All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music
Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Backbeat Books, 2002 - Music - 1472 pages
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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All music guide to jazz: the definitive guide to jazz musicUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
When is the fifth edition coming out? This one is 12 years old.