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Miller, Mark.

Toronto. Nightwood Editions. 1957. 312pp. paper. $16.95, ISBN 0-88971-112-7. Distributed by University of Toronto Press. CIP

Grades 11 and up
Reviewed by Bessie Egan

Volume 16 Number 5
1988 September

Miller, a jazz critic for the Globe and Mail since 1978 and a contributor to CBC Stereo's "Jazzbeat." has produced a new book based on the premise that there is more to say about the people who play jazz than there is about how the music is played in Canada. The book contains profiles of forty Canadian Jazz musicians from across the country who represent different musical styles and attitudes and who, according to the author, show continuing dedication, past accomplishment, and future promise.

Biographical information, which is written in a crisp journalistic style and is easy to read, Is alphabetically arranged by chapters. There are numerous black-and-white photographs taken by the author along with an introduction. preface and index. In his earlier book Jazz In Canada: fourteen Lives,* Miller provided a historical context for the rise of Jazz in Canada since the 1920s. In his current publication he has emphasized the coming of age of Jazz in the 1980s. A useful volume for Jazz buffs and for music teachers who are looking for supplementary reading materials.

Bessie Egan, Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg, Man.

*Reviewed vol. XI/2 March 1983 p.76.

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