Welcome to the UNC Music Library! We hope you'll take advantage of this world-class collection for your course work, as study space and for your own musical pleasure. We have over 60,000 sound recordings you can check out as well as streaming audio of thousands more jazz titles. UNC also holds over 165,000 books on all types of music. We also have a CCI printer!
This guide will help you find, use, and cite resources held by the UNC Music Library for MUSC145 Introduction to Jazz. See the Music Library's homepage for additional research tools for music.
It is important to first select an artist that is respected within the field of jazz, and not to choose an artist who is only loosely associated with the art form. Prof. Anderson recommends looking through the following resources to help you find a suitable choice:
New Yorker's 100 Essential Jazz Albums
See the “Selected Musicians on Primary Jazz Instruments” list found on pp. A1-A7 in the Deveaux/Giddins text.
Browse the list of artists in the Music Library’s Jazz Music Library streaming audio database
Alas, there is no online version of your textbook, but a copy is available on Course Reserves in the Music Library. Ask for it by call number (ML3508 .D473 2011) at the Service Desk. Reserve material can be checked out for 2 hours at a time.
You can find more about the textbook on the publisher's e-Media website for Jazz Essentials. Note that exam questions will NOT be generated from or directly related to information and practice quizzes on this site!
Overnight Reserve: Check out a Reserve book within the last 2 hours we are open and it's due within the first hour we are next open. For example, since the Music Library is closed on Saturdays, you can check it out after 3pm on Friday and it's not due back unitl 2pm on Sunday!
Your onyen and password may be required for off-campus access to some of these resources.