Metuchen, N.J. & London: Scarecrow Press & Institute of Jazz Studies Rutgers University, 1989. First Edition. Large 4to. xiv, 703; (1), 705-1263 pp. Index; Discography. Blue cloth with silver lettering. A fine set. Item #19383
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band was one of the greatest jazz orchestras ever assembled, led by a popular bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, who took it overseas to raise the morale of the Allied soldiers fighting World War II in Europe–and who then went missing over the English Channel in December 1944 - at the height of his popularity. Here is an extensive and detailed reference abut the band - how the band started, how it developed, where it went and who went with it, what it played when and where and who actually played it.