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Our personal recommendations:



All that Jazz
Die Geschichte einer Musik
Michael Jacobs
Reclam
Stuttgart, 2007
As Serious As Your Life
Valerie Wilmer
Quartet Books, 1977
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Black Codes
Christian Bröcking
Verbrecherverlag
Berlin, 2005
Blues People
Amiri Baraka
orange press
Freiburg, 2003
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Buddy Bolden
and The Last Days on Storyville
Danny Barker
Continuum
1998
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Buddy Boldens Blues
Michael Ondaatje
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
München, 1997
Buddy Bolden Says
E.W. Russell
Candence Books
2000
Der Marsalis-Faktor
Christian Bröcking
Oreos Verlag
Waakirchen, 1995
Die Jazzmusiker und ihre drei Wünsche
Pannonica de Koenigswarter
Reclam
Stuttgart, 2007
Die Autobiographie
Miles Davis & Quincy Troupe
Heyne Verlag
München, 2000
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Digging.
The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music
Amiri Baraka
University of California Press
Berkeley, 2009

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Ellington Uptown.
Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Cool Jazz
John Howland
University of Michigan Press
Ann Arbor, 2009
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Fats Waller
Igort & Carlos Sampayo
Coconino Press
Bologna, 2009

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Flow, Gesture, and Spaces in Free Jazz
Guerino Mazzola et al
Springer
Berlin, 2009

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Freie Töne
Die Jazzszene in der DDR
Rainer Bratfisch
Ch. Links Verlag, 2005
The Ghosts of Harlem.
Sessions with Jazz Legends.
Photographs and Interviews
Hank O’Neal
Vanderbilt University Press
Nashville, 2009
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From Harlem to Hollywood. My Life in Music
Van Alexander & Stephen Frattalone
BearManor Media
Albany/GA, 2009

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Herbie Nichols.
A Jazzist’s Life
Mark Miller
Mercury Press
Toronto, 2009
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how they do it
Felix Klopotek
Ventil Verlag
Mainz, 2002
In Search of Buddy Bolden
Donald M. Marquis
Louisiana University Press
1978
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Insights in Jazz. An Inside View of Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
John A. Elliott
Jazzwise Publications
London, 2009

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I put a spell on you
Nina Simone, Autobiographie.
Da Capo Press edition, 1993
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Jazz
Toni Morrison
Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Reinbek, 1993
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Jazz
New York in the Roaring Twenties
Hans Jürgen Schaal, Robert Nippoldt
TASCHEN Verlag, 2013
Jazz in Köln
Robert von Zahn
Emons Verlag
Köln, 1997
Jazz-Klassiker
Peter N. Wilson
Reclam
Stuttgart, 2005
Reclams Jazzlexikon
Ekkehard Jost
Reclam
Stuttgart, 2003
Jazz Zoom : Carryin’it on.
Desdemonde Bardin
DVC Press
Paris, 2004
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Klangspuren
Wege improvisierter Musik
Bert Noglik
Verlag Neue Musik, 1990
Love Poems
Nikki Giovanni
1997
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Miles on Miles. Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis
Paul Maher Jr. & Michael K. Dorr
Lawrence Hill Books
Chicago, 2009

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R&B
Geschichte der schwarzen Musik
George Nelson
2002
Respect!
Christian Bröcking
Verbrecherverlag
Berlin, 2004
Some Liked It Hot. Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928-1959
Kristin A. McGee
Wesleyan University Press
Middletown/CT, 2009

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Somewhere in Advance of Nowhere
Jayne Cortez
1996
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So Far, So Good
Gil Scott-Heron
1990
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Spirits Rejoice!
Albert Ayler und seine Botschaft
Peter Niklas Wilson
Wolke Verlag
Hofheim, 1996
tell no lies, claim no easy victories
30 Jahre Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf
Philipp Schmickl, Hans Falb, Andrea Mutschlechner,
Elvira Faltermeier, Mischa Guttmann
Impro 2000
Nickelsdorf , 2009
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The Birth of Cool of Miles Davis and His Associates
Frank Tirro
Pendragon Press 2009

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The Hearing Eye. Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art
Graham Lock & David Murray
Oxford University Press
New York, 2009

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The Year Everything Changed
Fred Kaplan
Hoboken, New Jersey 2009

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The Music and Life of Theodore “Fats” Navarro.
Infatuation
Leif Bo Petersen & Theo Rehak
Scarecrow Press
Lanham/MD, 2009
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The Return of Jazz.
Joachim-Ernst Berendt and West German cultural change
Andrew Wright Hurley
Berghahn Books
New York, 2009
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Satchmo.
The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong
Stephen Brower
Abrams
New York, 2009
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The Year Before the Flood.
A Story of New Orleans
Ned Sublette
Lawrence Hill Books
Chicago, 2009
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Thriving on a Riff. Jazz &Blues Influences in African American Literature and Film
Graham Lock & David Murray
Oxford University Press
New York, 2009

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Time and Anthony Braxton
Stuart Broomer
The Mercury Press
Toronto, 2009

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Visiting Jazz.
Quand les jazzmen américains ouvrent leur porte
Thierry Pérémarti
Le Mot et le Reste
Gémenos/France, 2009

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Yeah Man!
Uwe Wiedenstried
TRANSIT Buchverlag
Berlin, 2005