All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music

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Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Backbeat Books, 2002 - Music - 1472 pages
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Whether you're a serious jazz lover or just tuning in for the first time, this easy-to-use reference steers you toward the finest recordings by the hottest players in all styles of jazz. Now in its fourth edition, the 'All Music Guide to Jazz' has been fully updated to cover the latest new releases, plus notable reissues and compilations. This entertaining, easy-to-use reference reviews and rates more than 20,000 top recordings by over 1,700 musicians in all jazz styles and eras - from New Orleans jazz to swing, bebop, cool, hard bop, Latin jazz, fusion, and beyond.
  

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One of several worthy guides to recorded jazz, the All Music Guide (AMG) has had a spotty history. The first edition (1994) was chock-full of misspellings and marred by an uneven presentation ... Read full review

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When is the fifth edition coming out? This one is 12 years old.

Contents

How to 1 sr This Book iv Essays 1387 Music Maps
What Is Jazz? vii A Brief History of Jazz 1387 Accordion 5

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About the author (2002)

Bogdanov helped design the AMG databases.

Woodstra is staff editor for AMG.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine is an AMG senior editor. They all live in Ann Arbor, MI.

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