Mich Houghton

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn – The Biography of Sandy Denny

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British singers […]

Ben Yagoda

The B-Side

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about […]

Kim Gordon

Girl in a Band

There are few artists who inspire such reverence as Kim Gordon. In Girl in a Band she […]

Marcus O'Dair

Different Every Time

The first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain’s greatest cult musician, with an introduction by Jonathan […]

Holly George-Warren

A Man Called Destruction – The Life and Music of Alex Chilton

A brilliant songwriter, virtuosic vocalist, and accomplished guitarist, the charismatic Alex Chilton was not only a bona […]

David Byrne

How Music Works

How Music Works is David Byrne’s bestselling, buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime […]

Mike Houghton

Becoming Elektra

Becoming Elektra is an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973. […]

John Niven

Music from Big Pink

“Music From Big Pink is a moving book that succeeds not just in vividly evoking its time […]

Peter Rüedi

Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments. 1522 Jazzkolumnen Seit schon dreissig Jahren erscheint in jeder «Weltwoche» eine Kolumne von Peter Rüedi. […]

Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon

All the Songs

Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles—from “Please Please Me” (U.S. 1963) to “The […]

Ben Watson

Derek Bailey – And the Story of Free Improvisation

This outstanding biography of the cult guitar player will likely cause you to abandon everything you thought […]

George E. Lewis

A Power Stronger Than Itself

Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is […]

The Live New Departures Jazz Poetry Septet

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead

The Live New Departures Jazz Poetry Septet Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Jazz Poetry SuperJam #1) The […]

Alex Ross

The Rest Is Noise – Listening to the Twentieth Century

In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the […]

Ben Ratliff

John Coltrane – The Story of a Sound

John Coltrane left an indelible mark on the world, but what was the essence of his achievement […]