THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ RECORDINGSadminJanuary 18, 2021
THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ RECORDINGS
THE definitive guide to jazz.
EIGHTH EDITION, 2006
The updated, eighth edition of this long-running title features more than 14,000 reviews and 400 new artist entries. Entries include very brief descriptions of the artists and a list of their recordings, with reviews and ratings by the authors. The lengths of the entries vary from very short (label, catalog number, issue date, and performers) to extensive, multiparagraph descriptions of the album's history, reception, and individual songs. The authors are clearly devout jazz historians, and the character of the entries is as much admiring as it is strictly factual. Their detailed descriptions of albums, songs, and even artists' tone colors and interpretations within specific songs are testament to their expertise. They also lament the loss of jazz divisions at many major record companies, leaving independent labels to carry the lion's share of the responsibility for documenting this art form.
4+ pounds and 1500+ pages.
Used. Shows some signs of wear but is in sound shape (see photos).