The Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1001 Best Albums

Richard Cook and Brian Morton’s Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know

 

Richard Cook and Brian Morton’s Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world’s leading guide to the music. In this book, Brian Morton has picked out 1001 essential recordings from their acclaimed guide, adding new information, revising and reassessing each entry, and showing how these key pieces tell the history of the music – and with it the history of the twentieth century. These are the essential albums that that all true jazz fans should own, or – at the very least – have listened to, from Kind of Blue to lesser-known classics and more surprising choices. Full of fascinating updated biographical information, new quotes and interviews and, of course, highly opinionated and wittily trenchant critical reviews, the result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike.

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Richard Cook and Brian Morton’s Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know

 

Richard Cook and Brian Morton’s Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world’s leading guide to the music. In this book, Brian Morton has picked out 1001 essential recordings from their acclaimed guide, adding new information, revising and reassessing each entry, and showing how these key pieces tell the history of the music – and with it the history of the twentieth century. These are the essential albums that that all true jazz fans should own, or – at the very least – have listened to, from Kind of Blue to lesser-known classics and more surprising choices. Full of fascinating updated biographical information, new quotes and interviews and, of course, highly opinionated and wittily trenchant critical reviews, the result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike.

 

Publisher: Penguin

Paperback

2010

ISBN: 9780141048314