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  • Paperback: 1312 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (24 Sep 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140153640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140153644
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 Dec 2012
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I somehow lost my originals on changing house, ( I think it was family reasons!) Bought these through Amazon (volumes 1-4). It is good to have the chance to retrieve the early Morton and Cook books to go with later editions. Second hand but in good condition. With the copyrights' going and the massive release of recordings, these guides are invaluable. My wife can't stand jazz and waits for bonfire night. Wonderful reading and for reference.
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By Peter Eves on 30 Jan 2013
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Book exactly as described and arrived intact and on-time. Excellant reference book for dipping in and out of. Recommended, especially as an early edition.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is the real deal. 6 May 1998
By Richard Thurston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Indispensible. Pithy, accurate descriptions of recorded jazz from New Orleans at the turn of the century to the most up to date improvisers. I love to browse this volume and have used it over and again in selecting my own music.
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Helpful, But Where Is Glenn Miller? 3 July 2003
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Format: Paperback
This is an excellent guide to Jazz. It's a great reference to the history of recorded Jazz. They also discuss the sound quality of many of the cd issues, which is most helpful. The only real flaw is the omission of Glenn Miller as an important Jazz/Swing figure. Miller's arranged swing music is as important to the history of Jazz as any other band leader. Miller was not the first to arrange jazz music, and by no means the last to do so. Many of these other arrangers are reviewed in this book, but not Miller! Glenn's Army Air Force band could swing as hard as any other. This is a great book, but why they left out one of America's most important bandleaders is a mystery. Glenn deserves better.
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