Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years
Scott YanowISBN: 0879307552;
Jazz on Record collects in one handsome hardcover volume the history of recorded jazz through 1976. All the most important available recordings by virtually all of the significant jazz musicians and singers through six decades of music are included and placed in historical context. The years 1895?1976 (which include the 22 years that preceded the first jazz recording) are divided into 10 chapters, with each chapter exploring that period's groundbreaking events as well as its various mainstream and revival jazz movements. This informative book by one of the most prolific and respected authors in the field will prove invaluable to readers who want to begin or fine-tune a great jazz collection.
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