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Upcoming Jazz Book Releases

Several new jazz books will be released early next year, among them Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing by David Yaffe, Let’s Get to the Nitty Gritty: The Autobiography of Horace Silver by, of course, Horace Silver and The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles by Steven L. Isoardi.

Fascinating Rhythm traverses through American history as Yaffe links jazz music and how it has affected 20th century literature. Musicians and writers including Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday and Frank O’Hara are discussed in this book , which will be released Jan. 11, 2006.

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