Black Roots White Flowers by Andrew Bisset

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Black Roots White Flowers

A History of Jazz in Australia

by Andrew Bisset

Golden Press, 1979 [First Edition], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 085558680X

Fine Condition, minor shelf-wear to dustjacket, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf

'Jazz which is now part of every-day life in Australia, was once considered evil.  In Black Roots White Flowers Andrew Bisset traces the development of jazz in Australia from its origins in vauderville through the swing era until today.  In a concise and humorous style he tells the story of the people who pioneered this new musical from and those currently involved with present day jazz in Australia.  This witty and very readable book will become essential reference material for anybody interested in jazz, other forms of music or Australian social history.'