeated our sonic landscape.
August 15, 2019 | PB | Reaktion Books |
$14.00
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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH

Written by Fairclough, Pauline
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century--a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age.
September 12, 2019 | PB | Reaktion Books |
$19.00
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MOVE ON UP: CHICAGO SOUL MUSIC AND BLACK CULTURAL POWER

Written by Cohen, Aaron
Curtis Mayfield. The Chi-Lites. Chaka Khan. Chicago's place in the history of soul music is rock solid. But for Chicagoans, soul music in its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s was more than just a series of hits: it was a marker and a source of black empowerment. In Move On Up, Aaron Cohen tells the remarkable story of the explosion of soul music in Chicago.
September 30, 2019 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 272 Pages |
$20.00
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MUSIC LESSONS: THE COLLEGE DE FRANCE LECTURES

Written by Boulez, Pierre
Music Lessons marks the first publication in English of a groundbreaking group of writings by French composer Pierre Boulez, his yearly lectures prepared for the Collège de France between 1976 and 1995.
October 17, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$40.00
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ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SONGS

Written by Boyd, Colm
From rockers to ravers, The Illustrated Book of Songs is the book every music lover will want. In quick-witted style, Irish writer Colm Boyd navigates us through lists of classic songs for every occasion.
November 25, 2019 | Hardcover | Uitgeverij Luster |
$28.00

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