The Big Band Almanac
ISBN10: 0306803453 ISBN13: 9780306803451 Publisher: Perseus Book Group Published: May 1 1989 Weight: 2.20lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 7.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
With more than 500 pictures, and extensive entries on more than 350 orchestras, this complete coverage of black and white bands--from the almost-forgotten to Basie, Ellington, Miller, Shaw, and Dorsey--will prompt memories and establish important facts about a glorious era of jazz and popular music. Forewords by Les Brown and Harry James and an index with more than 6,000 names bracket a book that should be part of any music library.