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10
Jan

Spring Book Tour with Maxine Gordon

This Spring author Maxine Gordon continues her extensive tour of speaking engagements and presentations around the release of Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon, the highly-acclaimed official biography of her late …

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27
Nov

NPR’s Fresh Air Reviews Dexter Gordon

“Dexter Gordon’s deep tone, relaxed delivery—even the frequent witty musical quotations—seemed like extensions of his gravely playful speaking voice. That voice carries over on the page too. You can hear it when …

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28
Oct

Financializing Jazz

This guest post is published as part of our blog series related to the American Musicological Society conference from November 1–4 in San Antonio.  By Dale Chapman, author of The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz …

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02
Aug

Dexter Gordon: Sophisticated Giant

  “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon is a creative telling of the life of Dexter Gordon, best known as one of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, but also …

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31
Oct

Looking Back at Loft Jazz

This post is part of a blog series leading up to the American Musicological Society annual conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada from November 3–6. Please visit our booth if you are attending, and otherwise …

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07
Apr

Jazz Appreciation Goes Beyond the Music

Rashida K. Braggs, author of the new book Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris encourages us to seek out multiple art forms when celebrating the marvelous music of …

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18
Feb

Better Git It in Your Soul

by Krin Gabbard, author of Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus If you know a little about Charles Mingus, you probably know that he was a …

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16
May

UC Press Podcast: Mingus Speaks

Books like Mingus Speaks come around once in a lifetime, and Music editor Mary Francis’s enthusiasm for the project is palpable. That’s why we asked her to introduce this episode of the UC Press Podcast, a …

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