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This quantity combines "The Encyclopedia Yearbook of Jazz" (1956) and "The New Yearbook of Jazz" (1958) to shape a single-volume resource of data, images and opinion. initially conceived as spouse volumes to Leonard Feather's "The Encyclopedia of Jazz" and, for that reason, together with over six hundred biographies of musicians, those yearbooks additionally characteristic fabric corresponding to: a "What's occurring in Jazz" part; a "Musician's Musicians" ballot, the place jazz greats from Louis Armstrong to Lester younger vote on their favourites; 1000's of pictures; a ballot of jazz enthusiasts (78.6% disliked rock 'n' roll in 1956); "Favourite models of favorite Tunes", the place 25 favorite songs are indexed besides their most sensible interpretations; contributions written through Benny Goodman, John Hammond and Martin Williams; "Meet the Critics" - brief biographies of 30 of the best jazz critics of the time; articles on jazz and classical tune, jazz and the opposite arts, and jazz and the phonograph; and "The better of the Blindfold try out, 1951-1958". This e-book may still offer a very good resource of data for an individual who desires to learn about the kingdom of jazz within the turbulent musical decade of the Fifties. Leonard Feather's different books comprise "The Encyclopedia of Jazz" and "The Jazz Years - Eyewitness to an Era".

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