The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz

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The first edition of the Guide was widely praised for identifying 150 key recordings that should form the basis of any jazz collection, backed up by a series of detailed critical commentaries unrivalled in any competing book of its kind for their depth and critical insight. This new edition broadens the scope of the Guide , looking at recent developments and styles and suggesting almost 250 discs as the core collection.

In this second edition of the Guide, a group of...

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Overview

The first edition of the Guide was widely praised for identifying 150 key recordings that should form the basis of any jazz collection, backed up by a series of detailed critical commentaries unrivalled in any competing book of its kind for their depth and critical insight. This new edition broadens the scope of the Guide , looking at recent developments and styles and suggesting almost 250 discs as the core collection.

In this second edition of the Guide, a group of the world's leading jazz authorities select approximately 300 of the greatest jazz recordings which would form the basis of any comprehensive collection of jazz covering all styles, periods and areas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631195528
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Music Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Kernfeld is an independent scholar. He is the editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (1988) and the author of What to Listen For in Jazz (1995).
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgements
Discographical Abbreviations
Principal Selections
1 The First Hot Bands 1
2 Solo Stride and Swing Piano 51
3 Big Bands to the Mid-1950s 71
4 Swing-era Combos 127
5 We Called it Music: Dixieland and Swing 159
6 The New Orleans Revival 177
7 The First Bop Bands 209
8 The First Cool Jazz and West Coast Jazz Bands 251
9 The First Hard Bop Bands 273
10 Swing-Bop Combos 319
11 Singers Since the 1950s 333
12 Latin Jazz 355
13 Leaving Hard Bop 371
14 Big Bands Since the Late 1950s 391
15 Soul Jazz and Jazz-Soul Fusion 401
16 The Bop Revival 415
17 Free Jazz 443
18 Fusion 479
19 Avant-garde Jazz, Freebop, World Music and other Eclecticisms 503
Index to Names 535
Index to Titles 559
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