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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 […]

Greil Marcus

The Doors – A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

A fan from the moment the Doors’ first album arrived, Greil Marcus saw the band many times […]

Mike Barnes

Captain Beefheart – The Biography

Following Don Van Vliet’s death Mike Barnes will look to reassess his legacy through new interview material […]

Rob Young

Electric Eden

In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music making in the British Isles, Rob […]