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"A useful, simplified introduction to the history of jazz and its techniques, with capsule profiles of musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, all by one of the brightest lights of the Harlem Renaissance and African-American letters". PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. Illustrated throughout by Cliff Roberts' stylized bebop drawings.

First Book of Jazz 1997, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780880015523

Trade paperback

First Book of Jazz 1995, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780880014243

Ecco edition