Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia

Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia

Book - 2005
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Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia is not merely an A-Z guide to the artists and bands who have shaped jazz, but it also tracks the history of jazz and its changing styles. This is a wonderfully accessible work. Richard Cook's passion for jazz and his strongly held opinions make this the liveliest and most trenchantly witty encyclopedia you'll have read. Whether you're trying to find out why Louis Armstrong was called Satchmo (his nickname as a kid was Satchelmouth), what bebop is, or the difference between Gil Evans and Bill Evans - this book has all the answers.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2005.
ISBN: 9780141026466
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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