Jazz Institute of Chicago

Reviews

BILL EVANS:How My Heart Sings

By Peter Pettinger
Yale, 346 pages (hardcover), $30
Reviewed by Don Rose

A New History of Jazz

A New History of Jazz
By Alyn Shipton
Continuum, 954 pages, $35
reviewed by Don Rose

A promotional flyer for Alyn Shipton’s massive, one-volume, somewhat revisionist history of the music calls it “The antidote to Ken Burns’ ‘Jazz...’” A neat summing up, but it doesn’t come close to expressing the accomplishment or the true value of this major contribution to the literature. And it had to come from overseas!

A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson

A Jazz Odyssey: The Life of Oscar Peterson
By Oscar Peterson,
New York: Continuum Books, June 2002, 382 pages, $29.95.
Reviewed by David Simpson

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