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Northway Books


Northway Books is a British publisher based in London, founded in the year 2000. We specialise in jazz and social history.    

Recent additions to the Northway list include a new updated edition of Digby Fairweather’s Notes from a Jazz Life and an attractive new hardback edition of Bass Lines: A Life in Jazz by Coleridge Goode and Roger Cotterrell. 

In October 2015 we published a biography of another remarkable bass player and poet, Henry Grimes, written by Barbara Frenz, with a foreword by Sonny Rollins.

Other titles include Some of My Best Friends Are Blues by Ronnie Scott with Mike Hennessey, Jim Godbolt's A History of Jazz in Britain 1919–50, Ian Carr's Music Outside, Graham Collier on The Jazz Composer, and books by critic Peter Vacher and jazz critic and poet, Chris Searle.  Books focussed on the lives and music of highly-regarded musicians include studies of Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Joe Harriott and Johnny Griffin, and autobiographies of saxophonist Peter King, John Chilton, and playwright-jazz lover Alan Plater.



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N19 4PZ
United Kingdom

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