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THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ EXPLOSION
by Mike Williams
Reviewed by Dick Scott
Jazz Magazine, May/June, 1981
Too many jazz books over the years have sought to ‘dignify’ the music with wordy dissertation and pontification or have become glorified discographies. They have missed the joy, intimacy and essential spontaneity of jazz. Not so Mike Williams in his The Australian Jazz Explosion. He has not so much written a book as acted as compere, to 31 musicians…