'the author's research and scholarship cannot be faulted ... A clear, perceptive and well argued critique and a most useful addition to the fast growing library of jazz reference works.'Stan Woolley, Daily Post'Commendably fresh consideration of some of the defining elements of jazz, buth cultural and musical. Absorbing.'Q
unquestionably the most thought-provoking book ever written on jazz ... Abrasive, controversial, irritating, yet often entertaining, this book should be on every jazz lover's bookshelf. (Stuart Nicholson, BBC Music
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About the Author
About the Author: James Lincoln Collier is the author of over fifty books. He has won a Newbery Honors Medal, a Christopher Medal, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. His books on music include biographies of jazz greats Armstrong, Ellington, and Goodman, and his articles on music appear regularly in many leading publications. Collier has worked as a jazz musician around New York for many years, and has played with groups in a dozen nations around the world.