The Planet of Music publishers (St. Petersburg, Russia) just sent me a PDF file with The Jazz Greats, our next jazz book. I already have one published (The Jazz Industry In America, Planet of Music, 2008,) but the new one is a different story. The Jazz Greats is a collection of exclusive original feature articles, interviews, historical aricles and (alas) obituaries on 89 great international jazz musicians, published in in Russian language by Jazz.Ru magazine, both online and in print, from 2001 to 2008. I am one of the writing autors (one of 12, to be exact,) compilation editor, and compilation author. After we proofread the layout, the book is going to be sent to print, due out by May, 2009.
The book is about international (American and European) jazz musicians; what we pubished on Russians, is going to be included in another book, if all goes well.