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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jazz Halo

Stein is an established author and reviewer but this book takes her to another level; not only is it widely available (including in bookshops such as Waterstones) but it’s also an ambitious attempt to shape debate about the future of jazz – and a successful one.

Free Jazz Collective

‘I heartily endorse The Wonder of Jazz and Stein’s writing, generally, but, as well, given the same, I think it’s worth talking specifically about why Stein is so good and why this book, now, is quite important to the broader conversation about capital-j Jazz, which free, improvised, and avant-garde music we cover here is strongly associated with. ‘ Lee Rice Epstein

All About Jazz

‘The writing is top notch and the contributions from industry figures add another dimension. As a summation of the state of jazz today Sammy Stein is an engaging guide with a wholehearted positive touch, not to mention some interesting exclusive material’. Phil Barnes

Big Issue

‘The book is informative, but its optimism is what makes it such a compelling read’' Deb Grant

Geisa Fernandez

The Wonder of Jazz already has already a place among the reference books on the genre and it will certainly be cited in future academic and journalistic works.

Cecilia Hopkins Readers Favourite
 

The Wonder of Jazz by Sammy Stein is an extremely informative and readable volume about music history. The writer acknowledges the range of music and musicians associated with the jazz style, making it clear that the scope is broad. I appreciated the inclusivity demonstrated throughout the book and the discussion of women musicians. I also enjoyed the way the author considered music from a variety of points of view, including historical, social, and personal.

Jazz Halo

Stein is an established author and reviewer but this book takes her to another level; not only is it widely available (including in bookshops such as Waterstones) but it’s also an ambitious attempt to shape debate about the future of jazz – and a successful one.

Free Jazz Collective

‘I heartily endorse The Wonder of Jazz and Stein’s writing, generally, but, as well, given the same, I think it’s worth talking specifically about why Stein is so good and why this book, now, is quite important to the broader conversation about capital-j Jazz, which free, improvised, and avant-garde music we cover here is strongly associated with. ‘ Lee Rice Epstein

All About Jazz

‘The writing is top notch and the contributions from industry figures add another dimension. As a summation of the state of jazz today Sammy Stein is an engaging guide with a wholehearted positive touch, not to mention some interesting exclusive material’. Phil Barnes

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