Down Beat: 60 Years of Jazz
Frank Alkyer, John McDonough
Hal Leonard, 1995 - Music - 270 pages
Published in conjunction with the world's premier jazz magazine Down Beat, this book serves as a decade-by-decade history of jazz, blues, and other popular music from the 1930s to today. Jazz scholar John McDonough with Down Beat editors past and present offers anecdotes and introductions to each era. With more than 200 photos and plenty of archival treasures, this is a must-have book for jazz fans.
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