Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band
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.
Originally published by Scarecrow Press in 2008, written by Jeannie Gayle Pool, with a Foreword by Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner. 278 pages.
"A joyful celebration of one woman's extraordinary life."--Leonard Maltin