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BOOK REviewS

This section includes reviews of books on jazz subjects by a number of writers. Reviewers interested in contributing are welcome to contact the editor by filling out the form in the CONTACT tab. When contributing please include the title of the book and its author, the name of the publisher, the date of publication, the book’s ISBN number, and the number of pages in the book. Please also provide, if possible, a high resolution scan of the book’s cover. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of reviews in this folder.

 
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THE REMARKABLE MR MORRISON: THE VIRTUOSITY AND VERSATILITY OF AUSTRALIA'S MASTER MUSICIAN

by Mervyn E Collins

Reviewed by Ken Thompson

Brass Band World

This fascinating and well-written biography is a great read for musicians, particularly brass players. It has all the right ingredients: fascinating subject, entertaining anecdotes, excellent writing and the full cooperation the subject…

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BODGIE DADA AND THE CULT OF COOL

by John Clare aka Gail Brennan

Reviewed by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Oct/Nov, 1995

If I know people in the jazz world, they will see what they want to see in Bodgie Dada, which is a history of Australian jazz since 1945. It’s certainly a multi-faceted book but, for me, it's above all a celebration of our jazz musicians since that year...

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THE REMARKABLE MR MORRISON: THE VIRTUOSITY AND VERSATILITY OF AUSTRALIA'S MASTER MUSICIAN

by Mervyn E Collins

Reviewed by Gwen Bennett

Music Trust’s e-zine Loudmouth

Jazzman James Morrison was born with exceptional gifts which became evident from early childhood when he tried playing all the instruments his older brother brought home from school. He started playing in bands at the age of eight, first at Mona Vale Primary School on Sydney’s northern beaches and later in a group at the local church...