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Jazz books in the 1990s

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: 2010
Category: General
Grades: Recommended
Number of Pages: 231
Appropriate for: Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers
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Jazz Books in the 1990s: An Annotated Bibliography contains over 700 entries covering adult non-fiction books on jazz published from 1990 through 1999. International in scope, the books included range from such places as Finland, Slovakia, Australia, Japan, India, and South Africa, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Entries are organized by category, including biographies, history, individual instruments, essays and criticism, musicology, regional studies, discographies, and reference works.

Greenberg has amassed an impressive collection of entries with each entry including the author, title, publisher, year, and number of pages, and also indicating when a book contains a bibliography, discography, footnotes, musical transcriptions, illustrations, photographs, or any other additional material. The discography entries also note whether books contain unissued material or reissues. Three indexesby title, author, and subjectmake this a valuable and comprehensive reference guide for researchers, students, and jazz aficionados alike.

About author
Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg

Janice Leslie Hochstat Greenberg is senior librarian at the Technical Services Department of the Jersey City Free Public Library. She is a contributor of the volume Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage, Immroth, McCook, Jasper eds. (2000).

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Greenberg, Janice Leslie Hochstat. Jazz books in the 1990s: an annotated bibliography. Scarecrow, 2010. 209p indexes afp (Studies in jazz, 61); ISBN 9780810869851 pbk. Reviewed in 2010oct CHOICE.

This annotated bibliography of recent jazz monographs documents an important period in jazz historiography; during the 1990s an explosion of publications, particularly by academics, documented performers, venues, recordings, genres, instruments, and so forth. Readers will discover three significant limitations to this compilation: it is restricted to English, eliminating particularly important writings in German; it is limited to books, whereas much significant writing and research has been published in periodicals; and, while not stated, books about jazz theory or how to play jazz are not included. Those limitations aside, this book by Greenberg (Jersey City Free Public Library) does what it sets out to do, and quite thoroughly. The 700 annotations are descriptive (and often cursory) rather than critical. Classifying the entries by type (e.g., biographies, discographies) and then by subtype makes for a convenient look at related items, and the three indexes collocate books on or by individuals. With the availability of online databases such as WorldCat (CH, Nov'07, 45-1183), one questions the need for a bibliography that documents such relatively recent literature, especially when so much documentation needs to be done for earlier eras. However, this is the first of a planned series of such bibliographies covering several decades.

Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. -- J. Farrington, Eastman School of Music

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