Book Excerpts and Reviews
Swing Era New York: The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson
by W. Royal Stokes
by Nancy Ann Lee
Jazz Styles: History & Analysis (Sixth Edition)
by Mark C. Gridley

with 2 reader comments, latest October 8, 1998
by Spencer Bennett
Blues for Bird
by Martin Gray
by Paul W. Blair
Such Melodious Racket: The Lost History of Jazz in Canada, 1914-1949
by Mark Miller

with 3 reader comments, latest January 20, 2006
by Stuart Broomer
Gil Evans: Out of the Cool: His Life and Music
by Stephanie Stein Crease
by Donald Clarke
Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
edited by Robert Gottlieb

with 1 reader comment, posted December 2, 1997
by Stanley Dance
Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles
by Steven Isoardi et al.
New Dutch Swing
by Kevin Whitehead
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
by Angela Davis

with 1 reader comment, posted June 16, 2001
by Paul de Barros
Billie Holiday Companion: Seven Decades of Commentary
edited by Leslie Gourse

with 2 reader comments, latest May 27, 2011
by Wilma Dobie
A Miles Davis Reader
edited by Bill Kirchner
The Miles Davis Companion: Four Decades of Commentary
edited by Gary Carner

with 1 reader comment, posted October 31, 2012
by Jerry D'Souza
Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide
Keith Shadwick, editor

with 2 reader comments, latest December 12, 2008
by David Franklin
All or Nothing At All: A Life of Frank Sinatra
by Donald Clarke
by Leslie Gourse
Grant Green: Rediscovering the Forgotten Genius of Jazz Guitar
by Sharony Andrews Green

with 2 reader comments, latest September 17, 2000
by James Hale
Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and Musicians
by Floyd Levin

with 1 reader comment, posted May 28, 2001
by Dan Kassell
Dan Bied's Jazz Reader
by Dan Bied

with 2 reader comments, latest May 17, 1999
by Jerry Kline
Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists
by Leslie Gourse

with 2 reader comments, latest November 5, 1998
by Nancy Ann Lee
Classic Jazz, A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians
with 1 reader comment, posted February 19, 2001
by Floyd Levin
Suggested Bibliography
with 4 reader comments, latest December 22, 2010
by Howard Mandel
Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece
by Ashley Kahn
The Making of Kind of Blue: Miles Davis and His Masterpiece
by Eric Nisenson

with 2 reader comments, latest February 11, 2001
by Greg Masters
Blue Note Records: The Biography
by Richard Cooke
by Greg Masters
Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron: Their Greatest Studio Performances
from Giant Steps - Bebop and the Creators of Modern Jazz
by Kenny Mathieson
"Drum Solo" from Confessions of a Hearing Impaired Jazz Critic by William Minor
Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra
by John F. Szwed

with 1 reader comment, posted February 10, 1998
by John Murph
Paradoxes at the Birth -- Two Books by Ted Panken
Give the Drummers Some! The Great Drummers of R&B, Funk & Soul
by Jim Payne

with 1 reader comment, posted June 25, 2007
by Roberta Penn
The Jazz Discography
by Tom Lord
by Bob Porter
Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
by William Minor
by Doug Ramsey
September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle
by Peter J. Levinson
by Terence Ripmaster
Myself Among Others: A Life In Music
by George Wein with Nate Chinen
by Terence Ripmaster
Excerpts from Perry Robinson: The Traveler
with 3 reader comments, latest December 12, 2003
by Perry Robinson
Visions of Jazz: The First Century
by Gary Giddins
The Playboy Guide to Jazz
by Neil Tesser
The Chronicle of Jazz
by Mervyn Cooke
by Don Rose
Blue Bossa
by Bart Schneider
by Don Rose
Blue: The Murder of Jazz
by Eric Nisenson

with 1 reader comment, posted March 5, 1999
by Don Rose
Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings
by Peter Pettinger

with 2 reader comments, latest January 18, 1999
by Don Rose
Dance of the Infidels: A Portrait of Bud Powell
by Francis Paudras

with 1 reader comment, posted August 12, 2001
by Don Rose
Future Jazz
by Howard Mandel
Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie
by Alyn Shipton

with 3 reader comments, latest December 28, 2000
by Don Rose
Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz
by W. Royal Stokes
by Don Rose
Our Man in Jazz: George Wien by Gene Santoro
Lester Leaps In: No Eyes: Lester Young
by David Meltzer
by Bart Schneider
John Coltrane: His Life and Music
by Lewis Porter

with 3 reader comments, latest August 18, 1998
by Matthew Snyder
The Wildest One: The Life of Wild Bill Davidson
by Hal Willard

with 7 reader comments, latest June 3, 1998
by Jack Sohmer
Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk
by Leslie Gourse

with 1 reader comment, posted July 24, 1998
by Jack Sohmer
The History of Jazz
by Ted Gioia

with 1 reader comment, posted March 8, 1999
by Jack Sohmer
Stir It Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz
by Gene Santoro

with 1 reader comment, posted March 4, 2003
by Sunsh Stein
The Future of Jazz
ed. by Yuval Taylor

with 1 reader comment, posted August 30, 2007
by Sunsh Stein
Living the Jazz Life by W. Royal Stokes
A New History of Jazz
by Alyn Shipton

with 3 reader comments, latest July 30, 2005
by W. Royal Stokes
The Golden Age of Jazz in Paris and Other Stories about Jazz
Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers
Time Keepers: The Great Jazz Drummers
Fancy Fretwork: The Great Jazz Guitarists

by Leslie Gourse
by W. Royal Stokes
Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz: 1954-2001
by Whitney Balliett
by W. Royal Stokes
The Essential Jazz Records, vol. 1, Ragtime to Swing
by Max Harrison, Charles Fox, and Eric Thacker

with 1 reader comment, posted December 20, 2002
by W. Royal Stokes
Swing Shift: "All-Girl" Bands of the 1940s
by Sherrie Tucker

with 3 reader comments, latest January 31, 2011
by W. Royal Stokes
DIS Here: A Bio-Discography of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
by Chris Sheridan
by W. Royal Stokes
Traditionalists & Revivalists in Jazz
by Chip Deffaa

with 1 reader comment, posted June 30, 1998
by W. Royal Stokes
The Mainstream Gets Worldly from The Playboy Guide to Jazz by Neil Tesser
Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
by Philip Furia

with 1 reader comment, posted August 6, 2007
by F. Norman Vickers
Fats Waller: Cheerful Little Earful
by Alyn Shipton

with 1 reader comment, posted November 3, 2002
by Kevin Whitehead
Blues and the Poetic Spirit
by Paul Garon

with 1 reader comment, posted February 9, 2008
by David Whiteis
Blue: The Murder of Jazz
by Eric Nisenson

with 2 reader comments, latest October 7, 1998
by Scott Yanow
Wynton Marsalis: Skain's Domain
by Leslie Gourse
by Scott Yanow