Jazz Matters: Reflections on the Music & Some of Its Makers
by Doug Ramsey
University of Arkansas Press, 1989
Paper: 978-1-55728-061-9 | eISBN: 978-1-61075-212-1
Library of Congress Classification ML3507.R29 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.57


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 Matters 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.

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