The Sound of Surprise -46 pieces of Jazz by: Whitney Balliett published: E. P. Dutton and Co. 1961 7.25" x 4 3/8" PB
This book is in great condition. The pages are clean and the binding is good. There is a pen mark on the top of the text block as seen in photos.
"An open sesame for the uninitiated listener, a must for the jazz enthusiast, this collection by the jazz critic of The New Yorker is as lucid as it is stimulating…A unique contribution to the serious library of musical criticism." -Virginia Kirkus