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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums Hardcover – October 24, 2017
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"With verve and an infectious love of music, jazz critic Friedwald tells the stories of fifty-seven jazz and pop albums that have become benchmarks by which subsequent records have been measured. . . . His passionate description of each album in this indispensable guide will drive readers to listen to the albums once again, or for the first time."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
About the Author
WILL FRIEDWALD has written about music for The Wall Street Journal and was the jazz and cabaret critic for The New York Sun. He is the author of eight books, including A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers; Stardust Melodies: The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs; Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond; Sinatra! The Song Is You; and The Good Life (with Tony Bennett). He has written the liner notes for nearly five hundred CDs, for which he has received eight Grammy nominations. He has also written for Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, American Heritage, and The New York Times, among other publications. He lives in New York City.
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