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A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra

Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra

A Jazz Portrait of Frank SinatraThis book is a note-for-note solo piano transcription for the Oscar Peterson Trio’s album A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra. Peterson’s interpretations of 12 Sinatra standards includes: “All of Me,” “The Birth of the Blues,” “Come Dance with Me,” “How About You?” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It Happened in Monterey,” “Just in Time,” “Learnin’ the Blues,” “Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week),” “(Love Is) The Tender Trap,” “Witchcraft,” and “You Make Me Feel So Young.”

Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra, www.halleonard.com.


Book: Mick Jagger

MICK JAGGERMick Jagger is an icon in rock and roll culture. Now in his 70s, he continues to perform his inspiring lyrics and celebrated dance moves with the same cheekiness and attitude that first made him an international sex symbol more than 50 years ago. This book introduces readers to the man behind the legend, focusing on his rich musical career and offering some behind-the-scenes glimpses into his personal life. This 207-page volume includes dozens of spectacular photographs taken throughout the years.

Mick Jagger, text by Billy Altman, edited by Valeria Manferto de Fabianis, www.sterlingpublishing.com.

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side

Richard WagnerThis unique, entertaining, and eclectic book about Richard Wagner features a wide range of curious facts, lively anecdotes, and thought-provoking quotations relating to the man and his music. Author Terry Quinn presents hundreds of tidbits and features on each of the composer’s 13 operas and the challenges encountered in staging them. He explores Wagnerian directors, conductors, singers, key people in his life, as well as his dysfunctional family. The book is illustrated by colorful photographs, old and new, as well as reproductions of rare ephemera.

Richard Wagner: The Lighter Side, by Terry Quinn, www.amadeuspress.com