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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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JIM McLEOD’S JAZZTRACK

byJim McLeod

Reviewed by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1994

This is a collection of interviews done by the ABC broadcaster and writer Jim McLeod in recent years with Australian and overseas jazz musicians, and taken down verbatim, in question & answer form. It’s an absolutely fascinating book, which I really couldn’t put down. I can’t imagine anyone in this country, who is interested in jazz, not wanting to have it, and savour it…

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A GLANCE OVER AN OLD LEFT SHOULDER

by Harry Stein

Reviewed by Bruce Johnson

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1994

Who’s the old guy?” And the question was asked in the manner of - ‘why would you want to talk to someone that old?” During a break in a pub gig I had excused myself from a conversation so that I could talk to Harry Stein. I wanted to ask him a question about the possible relationship between the promulgation of the Zdhanov doctrines in Czechoslovakia and the Graeme Bell tour of 1947-8…

THE INAUDIBLE MUSIC: JAZZ, GENDER AND AUSTRALIAN MODERNITY

by Bruce Johnson

Reviewed by Adam Havas

The Inaudible Music is one of the books whose subject matter is so complex and so rich with social connotations that it offers the reader the opportunity of grasping broader social and cultural processes through the prism of the cultural practice announced in the ambitious title...