Jazz Masters Of The 20s by Richard Hadlock

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The jazz decade saw the emergence of many of the great figures who defined the music for the world: Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Fletcher Henderson—these giants set the standards for blues singing, big band arrangements, and solo improvisation that are the foundations for jazz. Richard Hadlock has chapters on each, with a discography and descriptions of all the players who made the '20s swing.

Da Capo Press, 1988.
ISBN: 9780306803284. 266 pp.
Softcover. Very good.
Irritating unpeelable bookseller's stickers on back cover.