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David Lasocki, A Higher Fusion: The New Orleans Modern-Jazz Group Astral Project at 34. $12.95; file size 6MB
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"Wow! When Indiana University music librarian David Lasocki told me years ago that he was researching a book on Astral Project, I never knew what an exhastive work of scholarship and critical appreciaton he would compile. Really first rate! If you'r ea fan of Astral Project, as many of us have been for a long time, then this is well worth reading. Congratulations on a bringing this great work to light."
- Scott Aiges, Dirextor of Programs, Marketing & Communications, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
"A great book about a great band, Astral Project. Awesome! Thanks, David, for the book and thaks, Astral Project for the music."
- Jirka Hala, jazz saxophonist, Czech Republic
JAMES SINGLETON - RHYTHM CRUSADER
David Lasocki, James Singleton, Rhythm Crusader: The Life and Work of the New Orleans Jazz Bassist and Bandleader (publisher September 2010. $13.95; file size 5.24MB
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"Great work on a great subject! I enjoyed reading about James and everyone else. Many details were unknown to me."
- Olivier Bou, New Orleans jazz saxophonist
“... very well-written indeed. It's quite amazing how it keeps interest high, even in passages that could easily degenerate into long lists of recordings and dates and facts. I read it with great pleasure.”
- David Daniels, conductor and author (and James's uncle)