I have enjoyed reviewing this book. It offers a diverse range of essays about Australasian jazz, from early influences long ago to the present, and presented by several different commentators, all of whom are clearly expert in their chosen topics. The level of scholarship is uniformly impressive; which perhaps is not so surprising because virtually all authors are or have been engaged in tertiary educational programs. Surely, there is something here that anyone interested in jazz of any kind in Australasia will find informative.
Professor Ted Nettelbeck, Eric Myers Jazz