Release Date: 2009
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Hardcover, 206 pages
New Orleans jazz thrilled the world in the twenties and traveled around the world in the thirties. In the forties and fifties, the world came to New Orleans to hear authentic New Orleans jazz played by real jazz musicians. The sixties brought Preservation Hall, a musical institution that even a hurricane couldn’t kill. For the last 40 years, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been celebrating New Orleans’ and Louisiana’s unique culture and music. This volume contains rare photographs from the Louisiana State Museum’s Jazz Collection, lovingly assembled and accompanied by captions written by award-winning author and Jazz Roots radio show host Tom Morgan. Those who love jazz will be amazed by these pictures of some of the best musicians ever to pick up an instrument. For those just beginning to learn about jazz, this 200-page volume is an excellent takeoff point to learn more about what made New Orleans jazz unique, and a source to discover musicians who can further enhance readers’ listening pleasure.