Distinguished SOTW Member/Bass Sax Boss
I'm surprised that no one on SOTW has mentioned the new book about the life of Adrian Rollini, the great bass saxophone player.
Adrian and Sydney Bechet were arguably the first jazz saxophone players, but Rollini played all kinds of music. He was one of the most recorded sax players of the 1920s.
Even if you don't care about Adrian Rollini himself, the book is full of interesting information about, Jimmy Dorsey, Frank Trumbauer, and musicians who became big names in the swing era.
The book is over 500 pages long, and there is extensive commentary about nearly every recording Rollini made. Now that record collectors have posted so many recordings on Youtube, it's possible to listen to the recordings mentioned in the book