Book: Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties by Robert Nippoldt and Hans-Jürgen Schaal

This award winning book, designed, illustrated, and edited by German graphic designer and book artist Robert Nippoldt, is a celebration of the Roaring Twenties and the jazz fever that exploded onto the streets of New York in that era.   The book offers an entertaining blend of illustrations, facts and anecdotes presenting 24 leading lights of New York’s jazz scene in the 1920s, complete with a CD containing some of their best tunes.  The texts, contributed by Hans-Jürgen Schaal, who has published numerous books on jazz, provide a detailed account of the club scene and the “band battles,” as well as the legendary recording sessions.  Hailed as one of the most beautiful books of Europe, its aesthetic nature alone will appeal to jazz and non-jazz fans alike!

Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties by Robert Nippoldt and Hans-Jürgen Schaal. Hardcover with CD, 8.5 X 13.4 in., 144 pages, £34.99 available from Taschen: http://www.taschen.com

Kitty Lungley