Praise for the first edition of A New History of Jazz:“The most outstanding single-volume history of jazz around.”Don Rose, Jazz Institute of Chicago “No jazz writer, scholar, teacher, musician, or fan should be without it on his or her desk. Yes, ...
or her desk. Yes, it really is that good.”W. Royal Stokes, Jazz Notes “Shipton has taken on the big on here and come up trumps…More trustworthy and less sentimental than many similar efforts…it achieves something approaching an essential text.” Mojo All the great names in jazz history are here, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and from Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. But unlike those historians who call a halt with the death of Coltrane in 1967, Shipton continues the story with the major trends in jazz over the last 40 years: free jazz, jazz rock, world music influences, and the re-emergence of the popular jazz singer.