Reader's Notes - PN 2.16 - Upcoming Jazz Books

A fine fall book season is shaping up as far as jazz literature is concerned, highlighted by a big biography of Louis Armstrong and a jazz encyclopedia from Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins. I'll be sure to review most of these titles here over the coming months. Here they are, sorted by month.

Jade Visions: The Life and Music of Scott LaFaro (North Texas Lives of Musician Series) by Helene LaFaro-Hernandez – September 2009, University of North Texas Press

The Jazz Ear: Conversations over Music by Ben Ratliff – October 2009, Times Books

Jazz by Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins – October 2009, Norton

A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music by George E. Lewis – October 2009, University of Chicago Press

Sun Ra: Interviews & Essays by John Sinclair – October 2009, Headpress

Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin Kelley – October 2009, Free Press

Cuttin' Up: How Early Jazz Got America's Ear by Court Carney – November 2009, University Press of Kansas

But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz by Geoff Dyer – December 2008, Picador

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout – December 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath by Jimmy Heath with Joseph McLaren – January 2010, Temple University Press

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