Kiev: Muzichna Ukraina, 1970. Item #358
272 pp.: notes. 16,5x13 cm. In original wrappers. Very good. Tears of the spine, wrappers rubbed.
One of 6000 copies. Text in Ukrainian and Russian. Inscribed by jazz band, each signature with caption (drums, leading guitar, bass, saxophone) on the verso of the front cover. Compiled by V. Simonenko.
The anthology includes popular melodies which form the basis of the repertoire of jazz musicians. All the topics included in the publication are arranged in chronological order and are assembled into four sections corresponding to the stages of the birth and development of jazz in USSR and abroad. Essays, prefixed to each of the sections of the book, contain historical references, theoretical notes on the styles of jazz and the characteristics of the performance interpretation. The sections are The Origins of Jazz, Traditional jazz and swing period, Modern jazz, Soviet jazz - the smallest part of all.