By Wayne Enstice

"Their conversations variety a long way past the biographical—to their emotions, motivations, musical methods, and attitudes. those girls have been evidently happy with their questioners. [Enstice and Stockhouse] got here ready, having delved deeply into the song and background of every, bringing them towards the essence of every musician." —from the Preface via Cobi Narita and Paul Ash

"Jazzwomen comprises many artists who're no longer lined in past books and in addition finds new information regarding artists who're. moreover, the interview structure utilized in Jazzwomen offers the reader with every one artist’s personal phrases, permeated with a heat and immediacy no longer quite often present in writer narratives. Jazzwomen is a much-needed book." —David N. Baker, amazing Professor of tune and Chairman, Jazz division, Indiana college tuition of tune; and inventive and Musical Director, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Between 1995 and 2000, Wayne Enstice and Janis Stockhouse interviewed dozens of ladies jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Jazzwomen collects 21 of the main interesting interviews. The contributors speak about everything—their own lives, musical education and inspirations, recordings, relationships with different musicians, the tune undefined, sexism at the bandstand—and usually make candid and revealing statements. on the finish of every interview is a advised discography compiled via the authors.

Every jazz listener, musician, instructor, and pupil can be captivated by means of interviews with Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, and their friends. encompasses a sampler CD with entire works by means of a number of of the artists, together with Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen.

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