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Tessil Collins, Managing Producer of Jazz 24/7 from WGBH Boston, one of the most respected jazz shows in the United States on perhaps the country’s leading producer of original music content, selected by “Six Days at Ronnie Scott’s” as one of the best jazz books of the year. Here is the complete list, quite an honor roll of the country’s top jazz authors and journalists. 

Tessil Collins


    • Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music by Gerald Horne Monthly Review Press (April 22, 2019)
    • Arthur Elgort: Jazz by Marianne Houtenbos Damiani (September 25, 2018)
    • Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon University of California Press (November 6, 2018)
    • Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers University of California Press (February 26, 2019)
    • The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire by Ted Gioia Oxford University Press (July 6, 2012)
    • Jazz/Not Jazz—The Music and It’s Boundaries by David Ake, Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel GoldmarkUniversity of California Press (2012)
    • Diggin’—The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music by Amiri Baraka University of California Press (2009)
    • Definitive Jazz & Blues Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition by Jeff Watts, Howard Mandel Flame Tree Publishing (March 15, 2019)
    • How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia Basic Books (May 17, 2016)
    • The Jazz Pictures by Stanley Crouch and Carol Friedman Arena Editions (1999)
    • Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis Vintage (January 26, 1999)
    • The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia Oxford University Press (May 9, 2011)
    • Miles by Miles Davis Simon & Schuster (September 20, 2011)
    • Concise Guide to Jazz (7th Edition) by Mark C. Gridley Pearson(January 6, 2013)
    • Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America’s Music by Bob Blumenthal Harper Perennial (December 18, 2007)
    • Six Days at Ronnie Scott’s: Billy Cobham on Jazz Fusion and the Act of Creation by Brian K. Gruber CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 28, 2018)
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