The Rough Guide to Jazz 2 (Rough Guide Music Guides)

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The Rough Guide to Jazz is the essential reference tool to jazz artists and recordings, from world renowned legends and major musical styles to more obscure, yet influential artists and lesser-known movements. Including more than 1600 biographies and almost 3000 recommendations of recordings on CD and vinyl, this concise volume covers jazz music from its very roots up to the present day. Written in Rough Guides' trademark readable, entertaining style and including photos of many of the artists, Jazz is the most complete and dependable directory to the artists and albums.

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This reference book covers the whole range of jazz from Buddy Bolden, pioneer of jazz trumpet, to young players of the 1990s, like Roy Hargrove. Completely revised, it features more than 250 new artist biographies and reviews of their key recordings.

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...the best collection of snapshot career summaries currently available. -- Jazzwise, June 2000

Pithy insights make the rough guide to jazz a good read. -- Jazz FM, London, UK

Probably the best single-volume jazz encyclopaedia around. -- Straight No Chaser, UK

Reflects both the changing nature of jazz and the personal engagement of the contributors... -- BBC Music Magazine, London, UK

Written by musicians rather than musicologists - and it shows! -- Jazz FM, London, UK

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