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4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Reference, March 27, 2000
This review is from: The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Hardcover)
As a librarian, I can't begin to explain the value of this volume for use by students and other patrons wanting concise but informative biographical information on jazz musicians -- a very popular topic for school reports.
The entries may be short, but they are complete, and can serve as a starting point for further research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential jazz reference book, March 24, 2005
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Bomojaz (South Central PA, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Hardcover)
Back in the mid-1960s, as a high schooler just discovering jazz, I found a copy of Feather's "Encyclopedia of Jazz (1960)"; it was a revelation and fostered my enthusiasm and knowledge of the music and musicians. I still have it. But this completely new book is just as good, if not better. It contains brief biographical entries on 3,300 musicians covering all eras, styles, and genres under the wide umbrella of jazz. The entries, though concise, are thorough and trace each musician's career and recorded output. It should be on every jazz fan's shelf. Highly recommended.
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz by Leonard G. Feather (Hardcover - November 18, 1999)
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