Bibliography of jazz

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General and history[edit]

Autobiography and biography[edit]

Louis Armstrong

Count Basie

Art Blakey

John Coltrane

Miles Davis

Duke Ellington

Bill Evans

Ella Fitzgerald

Dizzy Gillespie

Benny Goodman

Billie Holiday

Charles Mingus

Thelonious Monk

Charlie Parker

Art Pepper

Sonny Rollins

Fats Waller


Instruments – history[edit]



  • Barth, Joe (2006). Voices in Jazz Guitar. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay. ISBN 0786676795.
  • Carlton, Jim (2009). Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay. ISBN 978-078665123-8.
  • Sallis, James, ed. (1996). The Guitar in Jazz: An Anthology. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. ISBN 9780803242500.
  • Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide. San Francisco: Backbeat. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.




Record labels[edit]

  • Kennedy, Rick (2013). Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Records and the Rise of America's Musical Grassroots (Rev. & expanded edition. ed.). Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00747-6.
  • Kennedy, Rick; McNutt, Randy (1999). Little labels, big sound: Small Record Companies and the rise of American music. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253214348.