The Oxford Companion to Australian Jazz
by Bruce Johnson
Oxford University Press, 1987 [First Edition], b/w photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0195547918
Fine Condition, dustjacket has minor shelf-wear with small tear to top of spine.
'...the first attempt to combine a comprehensive analysis of the development of jazz in Australia with biographical accounts of those who have contributed to that development. In addition to around 300 entries on musicians, bands and venues, and more than 150 photographs (most of which are published for the first time), there are longer entries and essays on specialist record labels, broadcasting, regional characteristics, and a history of the evolution of attitudes to jazz in Australia. It is a compulsory compendium for all those who enjoy jazz, whether they play it or listen to it.'