The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to postmodernism

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A personal, and sometimes controversial, selection by three jazz critics of the best 250 modern jazz records and CDs. Each record and/or CD is placed in its musical context and reviewed in some depth. In addition, for each disc and/or CD, full details of personnel and recording dates and locations are given. The volume includes indices of album title, track titles and musicians.

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I also reviewed Volume One of the Essential Jazz Recordings for Amazon. The first volume impressed me for the breadth and fair-mindedness apparent in the 250 selections listed, but what really excited ... Read full review


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Eric Thacker (deceased) was a clergyman, with a long-standing interest in jazz. Max Harrison is a musicologist who reviewed for The Times and The Gramophone from 1967-90, has written widely on jazz, and contributed to the 1980 edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and other reference works. Stuart Nicholson is a jazz writer who has written biographies of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington.

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