The Penguin Guide to Jazz

The Penguin Guide to Jazz

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by Richard Cook, Brian Morton
     
 

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What was the line-up at John Coltrane's Village Vanguard sessions? What is John Zorn's most important contribution to contemporary jazz? When was Jelly Roll Morton recorded for the Library of Congress? Where can you find a complete set of Ella Fitzgerald's many songbook recordings? Leading critics Richard Cook and Brian Morton answer these and a myriad other questions… See more details below

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What was the line-up at John Coltrane's Village Vanguard sessions? What is John Zorn's most important contribution to contemporary jazz? When was Jelly Roll Morton recorded for the Library of Congress? Where can you find a complete set of Ella Fitzgerald's many songbook recordings? Leading critics Richard Cook and Brian Morton answer these and a myriad other questions in The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD�the most comprehensive critical guide to jazz recordings available. Updated with revised artists' entries and thousands of additional CDs, the fourth edition includes:

* listings for over 10,000 discs
* musical and biographical details
* full line-ups
* accurate label and number details
* authoritative critical ratings

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Penguin has a long history of producing music reference paperbacks, many of which are updated annually. This guide maintains the format of the 1992 original, incorporating thousands of new albums since the last edition came out early last year. Organized alphabetically by the artist's last name, and then chronologically by album, the book teems with basic facts, a healthy dose of sensible if biased criticism, and amusing trivia. Cook (Jazz Review) and Morton write leisurely but with a sense of reverence (when due) that fans will appreciate. The publisher continues to significantly broaden the book's coverage while maintaining affordability. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140153644
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Pages:
1312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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