From the back cover: "The Passion for Jazz is a celebration of jazz in the 1970s. Leonard Feather, with his intimate knowledge of virtually eery significant aspect of the jazz scene, here gives us a sense of the new paths jazz took as a powerful cultural force during that decade, both here and abroad....Feather explores the inside of the jazz business in conversations with club-owner Howard Rumsey and musician-producer Donald Byrd; talks with the legendary John Hammond, discoverer of such major figures as Billie Holliday, Count Basie, and Teddy Wilson; and discusses the state of jazz on radio and television....There are also all the important jazz stars of the seventies. Al Jarreau, Lew Tabackin, Carla Bley, McCoy Tyner, Mercer Ellington, Benny Goodman, Thad Jones, George Shearing, the Heath Brothers, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Alberta Hunter, Art Blakey, Mel Lewis, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins."
- Publisher : Da Capo Press (August 21, 1990)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 219 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0306804026
- ISBN-13 : 978-0306804021
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
Used copy in very good condition.