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Recommended e-books on jazz
Lady Sings the Blues by
Publication Date: 2011
Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation.
The Amazing Bud Powell by
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
Illuminating and multi-layered, The Amazing Bud Powell centralizes Powell's contributions as it details the collision of two vibrant political economies: the discourses of art and the practice of blackness.
Loft Jazz by
Publication Date: 2016-12-13
Loft Jazz provides the first book-length study of this period, tracing its history amid a series of overlapping discourses surrounding collectivism, urban renewal, experimentalist aesthetics, underground archives, and the radical politics of self-determination.
E-books on jazz, including audiobooks
The library uses several platforms to make e-books available to its cardholders. For e-books (including audiobooks) on jazz, we especially recommend Overdrive as a way to locate and access materials.
To search for e-book titles, follow these steps:
- Head to https://nypl.overdrive.com/
- Click on the "search" button on the right hand side of the screen.
- Then type in the word "jazz", or the name of a favorite performer or sub-genre of jazz. The results page will include filters on the left hand side of the page that allow you to limit to biography, non-fiction, audiobook, etc.
We've provided links to some of our recommendations in the sidebar to the left.
More information on accessing e-books can be found on this page.
E-journals available from home with a NYPL card
The following jazz-related periodicals are available online, including from home:
Naxos Music Library, while strongest in classical music, also contains a significant number of jazz and jazz-influenced recordings. Naxos is available from home and via mobile apps for both Android and iOS. Please check the link above for details. Information about how to search in Naxos is available here.