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Book Accolades for Keith Waters

September 24, 2012

Keith Waters

Keith Waters’ 2011 book The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 has won numerous accolades this year including:

  • Down Beat magazine: Editor’s Pick
  • New York City Jazz Record “Best of 2011″ book
  • Jazz Journalist’s Association “Best of 2011″ book
  • 2011 Jazz Scholarship Award from Jazz Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory
  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections Excellence Award

Downbeat Magazine writes, “Waters’ writing is impeccably clear and avoids needless jargon…This title is part of Oxford University Press’ new series of book-length discussions of classic jazz albums (another is Brian Harker’s Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings). In this era of audio downloads, such serious studies that dig into the significance of the records that have shaped our world are always welcome.”