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Brian Priestley (born July 10, 1940) is an English jazz writer, pianist and arranger.

Priestley began studying music at age 8, and in the 1960s began arranging jazz pieces for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and gained a degree in modern languages from Leeds University. In the late 1960s Priestley began contributing to the jazz press and was responsible for entries in Jazz on Record: A Critical Guide to the First Fifty Years, 1917-67 (1968), edited by Albert McCarthy and others.

In 1970 Priestley moved to London and began working with bands led by Tony Faulkner and Alan Cohen. Priestley helped arrange Duke Ellington's "Creole Rhapsody" for Cohen in 1977 and has also worked with Digby Fairweather.

Priestley taught jazz piano at Goldsmiths College from 1977 until 1993, and has worked for various other universities as an instructor over the years. Brian has also authored biographies of Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker, as well as the book Jazz on Record published by Elm Tree Books, a history of the recording of the musical form.

Priestley is currently living in Tralee, Ireland, where he presents a show on Radio Kerry.

He has also done broadcasting work for the BBC (BBC Radio London and Radio 3) as well as London Jazz FM.

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Total Books: 21
Chasin' the Bird The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker
2007 - Chasin' the Bird the Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker [Popular Music History] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845533298
ISBN-10: 1845533291

Rough Guide - Jazz
2004 - Rough Guide - Jazz (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783476018922
ISBN-10: 347601892X

The Sax  Brass Book
2003 - The Sax Brass Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879307370
ISBN-10: 0879307374
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Rough Guide to Jazz 100 Essential CDs
2001 - The Rough Guide to Jazz 100 Essential Cds [Rough Guide 100 Essential CD's] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781858287324
ISBN-10: 1858287324
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Music, Reference

The Sax and Brass Book
1999 - The Sax and Brass Book [Balafon Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781871547603
ISBN-10: 1871547601
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Jazz Rough Guide
1999 - Jazz Rough Guide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783476015846
ISBN-10: 347601584X

Jazz The Essential Companion to Artists and Albums
1995 - Jazz the Essential Companion to Artists and Albums [Rough Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781858281377
ISBN-10: 1858281377
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Jazz on Record A History
1991 - Jazz on Record a History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780823075621
ISBN-10: 0823075621
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

1988 - Jazz [Paladin Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586085301
ISBN-10: 0586085300

Mingus A Critical Biography
1988 - Mingus a Critical Biography [Da Capo Paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780306802171
ISBN-10: 0306802171
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Charles Mingus A Critical Biography
1985 - Charles Mingus a Critical Biography [Paladin Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586084786
ISBN-10: 0586084789

1984 - Charlie Parker [JAZZ MASTERS] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780946771004
ISBN-10: 0946771006
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Mingus  A Critical Biography
Mingus a Critical Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780704322752
ISBN-10: 0704322757

John Coltrane
John Coltrane [Jazz Masters] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948820021
ISBN-10: 0948820020