A new edition of the jazz reference book that gives you the breadth of coverage you’ve always wanted, right up to date and speaks with the authority of the best research team in the business, and one that understands the appeal and importance of jazz in all its guises. Over 3,500 entries, 1.2 million words, this new edition of the Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz contains essential facts and fair minded opinions of the artists who have been instrumental in creating the long, rich history of jazz. All the detailed information in this single volume is from The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, which is universally acclaimed as the world’s leading source of reference on all forms of popular music. Authoritative, accessible and enthusiastic. Updated and greatly enlarged with over 1000 extra entries, and over 200,000 extra words. Enlarged album chronology. Newly added ‘Essential jazz Albums’.
- The most exhaustive encyclopedia of jazz music ever compiled
- Contains detailed histories and assessments of every major figure and many lesser-known artists in the genre
- Every major jazz album ever releaseed is evaluated and give a star rating
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This and the first book are both rediculous! When someone reviews Jazz they must be an Artist themselves or they have no basis on which to judge any art. We have to make up our own minds about what we like and can leave out of our collections when it comes to art. True art requires that of us. we have to educate our own depth and taste for it. It should be presented to us in a offering like fine wine and we are to make our own minds up. What we don't like now we may very well love at another time and space of mind. These artists are for the most part Masters but also just because they are signed to a record lable dosen't make them great either.