Tony Whyton


On his book Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition

Cover Interview of August 08, 2010


Jazz Icons runs contrary to the dominant offerings of jazz history.  The book is an alternative take on jazz historiography, providing the readers with a close examination of the changing role of musicians in history.

Besides turning everyday assumptions on their heads, Jazz Icons finds significance in things that usually go unnoticed.

This approach encourages the reader to see the world critically and to question the notion that music just exists naturally or that history is an unchanging, linear and unified story.

© 2010 Tony Whyton