The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

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Penguin, 2006 - Music - 1534 pages
14,000 CDs reviewed
2,000 New discs in this edition
More than 500 new artist listings
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is now firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz. For this eighth edition Richard Cook and Brian Morton have once again reassessed and updated each entry. Whether you're looking for the best new CDs or finding out which are the essential jazz albums for downloading, this book is the perfect companion. It is a mine of information and a source of insightful, witty, trenchant criticism that is required reading for jazz aficionados and novices alike.

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

9th edition: The narrowness of this series of Penguin guides is becoming more & more of a problem, both as jazz expands in directions the authors (now author/editor) finds distasteful and as the point ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

The bible of recorded jazz. Lists, summarizes, and rates each recording, including players and instruments. Includes a short biography for principal musicians and and core collection recommendation for many. 1534 pages, including index. A joy to have and refer to when listening. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Richard Cook, former editor of the Wire, now edits Jazz Review and contributes to many other publications.

Brian Morton is a freelance writer and longtime broadcaster for BBC Radio.

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