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A reference work devoted to the biographies of British jazz musicians. In over 850 career summaries, the author details the works from musicians from every era of British jazz, ranging from those who played professionally before 1920 at the dawn of jazz in Britain through to today's young jazz stars. It includes information on the early careers of those who became famous and the chronological listing of events in each subject's life sheds new light on the development of jazz worldwide. It also covers musicians born in the commonwealth.
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John Chilton has done a fine service for jazz readers everywhere with his well-written reference guide to who is who in British jazz. The entries are concise and highly interesting. Each entry is full of facts hard to find elsewhere. If you are looking for a nice, reliable reference book to add to your collection, this one on British jazz is worth your time. It would be a good book to have your local Public Library order for its patrons. Highly recommended. Jazz Review, 2004About the Author:
John Chilton is a professional trumpeter, writer on jazz and former winner of the British Jazz Award's 'Jazz Writer of the Year'. For 30 years, his band, The Feetwarmers, toured the world, accompanying singer George Melly.
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Book Description Cassell, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0304339105
Book Description Cassell, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0304339105