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This completely updated and expanded edition of The Rough Guide to Jazz is the essential one-volume guide to the music. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestley are practising musicians and renowned jazz authorities and they bring their insiders' knowledge to a guide that features more than 2000 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from the legendary cornettist Buddy Bolden to young contemporaries like James Carter and Stacey Kent; reviews of more than 3000 albums, on both CD and vinyl, selecting the top recordings for every key artist; and classic photos from the best jazz photographers including Herman Leonard, Jak Kilby, Raffaella Cavalieri, William Gottlieb and David Redfern.
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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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