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Jazz: The Ultimate Guide by Ronald Atkins (Editor)

Jazz: The Ultimate Guide is a very nice showcase of information and photographs. This paperback book is edited by Ronald Atkins, and is 224 pages; it is constructed in easy to locate divisions beginning with a crisp, well-written history of jazz in the Introduction, followed by Evolution of Jazz, Jazz Giants, A - Z Jazz Players, Milestone Recordings, Jazz Media, Jazz Glossary, Index, and Acknowledgments. As a gift, it would be perfect for the newcomer to jazz as well as the seasoned jazz listener! The entry writings are well-crafted, interesting, and concise; the photographs are oftentimes rare ones which are hard to find. In the Jazz Giants section, the reader will come across detailed biographical sketches of such jazz legends as Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, among many others! The A - Z Jazz Players is a guide and reference all its own, well worth having this book, and it covers many jazz musicians oftentimes overlooked by new listeners but vividly remembered by jazz historians. This is a first class effort at putting together a memorable and meaningful jazz reference with both information and photography. It succeeds in an excellent way, and its presentation is most enjoyable, educational, and helpful. A fine investment for your home library, or as a gift, or as a reference book at your local Public Library.Jazz: The Ultimate Guide is a very nice showcase of information and photographs. This paperback book is edited by Ronald Atkins, and is 224 pages; it is constructed in easy to locate divisions beginning with a crisp, well-written history of jazz in the Introduction, followed by Evolution of Jazz, Jazz Giants, A - Z Jazz Players, Milestone Recordings, Jazz Media, Jazz Glossary, Index, and Acknowledgments.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Jazz: The Ultimate Guide
  • Author: Ronald Atkins (Editor)
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Book Type:: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN: 1858685923
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 224
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