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Music: Jazz Studies

Reference Works

The biographical encyclopedia of jazz
   REFERENCE ML102 .J3 F4 1999

The jazz discography
   REFERENCE ML156.4.J3 L6 1992

The new Grove dictionary of jazz
  REFERENCE ML102.J3 N48 2001 

The Penguin guide to jazz on CD
  REFERENCE ML156.4.J3 C67 2004 

General Collection Books

Considering genius: writings on jazz
  GENERAL ML3506 .C75 2006 

Highway 61 revisited: the tangled roots of American jazz, blues, folk, rock & country music
  GENERAL ML3477 .S21 2004 

Jazz (history of jazz)
   GENERAL ML3508 .G54 2009 

The Oxford companion to jazz
   GENERAL ML3507 .J32 2000

Sheet Music

To search for printed music, select Search --> Advanced Keyword from the catalog, enter search terms, and limit Location to UNCA and Material Type to MUSIC, PRINTED.  Jazz music at Ramsey Library includes:

21 great standards
  GENERAL MT68 .A32 v.112 

The bottom line: the ultimate bass line book
  GENERAL MT330 .C66 1990 

Building a jazz vocabulary: a resource for learning jazz improvisation
  GENERAL MT68 .S73 1995 


Most CDs are located in the media room on our main level.  Jazz CDs have call numbers beginning with J.

To search CDs, use advanced search and limit location to UNCA and material type to Sound CD or Sound Disc.

Online Resources

All About Jazz
   Includes daily mp3 and video, album reviews, interviews and more.

All Music Guide - Jazz
   Information on jazz styles, albums, songs, and artists.  Includes biographies, influences, and top albums/songs by genre.
  Collection of resources and links about early jazz music.

Ken Burns: Jazz
  9-part documentary on jazz history 


Current Research in Jazz
  Online resource - 2009-present 

Down Beat
  Periodicals - ML1 .D69