Books by Alyn Shipton

HI-DE-HO by Alyn Shipton
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers get the scat but not the whole cat."
Jive-spouting bandleader gets a long-overdue first full-length biography. Read full book review >
GROOVIN' HIGH by Alyn Shipton
Released: June 1, 1999

"Torn between the morally upright educated music book and the more sensationalistic material of his subject's life, Shipton ends up with an unbalanced portrait that fails to satisfy."
London Times jazz writer Shipton tenders a new look at the life of legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Read full book review >
SINGING by Alyn Shipton
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary; index (subjects only—no names). (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
While it's gratifying that the Exploring Music series on musical instruments includes both the voice and keyboards as separate entities, its brevity and cost ($83.88 for the 6v set) will limit its use to large circulating collections that require separate volumes for the instrumental families. Read full book review >