Bibliography: Jazz in the 1950s

General History, Reportage, etc. - Biographical Works - Jazz Record Covers

General History, Reportage, etc. 55 items
  1. Whitney Baillett, Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz 1954-1999. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
  2. Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette, William Green (edd.), Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  3. Roy Carr, Brian Case, and Fred Dellar, The Hip: Hipsters, Jazz, and the Beat Generation. London: Faber and Faber, 1986.
  4. James Lincoln Collier, The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
  5. Richard Cook, Blue Note Records: The Biography. London: Secker and Warburg, 2001.
  6. Scott DeVeaux, The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  7. Esquire Magazine, Esquire's World of Jazz. New York: Esquire Publications, 1962.
  8. Leonard Feather, Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Bonanza, 1960.
  9. Leonard Feather, Inside Jazz. New York: Da Capo Press, 1977. (Reprint of Inside Bebop, J.J. Robbins and Sons, 1949.)
  10. Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  11. Leonard Feather and Jack Tracy, Laughter from the Hip: The Lighter Side of Jazz. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979; first published 1963.
  12. Krin Gabbard, Jammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  13. Ira Gitler, Jazz Masters of the Forties. New York: Collier, 1974; originally published by Macmillan, 1966.
  14. Ira Gitler, Swing to Bop. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  15. Ralph Gleason, Jam Session. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1958.
  16. Ralph Gleason, Celebrating the Duke... And Other Heroes. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1975.
  17. Ted Gioia, The History of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  18. Joe Goldberg, Jazz Masters of the 1950s. New York: Macmillan, 1965; reprinted New York: Da Capo Press, 1983.
  19. Max Gordon, Live at the Village Vanguard. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980.
  20. Robert Gottlieb (ed.), Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996.
  21. William P. Gottlieb, The Golden Age of Jazz. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.
  22. Charles Graham, Dan Morgenstern, Whitney Baillett, et. al., The Great Jazz Day: The Story of the Classic Photographs and the Unforgettable Film. New York: Woodford Publishing, 1999.
  23. David Griffiths, Hot Jazz: From Harlem to Storyville (Studies in Jazz, No. 28). Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
  24. Max Harrison, A Jazz Retrospect. Boston: Crescendo, 1976.
  25. Max Harrison, Alun Morgan, Ronald Atkins, Michael James, and Jack Cooke, Modern Jazz: The Essential Records. London: Aquarius, 1975.
  26. Andre Hodier (translated by David Noakes), Jazz: Its Evolution and Essence. New York: Grove Press, 1956.
  27. Andre Hodier, Toward Jazz. London: Jazz Book Club, 1965.
  28. Raymond Horricks (ed.), These Jazzmen of our Time. London: Jazz Book Club, 1960.
  29. Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Blues People. New York: William Morrow, 1963.
  30. Frank Kofsky, Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1970.
  31. Gene Lees, Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  32. Lewis MacAdams, Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant-Garde. New York: Free Press, 2001.
  33. Kenny Mathieson, Giant Steps: Bebop and the Creators of Modern Jazz, 1945-65. London: Canongate, 2000.
  34. Bill Moody and Stanley Dance, The Jazz Exiles: American Musicians Abroad. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1993.
  35. Francis Newton, The Jazz Scene. London: MacGibbon and Gee, 1959.
  36. Thomas Owens, Bebop: The Music and its Players. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  37. Jon Panish, The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture. University Press of Mississippi, 1997.
  38. Burton W. Peretti, Jazz in American Culture. New York: Ivan R. Dee, 1997.
  39. David Rosenthal, Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955-1965. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  40. Scott Saul, Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  41. George T. Simon, The Best of the Music Makers. New York: Doubleday, 1969.
  42. A.B. Spellman, Four Lives in the Bebop Business. New York: Pantheon Books, 1966.
  43. Arnold Shaw, The Street That Never Slept. New York: Coward, McCann, and Geohegan, 1971.
  44. Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, Hear Me Talkin' to Ya. New York: Dover Publications, 1966; originally published by Rinehart, 1955.
  45. Marshall W. Stearns, The Story of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.
  46. Art Taylor, Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews. New York: Perigee Books, 1977.
  47. Sinclair Traill (ed.), Concerning Jazz. London: Faber and Faber, 1957.
  48. Barry Ulanov, A Handbook of Jazz. New York: Viking, 1959.
  49. Michael Ullmann, Jazz Lives. Washington: New Republic Books, 1977.
  50. Penny M. Von Eschen, Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.
  51. Martin Williams (ed.), Jazz Panorama. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979; originally published by Crowell-Collier, 1962.
  52. Martin Williams, Where's the Melody?. New York: Minerva Books, 1966.
  53. Valerie Wilmer, Jazz People. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970.
  54. John S. Wilson, Jazz: The Transition Years, 1940-1960. New York: Appleton Century Crofts, 1966.
  55. Scott Yanow, Bebop: Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion. New York: Miller Freeman Books, 2000.
Biographical Works 40 items
  1. Ian Carr, Miles Davis: A Biography. New York: Morrow, 1982. (A Miles Davis bibliography is available on the web.)
  2. Nick Catalano, Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  3. Jack Chambers, Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis. New York: Da Capo, 1998; originally published by Quill/Morrow, 1983.
  4. Donald Clarke, Wishing on the Moon: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday. New York: Viking, 1994.
  5. Bill Cole, Miles Davis: A Musical Biography. New York: Morrow, 1974.
  6. Stanley Dance, The World of Count Basie. New York: Scribner's, 1980.
  7. Luc Delannoy (translated by Elena B. Odio), Pres: The Story of Lester Young. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.
  8. Laurent de Wilde, Monk. New York: Marlowe and Co., 1997.
  9. Daniel Mark Epstein, Nat King Cole. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.
  10. Thomas Fitterling (translated by Robert Dobbin), Thelonious Monk: His Life and Music. San Francisco: Berkeley Hills Books, 1996.
  11. Gary Giddins, Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker. New York: Beach Tree Books, 1987.
  12. Dizzy Gillespie and Al Fraser, To Be or Not to Bop: An Autobiography. New York: Da Capo Press, 1985; originally published by Doubleday, 1979.
  13. Leslie Gourse, Billie Holiday: The Tragedy and Triumph of Lady Day. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1995.
  14. Leslie Gourse, Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.
  15. David Hadju, Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1996.
  16. Fred M. Hall, It's About Time: The Dave Brubeck Story. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1996.
  17. Steven D. Harris, The Kenton Kronicles: A Biography of Modern America's Man of Music, Stan Kenton. New York: Dynaflow Publications, 1999.
  18. Mike Hennessey, Klook: The Story of Kenny Clarke. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press, 1994.
  19. Michael James, Miles Davis. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1961.
  20. Ashley Kahn, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece. New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.
  21. Bill Kirchner (ed.), A Miles Davis Reader. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.
  22. Lawrence Koch (ed.), Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker. Bowling Green: Bowling Green University Press, 1988.
  23. Donald L. Maggin, Stan Getz: A Life in Jazz. New York: Morrow, 1996.
  24. Charles Mingus and Nel King, Beneath the Underdog: An Autobiography. New York: Knopf, 1971.
  25. Stuart Nicholson, Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz. New York: Scribners, 1994.
  26. Stuart Nicholson, Billie Holiday. Portland: Northeastern University Press, 1995.
  27. Anita O'Day and George Eels, High Times, Hard Times. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1981.
  28. Art and Laurie Pepper, Straight Life: The Story of Art Pepper. New York: Schirmer, 1979.
  29. Lewis Porter (ed.), A Lester Young Reader. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
  30. Lewis Porter, John Coltrane: His Life and Music. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
  31. Robert Reisner, Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker. New York: Citadel Bonanza, 1962.
  32. Ross Russell, Bird Lives!: The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie Yardbird Parker. New York: Da Capo Press, 1996; originally published by Charter House, 1973.
  33. Alyn Shipton, Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  34. C.O. Simkins, Coltrane: A Biography. New York: Herndon House, 1975.
  35. J.C. Thomas, Chasin' the Trane: A Biography of John Coltrane. New York: Doubleday, 1975.
  36. Ken Vail, Bird's Diary: The Life of Charlie Parker, 1945-1955. London and New York: Sanctuary Books, 1996.
  37. Ken Vail, Lady Day's Diary: The Life of Billie Holiday, 1937-1959. London and New York: Sanctuary Books, 1996.
  38. Ken Vail, Miles' Diary: The Life of Miles Davis, 1947-1961. London and New York: Sanctuary Books, 1997.
  39. Carl Woideck, Charlie Parker: His Music and Life. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.
  40. Carl Woideck (ed.), The Charlie Parker Reader. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998.
Jazz Record Covers 7 items
  1. William Claxton and Hitoshi Namekata, Jazz West Coast: Artwork of Pacific Jazz Records. Tokyo, Bijitsu Shuppan-Sha, 1992.
  2. Manek Daver, Jazz Graphics: David Stone Martin. Tokyo, Graphic-Sha Publishing Co., Ltd. 1990.
  3. Manek Daver, Jazz Album Covers: The Rare and the Beautiful. Tokyo, Graphic-Sha Publishing Co., Ltd. 1994.
  4. Graham Marsh, Felix Cromey, and Glyn Callingham, Blue Note: The Album Cover Art. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1991.
  5. Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham, California Cool: West Coast Jazz of the 50s and 60s. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1992.
  6. Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham, New York Hot: East Coast Jazz of the 50s and 60s. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1993.
  7. Naoki Mukoda and Hideki Satoh, Jazzical Moods: Artwork of Excellent Jazz Labels. Tokyo, Bijitsu Shuppan-Sha, 1993.