Poe Goes Jazz ist weder eine reine Hörbuchreihe noch reiner Jazz. Auch ist es keine einfache Zusammenstellung von Musik und Erzählung. Vielmehr ist es ein Dialog dieser beiden Welten, der sich dramaturgisch Seite an Seite entwickelt und atmosphärisch verdichtet. Alle Jazztitel dieser Hörbuchreihe sind eigens hierfür komponiert und produziert worden. In dem Wechselspiel von Jazz und Sprache läßt das Jazzquintett den Zuhörer den Verlauf der Geschichte in Ruhe Revue passieren. Hier und da mit einem Augenzwinkern und dem Spaß an dem sorgsam verborgenen Humor Edgar Allan Poes. Ein musikalisch-literarischer Hörgenuß, geschaffen für einen Abend bei einem guten Glas Wein; im Hintergrund ein - wenigstens imaginärer - prasselnder Kamin. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: N.N.. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/000081/bk_edel_000081_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Berlin der 30er Jahre: Die junge Wiener Schauspielerin Elli zieht es in die Metropole. Mit viel Enthusiasmus sucht sie in der von der Wirtschaftskrise gebeutelten Stadt ihren Weg. Zusammen mit Gleichgesinnten gründet sie das Kabarett ´´Jazz´´. Immer in der Hoffnung auf den Durchbruch. Doch das Leben ist hart. Geld ist rar und die Miete steht aus. Aber da ist noch der Jura-Student Robert, der sich als Unterstützer und Tröster anbietet... Die Autorin: Lili Grün, 1904 in Wien geboren, entwickelte früh eine Leidenschaft für das Theater. Nach Abschluss einer kaufmännischen Ausbildung zog es sie nach Berlin, wo sie Mitglied der Kabarettszene wurde. Ihr Romandebut ´´Herz über Bord´´ erschien 1933 und wurde von der Presse bejubelt. 2009 wurde es unter dem Titel ´´Alles ist Jazz´´ wiederveröffentlicht. Ihre finanzielle Situation blieb zeitlebens prekär. Verarmt und schwerkrank misslang ihr die Flucht vor den Nazis, die sie 1942 deportierten und ermordeten. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Katharina Strasser. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xord/000017/bk_xord_000017_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
An Economist best book of the year In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today´s leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong´s innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music´s history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-listen for anyone who´s ever wanted to understand America´s greatest contribution to music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003415/bk_hach_003415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unicorn Jazz moves to a new land with animals such as horses, giraffes, geckos, and a crow named Woof! She discovers how difficult it can be to make new friends. Her mother teaches Unicorn Jazz to celebrate her uniqueness. She meets a friend who helps her realize her talent. There are various lessons heard in this book that children can relate to. This is a fun and inspirational book with a magical song that children will enjoy singing long after they hear the book. Unicorn Jazz has positive messages for children of all ages.´´This book represents the importance of family and friends with a focus on finding strength in being unique.´´ (Suzanne Funk, BED, M.Ed)´´´Embrace Who You Are!´ Lisa has a wonderful way of helping the reader to connect with who they are and embrace their quirks and ambitions. Unicorn Jazz will help children to internalize important messages such as the value of real friendship and not being afraid to show the world who they are.´´ (Happy Mindset podcast host Denis Murphy)UnicornJazz.com Follow on Instagram.com/UnicornJazzBrand 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Marz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153490/bk_acx0_153490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl´s compelling production. Her original compositions combined with the smooth storytelling voice of renowned Austro-American actor August Zirner and the sophisticated playing of the band Fourscore is a musical treat for jazz lovers of any age. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: August Zirner was born in 1956 in Urbana, Illinois, and is the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and is one of the most popular actors in Germany. He co-starred in The Counterfeiters, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. youtube.com/watch?v=O3-6yhFtBJY&feature=youtu.be 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Zirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001353/bk_naxo_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeff Davis Swaine digs up evidence for a Raleigh, North Carolina, trial law firm. When a client comes home to find his McMansion burglarized - and his new wife´s dog dead in the kitchen - the man suspects his ex-wife. But this is someone far more dangerous. From a stolen minivan, washed-up jazz bassist Leonard Noblac is performing his ´´perfect jazz album of felonies´´ to punish the zeros in the soulless suburb of Rocky Falls. He composes a series of musical compositions and meticulously plans out symbolic crimes to go along with each one, believing the notoriety from his crimes will finally make him famous for his music. Used to working from the shadow at the back of the stage, and bitter from his failure to make it in the New York jazz world and his move to the suburbs, Leonard puts down a throbbing beat of crime and destruction. As Leonard’s crimes give voice to his rage, he finds himself able to improvise like never before, with terrifying results. Jeff must find Leonard and save the teenager and newborn he has kidnapped before the musician can write them into the fiery crescendo of Leonard’s album. Author Bryan Gilmer teaches news writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former newspaper reporter and radio newsreader, he is also the author of the mystery Kill the Story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Gilmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000351/bk_bigh_000351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassidy ´´Cazz´´ Warner, a smart, sporty, reticent newcomer to the senior class at Claiborne High, unwittingly attracts the attention of its most popular girl: Sarah Perkins, a bright, athletic, charismatic beauty. Just as the two begin to understand how extraordinary their friendship is, another cross-country move wrests Cazz away. Ten years later, Cazz unexpectedly runs into Sarah during a fraud investigation at Sarah´s charitable foundation. The women are inexorably drawn to each other, but Cazz´s investigation into the foundation´s finances limits her ability to be entirely honest with Sarah. Already wary of Cazz for not keeping in touch after Claiborne, Sarah demands the truth. Will Cazz own up to her feelings for Sarah? Or is she too late? And will Cazz´s investigation bring a killer to justice, or will she sacrifice herself to protect Sarah from a man desperate to conceal his crimes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori Prince. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130381/bk_acx0_130381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe´s wife, Violet, attacks the girl´s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toni Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004116/bk_rand_004116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
February, 1921. When influenza claims the life of their mother, Daisy Cooper and her younger sister Mary are suddenly all alone in the world.Daisy works long hours to keep a roof over their heads, but she worries she´s neglecting Mary. Mary is thrilled when the moving pictures come to Rotherhithe, and she loves watching the silver screen flicker into life. But, for Daisy, the magic really begins when the glamorous dancing girls perform, and she wishes she could be one of them.When one of the dancers suggests Daisy try out a routine, she discovers she is a natural, and soon she´s offered a place at dancing school. Her teacher thinks she has what it takes to hit the big time, and Daisy hopes she can make a better life for her sister. But then the little girl disappears.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002708/bk_bbcw_002708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.