More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

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Today, jazz is considered high art, America s national music, and the catalog of its recordings its discography is often taken for granted. But behind jazz discography is a fraught and highly colorful history of research, fanaticism, and the intense desire to know who played what, where, and when. This history gets its first full-length treatment in Bruce D. Epperson s "More Important Than the Music." Following the dedicated few who sought to keep jazz s legacy organized, Epperson tells a fascinating story of archival ...

More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography 2013, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226067537

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