09/24/12 By Matt R. Lohr
Dave Liebman has always been one of the smartest and most forthcoming musicians of his generation, and in his new book, What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist , the saxophonist and educator holds forth on his art, life and restless creative spirit with effortless...
09/10/12 By Christopher Loudon
An inveterate jazz multitasker, Ted Gioia is an accomplished pianist and respected educator but remains best known for his work as a journalist and historian. His The History of Jazz , issued in 1997 and updated last year, is essential to any serious music...
06/05/12 By Matt R. Lohr
Sometimes a story is better than its telling. This is sadly the case with Mambo Diablo , Joe Conzo's biography (written with David A. Pérez) of his longtime friend Tito Puente. This book aims to be the definitive chronicle of arguably the greatest Afro-Cuban...
05/07/12 By Matt R. Lohr
Helena Jobim’s bio of her brother exposes the depth of the artist and the man
01/29/12 By Matt R. Lohr
Jazz fans will find no major revelations in Stuart Isacoff's well researched timeline
12/13/11 By Jack Cooper
A comprehensive look at a respected composer and educator
11/23/11 By Bill Milkowski
Bill Milkowski reviews two new books about music in post-Katrina New Orleans
11/23/11 By Matt R. Lohr
Matt Lohr reviews guitar legend Pat Martino's memoir
10/21/11 By Matt R. Lohr
Tad Hershorn’s comprehensive bio of an epic career