Tuesday, June 18, 2013
American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
New Book on Peggy Gilbert by Jeannie Pool
Peggy Gilbert and Her All Girl Band
By Jeannie Gayle Pool
Foreword by Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
March 2008 - 300 pages - 978-0-8108-6102-2 - $40.00 paper - 70 B&W Photos
A member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
“A joyful celebration of one woman's extraordinary life.” —Leonard Maltin
“If male jazz musicians could achieve royal rank, providing us with a Duke and a Count, Peggy Gilbert's career was clearly a testament to her progression from Princess to Queen Mother.” —Larry Gelbart
In Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band, Jeannie Gayle Pool profiles the fascinating life of this multi-talented saxophone player, arranger, bandleader, and advocate for women instrumental musicians. Based on oral history interviews and Gilbert's collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia, this book includes many materials not previously available on all-women bands from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This volume also includes a chronology, bibliography, filmography, and a list of all of Peggy Gilbert's columns for Overture. Thoroughly documented, this book highlights the contributions of Gilbert and other notable West Coast female jazz musicians. It should have a major impact on the research of the history of American jazz and of female jazz musicians, in particular.
About the Author
Jeannie Gayle Pool Ph.D. is a musicologist, composer, documentary filmmaker, and producer. An expert on music for motion pictures, she is a consultant for Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Music Department.
Contact: Angela Morales
301-459-3366 x. 5619