Jazz: The Rough Guide

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Rough Guides, 1995 - Music - 754 pages
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The Rough Guide to Jazz surpasses all other handbooks with more than 1600 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from the legendary cornettist Buddy Bolden to cool young players of the 1990s like Roy Hargrove and Julian Joseph.
Illustrated throughout with classic jazz shots and album covers, the Rough Guide is a completely revised edition of the acclaimed Essential Guide to Jazz. The authors have updated and expanded all the original entries, added hundreds of new artists, and provided personal recommendations of some three thousand key albums on both CD and vinyl - the ultimate jazz aficionado's collection.

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Ian Carr was born in Dumfries, Scotland on April 21, 1933. He received a degree in English and a teaching certificate from King's College. While there, he began playing the trumpet. After he served in the British Army, he played with numerous jazz groups including the EmCee Five, Rendell/Carr Quintet, and Nucleus. He wrote for several jazz publications, contributed to several jazz reference books and was a consultant for television documentaries about Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. He also wrote books including Music Outside: Contemporary Jazz in Britain; Miles Davis: A Critical Biography; and Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music. He died from complications after pneumonia and a series of mini-strokes on February 25, 2009 at the age of 75.

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