The Penguin guide to jazz on CD

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Music - 1730 pages
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'The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD' is now firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. For this expanded sixth edition, Richard Cook and Brian Morton have reassessed each artist's entry and updated the text to incorporate thousands of additional CDs. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike - Artist biographies ; Full line-ups given; Recording information provided along with details of labels and catalogue numbers; Authoritative critical ratings offered throughout ; Full index of artists.

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About the author (2002)

Richard Cook is the former editor of the "Wire" and is currently the editor of the leading UK jazz magazine, "Jazz Review," He is the coauthor of "The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings,

Brian Morton is the presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's arts programs. The Usual Suspects and The Brian Morton Show. He has published fiction, music and literary criticism, was a founding member of the musical ensemble The Golden Horde, and has composed jazz and musical theatre pieces. His Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (co-written with Richard Cook) is the essential reference work on recorded jazz. His survey of defining moments in jazz history is forthcoming from OUP. The author lives in Inverchaolain, Toward by Dunoon, Argyll.