Reflections on the Music & Some of Its MakersBook - 1989
Rich in anecdote and insight, Jazz Matters is a collection of essays, profiles, and reviews by Doug Ramsey , and observer and chronicler of jazz and its musicians for more than thirty years. It stirs the reader to discover or rediscover the music and performers Ramsey describes. His accounts of recording sessions and live performances enhance this excellent review of the history, variety, and artistic depth that make jazz so profound an element in modern culture.
Jazz Matter s gives the reader a basis for understanding jazz improvisation Ramsey's sensitive, straightforward, and entertaining pieces promote appreciation of the accomplishment of artists from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman.