Jazz Resources in the Library: Improvisation & Arranging

This guide describes many of the jazz resources available from the UNC Libraries and explains how to find them.

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To find books about music or sound recordings, start by searching our catalog!

  • Use KEYWORD search
  • Note the Auto-Suggest feature as you type
  • Refine your search with limiters on the left side of the screen

Ex. KEYWORD: Miles Davis    
       FORMAT: Audio

Ex. KEYWORD: Free jazz
       FORMAT: Books

Pay attention to the item's location; there are several collections on campus that have music materials.

When you find a book or recording you are interested in, click on its Subject tab to find similar items.  If the item you want is checked out or we don't own it, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Books on Jazz Improvisation

Here is a link to the Jazz Improvisation books in the UNC Music Library:

Jazz Improvisation

Books on Arranging and Composition

Here is a link to the jazz composition and arranging books in the UNC Music Library:

Jazz Composition and Arranging


  • Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 10:03 AM
  • URL: http://guides.lib.unc.edu/jazzresources
Subjects: Music