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"This well-told and exquisitely illustrated story of a musician with a steep career trajectory will inspire young readers to pursue their passions, despite the challenges." (Kirkus Reviews 2015-02-01) - "If a fairy tale were set in New Orleans, this is how it would read."(Publishers Weekly 2015-02-09)


Published in celebration of Holiday’s centenary, the first biography to focus on the singer’s extraordinary musical talent.


A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans


The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time


Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the fifty-year career of jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964.


The graphic art of jazz at its finest, from the golden 20's to the wild 50's corresponding to the fine art of Jazz music in style and expression.


WORLD’S BEST JAZZ CLUB: the story of Bennetts Lane is one of those rare books that provides an intimate snapshot of an iconic place. It is a fascinating exposé of the life, music and twenty-one year history of a famous jazz club. The book is filled with little gems from many great jazz artists, but more than that it documents the history of a significant place through first-hand accounts to create a wonderful view of life in the jazz scene during the critical bridge into the new millennium.


The Jazz Age. The phrase conjures images of Louis Armstrong holding court at the Sunset Cafe in Chicago, Duke Ellington dazzling crowds at the Cotton Club in Harlem, and star singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. But the Jazz Age was every bit as much of a Paris phenomenon as it was a Chicago and New York scene.


"A work of considerable substance." — The New Yorker. In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years. Includes excerpts from hundreds of personal interviews, letters, tapes, and articles.