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Paperback Version of Oxford Companion to Jazz Available

When the Oxford Companion to Jazz, edited by Bill Kirchner, was first published in 2000, it was four years in the making and garnered praise from around the world. The book is now also available in a new paperback edition, priced at $29.99, complete with a number of small additions and corrections to its original compilation of 60 essays written by 59 distinguished scholars, musicians and critics.

The book was first commissioned in1996 by Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies. The Oxford Companion to Jazz covers a large variety of topics relating to jazz and appeals to a vast audience ranging from novices to experts. It covers musician’s lives, jazz history and theory, international jazz, jazz criticism and more.

Some of the essays include: “African Roots of Jazz” by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., “Hot Music in the 1920s: The ‘Jazz Age,’ Appearance and Realities by Richard M. Sudhalter, “Jazz Singing: Between Blues and Bebop” by Joel E. Siegel, “Jazz and Classical Music: To the Third Stream and Beyond” by Terry Teachout, “Jazz Clubs” by Vincent Pelote and ” Jazz and Film and Television” by Chuck Berg.

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