Bibliography

 

Books

 

Recommended

  • Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music; 2014; January 7, 2014; by Angelique Kidjo (Author), Rachel Wenrick (Author), Desmond Tutu (Afterword)
  • Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original First; By Robin Kelley; 2010
  • Herbie Hancock: Possibilities; Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickley; December 8, 2015
  • Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years Hardcover; November 1, 1997; by William Minor (Author), Bill Wishner (Author), Clint Eastwood (Foreword)
  • Unzipped Souls – A Jazz Journey Through the Soviet Union; August 10, 1995; by William Minor (Author)
  • Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment; 2010; James R. Gaines
  • To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road; Wynton Marsalis,  Selwyn Seyfu Hinds; 2005
  • Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta; Richard Grant; Simon & Schuster; (October 13, 2015)
  • Bruce Lundvall: Playing By Ear; 2013; Dan Ouellette
  • Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes; 2009; Dan Ouellette

Jazz and the Brandenburg Concerto

  • The True Life of Sebastian Bach; 1999; Klaus Eidam; translated by Hoyt Rogers (Recommended by David Gordon, Dramaturge, Carmel Bach Festival
  • Carmel Impresarios: A cultural biography of Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous; 2014; David J. Gordon
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, The Learned Musician; 2000; Christoph Wolff
  • Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; 1993; Malcolm Boyd

About Monterey Jazz and Carmel Bach Music Festivals

  • Dizzy, Duke, the Count and Me: The Story of the Monterey Jazz Festival; 1978; Jimmy Lyons and Ralph Gleason
  • Carmel Impresarios: A cultural biography of Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous; 2014; David J. Gordon
  • Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years Hardcover; November 1, 1997; by William Minor (Author), Bill Wishner (Author), Clint Eastwood (Foreword)
  • The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival 50 Years; Jul 31, 2007; by Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman

 

Recommended by Professor Jeffrey A. Jones

 

Recommended by Professor Umi Vaughan for Introduction to the African Diaspora and Slavery

  • Bastide, Roger. 1971. African Civilizations in the New World. New York: Harper and Row.
  • Béhague, George H. (Editor). 1994. Music and Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean and South America.Miami, FL: North-South Center, University of Miami.
  • Brandon, George. 1997. Santería from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell
  • Memories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Chernoff, John Miller. 1979. African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Chomsky, Ava, Barry Carr, Pamela Maria Smorkaloff (Editors). 2004. The Cuba Reader. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Clarke, John Henrik. 1970. “Introduction.” In Introduction to African Civilizationsby John G. Jackson, Jr.. New Jersey: Citadel Press.
  • Davidson, Basil. 1980 [1961]. The African Slave Trade. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.
  • Edwards, Gary and John Mason. 1985. Black Gods: Orisa Studies in the New World. Brooklyn: Yoruba Theological Archministry.
  • Gilroy, Paul. 1993. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Gomez, Michael A. 1998. Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  • Herskovits, Melville J. 1990 (1941). The Myth of the Negro Past. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Jackson, Jr., John G. 1970.  Introduction to African Civilizations. New Jersey: Citadel Press.
  • Jones, Le Roi [Amiri Baraka]. 1967. Black Music. New York: William Morrow.
  • Mbiti, John S. 1969. African Religions and Philosophy. London: Heinemann Press.
  • Mintz, Sidney. 1989 [1974]. Caribbean Transformations. New York: Colombia University Press.
  • Mintz, Sidney W. and Sally Price (Editors). 1985. Caribbean Contours. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Vaughan, Umi and Carlos Aldama. 2012. Carlos Aldama’s Life in Batá: Cuba, Diaspora, and the Drum. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Vaughan, Umi. Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance: Timba Music and Black Identity in Cuba.Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Photographic
  • Jazz in Available Light: Illuminating the Jazz Greats from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s; Veryl Oakland; 2018
  • Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960-1980; 2018; Les McCann
  • Right Down Front: Ron Hudson Jazz Images; 2007; by Ron Hudson and Rick Carroll and Marcie Carroll
  • Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival; 2016; Amelia Davis
  • Biographies
  • The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson; March 15, 2018; by Steven Loza (Author), Anthony Wilson (Foreword) 
  • Miles; 2011; Davis, Miles
  • To Be, or Not . . . to Bop; Dizzy Gillespie, Al Fraser; February 23, 2009 
  • Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter; 2004; Michelle Mercer 
  • Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews; 2012; Chris DeVit 
  • The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington; 2014; Edward Green 
  • Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues; Mar 1, 1985; by Billie Holiday
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  • Anectdotes, History, Criticism and Miscellaneous
  • Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart Within; January 20, 2004; William Minor 
  • Jazz Anecdotes by Crow Bill; 1991; Bill Crow 
  • Jazz Anecdotes: Second Time Around; 2005; Bill Crow 
  • Conversations II: Dialogues & Monologues; 2015; William Parker 
  • Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century; 2018; Nate Chinen 
  • Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music; 2006; Blair Tindall 
  • Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life; Wynton Marsalis, Geoffrey Ward; 2009 
  • They Call Me Stein on Vine; 2014; Gary Chen
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence Paperback; April 5, 2010; Robert Danziger 
  • First Book Of Jazz; 1982; Langston Hughes
  • Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037; 2009; Harry Connick Jr. 
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; Jan 16, 2012; by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West
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  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    • Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Hardcover; 2017; by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author) 
    • Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court; 2017; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 
    • Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court Hardcover – November 21, 2017; by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author) 
    • On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance; Dec 1, 2010; by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
    • Kareem; 2017; by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  (Author), Mignon McCarthy (Author)
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  • By Dan Ouellette
  • Bruce Lundvall: Playing By Ear; 2013; Dan Ouellette
  • Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes; 2009; Dan Ouellette
  • By William Minor
  • Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years Hardcover; November 1, 1997; by William Minor (Author), Bill Wishner (Author), Clint Eastwood (Foreword)
  • Unzipped Souls – A Jazz Journey Through the Soviet Union; August 10, 1995; by William Minor 
  • Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart Within; 2004; William Minor