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The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD by Richard Cook
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Dec 02, 07

it was amazing
bookshelves: entertainment

The Penguin Jazz Guide series is an indespensible reference for anyone who is interested in Jazz. Throughout the editions (I own most of them) the editors have kept up the strong review process for most in print jazz albums. A few reasons I really enjoy the PJG --
1. They list the date the album was issued
2. They list complete personnel for each album
3. They give essential ratings and review information for each album
4. Over the editions the editors views on certain albums change (albums fall in and out of
5. Non-American jazz is well represented
6. Covers all genres, although smooth jazz does not get much coverage (thank goodness)
Pick up any edition and be prepared to spend hours flipping through the thousands of pages and discovering new music.
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