Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
There is a lot to like about The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald. In fact, there’s everything to like about it, right down to the cover artwork and the Introduction, which you definitely should not skip. Here, the author frames the book’s focus as album-oriented; “the concept of the album had a long and respectable run” and “the CD would be, so far, the last physical format for which artists would put together programs of creative and interesting music.” This is due...more