Paperback Books by Ian Carr

Ian Carr is the author of Miles Davis (2009), Music Outside (2007), Manitoba Medicine (1999), Ian Carr-Harris, 1971-1977 (1988), Jazz (2000) and other 10 books.

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Miles Davis

release date: Apr 30, 2009
Miles Davis
This exhaustively researched, revised edition of Ian Carr's classic biography throws new light on Davis' life and career: from the early days in New York with Charlie Parker; to the Birth of Cool; through his drug addiction in the early 1950s and the years of extraordinary achievements (1954-1960), during which he signed with Columbia and collaborated with such unequaled talents as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly and Cannonball Adderly. Carr also explores Davis' dark, reclusive period (1975-1980), offering firsthand accounts of his descent into addiction, as well as his dramatic return to life and music. Carr has talked with the people who knew Miles and his music best including Bill Evans, Joe Zawinul, Keith Jarrett, and Jack DeJohnette, and has conducted interviews with Ron Carter, Max Roach, John Scofield and others.

Music Outside

release date: Jun 12, 2007
Music Outside
Second edition of this classic book with a new postscript and a fresh selection of photos. First published in 1973 and out of print for many years. Available in bookshops now (hardback, ISBN 9780955090868, recommended retail price £15.99, 220 pages). M

Manitoba Medicine

release date: Nov 30, 1999
Manitoba Medicine
For many Canadians, the state of our health care and medical system is at the top of the public agenda. By following the growth and development of modern medicine in one Canadian province, Manitoba Medicine provides an insight into where our present medical system came from and how it developed .Beginning with a description of some early Aboriginal healing practices and of the physicians of the Red River Settlement, Manitoba Medicine follows the struggles in the 1870s to establish what would become the first medical college and the first major hospitals in Western Canada. It chronicles the fight for public health in the 1920s, the development of health insurance and medicare after WWII, and medicine's role in fighting the 1950 Winnipeg Flood and the polio epidemic of the late 1950s. Manitoba Medicine also provides vivid accounts of many of the individuals who built Manitoba's medical system, including early educators like Swale Vincent, pioneering women physicians such as Charlotte Ross, important researchers like Bruce Chown, and colourful private practitioners such as Murrough O'Brien.

Jazz

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Jazz
This completely updated and expanded edition of The Rough Guide to Jazz is the essential one-volume guide to the music. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestley are practising musicians and renowned jazz authorities and they bring their insiders' knowledge to a guide that features more than 2000 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from the legendary cornettist Buddy Bolden to young contemporaries like James Carter and Stacey Kent; reviews of more than 3000 albums, on both CD and vinyl, selecting the top recordings for every key artist; and classic photos from the best jazz photographers including Herman Leonard, Jak Kilby, Raffaella Cavalieri, William Gottlieb and David Redfern.

William Boyd

release date: Jan 01, 1993
William Boyd
William Boyd (1885-1979) was one of the most influential pathologists and medical educators of the twentieth century. His books spread his influence world wide. He had in his youth immersed himself in English literature, and what he had learned remained for a lifetime to quicken his tongue and polish his pen. He grew up in Scotland and trained at Edinburgh University; soon afterward he served as a medical officer in Flanders, and wrote movingly about it. His appointment as Professor of Pathology in the University of Manitoba in 1915 arose from the influence of a friend, but he learned pathology fast and in the intellectually fertile environment of Winnipeg wrote a series of textbooks whose vivid style won him readers, reputation and wealth. In 1937 he moved to the University of Toronto and, after his first retirement, for several years to the University of British Columbia. In his latter years he revised his books and remained a significant force in medical education.

Keith Jarrett

release date: Mar 22, 1992
Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett is probably the most influential jazz pianist living today: his concerts have made him world famous. He was a child prodigy who had his first solo performance at the age of seven. In the sixties he played with the Jazz Messengers and then with the Charles Lloyd Quartet, touring Europe, Asia, and Russia. He played electric keyboards with Miles Davis at the beginning of the seventies, and went on to lead two different jazz groups—one American and one European. He straddles practically every form of twentieth century music—he has produced totally composed music, and has performed classical music as well as jazz. Jarrett has revolutionized the whole concept of what a solo pianist can do. And his albums such as Solo Concerts (at Lausanne and Bremen), Belonging, The Koln Concert, and My Song have gained him a worldwide following.Now, with Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music, Ian Carr has written the definitive story of Jarrett's musical development and his personal journey. This is a revealing, fascinating, and enlightening account of one of the outstanding musicians of our age.

Music Outside; Contemporary Jazz in Britain

Sons of Natal

release date: Jun 29, 2016
Sons of Natal
1879. British Natal stands on the brink of the Anglo-Zulu war. The British High Commissioner is seeking to provoke the native Zulus into rising up against the British invaders, to start a war which will give the British an excuse to rule the whole of southern Africa. The colonialists are gathering their forces, in fear of the Zulu king's warriors. Edmund Wade, a hotel manager with a controversial military past, volunteers to join the Town Guard. But after a run-in with an influential soldier he is left unemployed. And so, when he is offered the chance to lead a dangerous military mission, he has no choice but to accept. The newly-promoted captain is sent with a rag-tag contingent of redcoats to recover a haul of stolen rifles before they fall into the Zulu king's hands, arming him for the coming conflict.It is Wade's chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the army. But the stolen rifles are just the beginning... The captain starts to uncover a conspiracy which cuts to the heart of the British colonial establishment. Who really stole the rifles, and for what purpose? Can Wade expose the plot before it plunges South Africa into war? Or will he fall victim to the Sons of Natal...' 'Sons of Natal' is a brilliant fictional account of military conflict during the Zulu War. Ian Carr is the author of 'Sons of Natal', a historical fiction novel set during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. Having graduated with a degree in archaeology, he worked briefly in town planning before accompanying his wife to South Africa for five years while she trained to be a vet. His interest in the 19th century and his experience of living in South Africa helped inspire the setting of this first book following the adventures of British Army officer, Edmund Wade. Ian now lives in the South Devon fishing town of Brixham where, among other writing projects, he is working on the second book in the Wade series. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

A Report on the Development and Evaluation of a Slide/tape Program Entitled Medicine and Illness

release date: Jan 01, 1985
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