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Book Chronicles the Life of a Lost Jazz Shrine

Ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Me neither. Apparently it was, during its five-year existence in the ’70s, one of the most significant jazz institutions in the world. That’s the case made in a new book, anyway. Howard E. Fischer, the museum’s founder and onetime director, has chronicled the rise and demise of his now largely forgotten temple of jazz in the intriguingly titled Jazz Exposé: The New York Jazz Museum and the Power Struggle That Destroyed It, due September 15 from Sundog Ltd.

Included in an e-mail received from the book’s promoters was a list of 51 reasons to read it. Among the most persuasive teasers are that the books tells all about:

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