Sudhalter examines his career and recordings, and placed Nichols properly in context as one of the great hornmen of his era.
The fallacy that Black Jazz Musicians had a monopoly on the foundation and evolving history of jazz is finally intelligently discussed in this book!
'Lost Chords' just happens to cover the time frame in jazz that I really enjoy, so I was familiar with most of the musicians and music discussed.
This book gave me a closer look at a number of musicians whose work I had not really investigated. It's a great launching pad to explore musicians who made an undeniable... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Improviz
I daresay it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a jazz historian who didn't believe that the music was primarily created by black Americans. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Boneyard Slim
This has amazingly detailed coverage of the subject, but is very heavy reading. It may have helped if I was a musician and could follow the technical aspects involved in making... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ronald Weinger
A very comprehensive study in detail of 30 years of jazz.This is a book to be dipped into or read chapter at a time.I haven't read all of it yet,just the bits that interested me. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
The fallacy that Black Jazz Musicians had a monopoly on the foundation
and evolving history of jazz is finally intelligently discussed in this book! Read more
When "Lost Chords" first came out, I was hosting & producing a classic jazz radio program, and featured cuts analyzed in the book and addressed several issues that were brewing in... Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by BigTimeSwingFan
The author doesn't lie in this book as much as he runs fast and loose with the smallest early "white" jazz info. Read morePublished on July 23, 2009 by fre
This book makes fascinating reading. It helped me to appreciate more the musicians I was already familiar with, such as Jack Teagarden, and opened my eyes to a lot of people I... Read morePublished on May 11, 2008 by Leo Scanlon
This is the finest book about jazz that I have ever read. I own many of the records that the author dissects, as well as having seen several of these great jazz artists perform,... Read morePublished on November 14, 2005 by Michael S. McGill