New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History
Simons, Andy, IAJRC Journal
New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History By Bruce Boyd Raeburn University of Michigan Press, 342pp, 2009, $25.
The author of this 'must have' tome is son of bandleader Boyd Raeburn and vocalist Ginnie Powell, and long-time curator of the most significant New Orleans jazz archive, at Tulane University. And prior to taking that post he did his time researching in that repository. This book should' ve been published twenty years ago, but, knowing my mate's diligence as I do, it's only been better for the wait.
Some readers may recall John Gennari's book on jazz critics, Blowin' Hot and Cool, reviewed in the February 2007 issue. If that book was of interest …
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Publication information: Article title: New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History. Contributors: Simons, Andy - Author. Magazine title: IAJRC Journal. Volume: 42. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2009. Page number: 100+. © International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Aug 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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