The New Face of Jazz is compendium of many of today's shining stars of jazz. Each entry features a brief analysis, followed by the artist's own words, describing his or her approach to music or making more personal observations. Artists of any genre or medium can learn from the artistic lessons of today's jazz greats. I admit to being less than thoroughly educated in the world of jazz, but I found the book both entertaining and enlightening. I listened to the music of those musicians I could find on Napster as I read the section on each, and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable reading experiences of my life. I highly recommend this book, not just to jazz afficionados, but to anyone interested in music, or anyone pursuing their own creative path.