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Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street
Who's Who of Jazz Storyville to Swing Street Author:John Chilton This book is an alphabetical listing of jazz musicians, all born before 1920, with pertinent and, in some cases, rather detailed biographical information given for each. Many of these names will not be found in any other jazz reference books. — Chilton tries to include as much information as he can, sticking strictly to jazz related matters, all ... more »given in chronological order. Early influences, who each musician played with and when, clubs they were at, birth/death dates are all related in narrative form. Chilton is not interested in style, just in giving facts. He does no editorializing and says nothing about recording dates - indeed, you could get the impression that no one here ever saw the inside of a record studio..
Anyone interested in older styles of jazz played by the original masters (lots on New Orleans musicians are included) will find this book a handy reference tool. Highly recommended.« less