This discography is successful in its attempt to `present a complete picture of women instrumentalists' recording activity from 1913 to 1968.' Jan Leder also shows the significant contributions made by women in jazz and their involvement playing jazz since its beginnings. The book contains two parts: Discography of Women in Jazz and Collective Section. The first section arranges names alphabetically by name of player with works arranged chronologically for each player. The second section is a chronological listing of recordings with two or more players. It gives date, place, name of orchestra, director, performers, recording titles, and company. Index of performers. An excellent resource on the subject. Reference Book Review
This discography presents as complete a picture as possible of the recording activity of women jazz instrumentalists between 1913 and 1968. It is divided into two sections. The first section is alphabetical by the last name of the player and chronological within each player's section; the second is a chronologically arranged collective section containing information on recordings with two or more women players. An index of all women players with references to the pages where information on their recordings may be found completes the volume.