"Karen Chilton's highly-anticipated Hazel Scott is both elegant and eloquent."
—Wil Haygood, Author, King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
"[A] compact and engaging book . . . succinct and lucid. . . . Perhaps the highest compliment one can pay to this fine biography is that during the first 150 pages the reader is wondering why Scott isn’t better known, at least in the jazz world. But by the story's end . . . the same reader knows exactly why, but is still likely to be singing her praises as a true trailblazer in African-American culture."
"Hazel Scott's life becomes an emotional roller coaster, still performing but largely out of the limelight. The author, while sympathetic to her subject, wisely tries to keep balance and avoid simplistic conclusions to describe an obviously complex and talented person."
—VJM's Jazz, www.VJM.BIZ
"A well-researched biography on an unnecessarily forgotten star."
—New York City Jazz Record
"This is an authorized and uncritical biography, but a major contribution to African American and gender studies in music..."
—ARSC Journal, Jeannie Pool
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