Eunmi Shim wins 2008 ARSC Award

by University of Michigan Press on September 15, 2008

Lennie TristanoEunmi Shim, author of Lennie Tristano: His Life in Music (2007) has been awarded the 2008 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

Lennie Tristano occupies a rare position not only in jazz history but in the history of twentieth-century music. Emerging from an era when modernism was the guiding principle in art, Tristano explored musical avenues that were avant-garde even by modernism’s experimental standards. In so doing, he tested and transcended the boundaries of jazz.

With its blend of oral history, archival research, and musical analysis, Lennie Tristano sheds new light on the important role Tristano played in the jazz world and introduces this often-overlooked musician to a new generation of jazz aficionados.

The goal of the ARSC Awards Program is to recognize and draw
attention to the finest work now being published in the field of
recorded sound research.

Congratulations to Eunmi Shim on this award. To learn more about the book Lennie Tristano: His Life in Music, visit www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=17728.

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