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Highly reccomended for any jazz lovers, or even people who want to learn more about jazz music.
I particularly liked how he connects the social turmoil in Chicago during the 1960s to the emergence of a new sound among the city's influential musicians.
There are many histories of jazz but Mr Myers puts jazz into history – into social context and does it well.
He can write, and what he wrote, is right. Not a bland history, but a lively one. Marc has a blog also, and one of the most contemporary, up-to-date internet site going to be in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by david sleet
Too detailed --- I should have just read the Wall Street Journal write-up. it was way too political for me.Published 14 months ago by Ed Seidlinger
I think it is a great book. It is very well-researched and I have been alive for most of the era spanned by this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dr. Jules Black
There are many histories of jazz but Mr Myers puts jazz into history – into social context and does it well. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michael Scullin