Listening to Jazz. By Benjamin Bierman.

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Ed Berger

Edward “Ed” Berger is the former Associate Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies. He held multiple roles in the world of jazz throughout his life, including as an author, editor, record label owner, and librarian. He is the author of Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music (2014) and Benny Carter: A Life in American Music (1982) among numerous other publications ranging from monographs to research guides to articles and reviews. He was also editor of this publication, the Journal of Jazz Studies, a position he held until his death. He passed away in 2017 and this review is published posthumously in his honor.