Commentaries on Jazz Musicians and Jazz Songs: A History of Jazz in Retrospect

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This book details the music played on the Jazz in Retrospect program. It includes
the name of every leader, identifies all musical selections, and provides recording dates. Because no tapes of the show have been preserved, the book provides invaluable documentation for jazz and radio history. This book contains thirty-five black and white photograhs and five color photographs.


“His talent for research methodology, logical structure, and clear writing illuminates the descriptions of his radio programs. His experienced scholarship makes this work an important addition to the jazz oeuvre.”-Prof. Hazen Schumacher, University of Michigan

“The enormous amount of information contained within cannot be found in any other single place, thereby presenting an invaluable resource for the jazz aficionado or neophyte.” -Prof. Harry Skoler, Berklee College of Music

“The organization makes it easy to use as a reference and the very careful indexing will make it a valuable resource for anyone interested in jazz history, discography, or any form of arts journalism.”-Prof. Gordon Goodwin, University of South Carolina

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Hazen Schumacher


Introduction M

Descriptions of Programs

Name Index

Tune Index

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