co-author (with the late Richard Cook) of the Penguin Guide to Jazz
Introdution by SCOTT YANOW
Jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books on music, and co-editor of the third edition of the All Music Guide to Jazz
An awesome and essential reference book containing 100 of the best jazz albums ever produced, carefully and expertly annotated both for the jazz fan and for those who are taking their first steps in the genre.
During the mid-1950s and the beginning of the 1960s jazz saw many great changes. Recording techniques improved significantly with respect to precious decades and the long-play era began. During that period stars from the traditional jazz styles, the so-called mainstream, shared the spotlight with the most important bebop musicians, and the first signs of free jazz started to emerge.
This book presents detailed information on 100 of the best jazz albums from that period.
Includes a 15-Tracks CD Sampler with selections from the book