The Rough Guide To Jazz 2 (Rough Guide Music Guides)
The Rough Guide to Jazz 2 (Rough Guide Music Guides)
This reference book covers the whole range of jazz from Buddy Bolden, pioneer of jazz trumpet, to young players of the 1990s, like Roy Hargrove. Completely revised, it features more than 250 new artist biographies and reviews of their key recordings.
...the best collection of snapshot career summaries currently available. -- Jazzwise, June 2000
Pithy insights make the rough guide to jazz a good read. -- Jazz FM, London, UK
Probably the best single-volume jazz encyclopaedia around. -- Straight No Chaser, UK
Reflects both the changing nature of jazz and the personal engagement of the contributors... -- BBC Music Magazine, London, UK
Written by musicians rather than musicologists - and it shows! -- Jazz FM, London, UK