The Blackwell Guide To Recorded Jazz (Blackwell Reference)
The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz (Blackwell Reference)
The first edition of the Guide
"The Blackwell Guide is in its second edition (1995), and is structured as a beginning buyer's guide: there's a history of the music and chapters by five other writers." John F. Szwed, Jazziz, September 2000
From the Back Cover
The first edition of the Guide was widely praised for identifying 150 key recordings that should form the basis of any jazz collection, backed up by a series of detailed critical commentaries unrivalled in any competing book of its kind for their depth and critical insight. This new edition broadens the scope of the Guide, looking at recent developments and styles and suggesting almost 250 discs as the core collection.