By Gary Carner
This work puts together in one volume all the book and scholarly materials related to jazz lives and organizes them in such a way that the reader, at a glance, can see the entire sweep of writings on a given artist and grasp the nature of their contents. The bibliography includes many different kinds of biographical source material published in all languages from 1921 to the present. Each bonafide jazz musician is given a separate section, and birth, death, and primary instrumentation data is provided. Biographical sources about the artist or ensemble follow.