Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia

Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia

Book - 2005
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on the most notable jazz musicians of the twentieth century, presenting a summary of their careers and analysis of their music styles.

Blackwell North Amer
From its tentative beginnings in the slave dances of Congo Square, jazz has proved one of the great musical idioms, and its vibrancy, colour and variety continue to enthral listeners around the world. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Cook gets right to the heart of this complex, joyful art, exploring everything from record labels to the Blue Note, from traditional jazz to swing, and from bebop and hard bop to free jazz.
Cook also traces the turbulent lives of the people involved, showing how they influenced the music and how the music influenced them. In his critical biographies, the musicians - contrary, passionate, sometimes doomed - positively leap off the page, whether it's Count Basic asking the audience from his motorized wheelchair, 'How do you like my new limo?' or Roland Kirk playing relentlessly on through a police raid at Ronnie Scott's Club.

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, c2005
ISBN: 9780141006468
Characteristics: xiii, 687 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Jazz encyclopedia


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Nov 15, 2012

excelent book for thoise into or just getting into jazz. has every thing from terms to the artists and the author's recemendations of what to listen to by each artist.


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