The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

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Penguin, 2006 - Music - 1534 pages
7 Reviews
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  - Christopher - Goodreads

In this 8th edition, Frank Zappa is conspicuously absent, though his handpicked ensemble members are seen in several entries. British jazz seems to have been largely ignored, although is perhaps ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan Michaels - Goodreads

excellent resource! I've got most of the editions! 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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