Buy Used
$24.95
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: HARD COVER with dust jacket. THE NEW GROVE DICTIONARY OF JAZZ edited by BARRY KERNFIELD ISBN 978-312-11357-9 St Martin's Press, Reprinted 1995 Glossy dust jacket shows visible repaired small tears to corners. Blue -colored boards with copper-colored lettering to spine are square, intact and strong. Text of 1358 pages show No Underlining, No Highlighting and no notations. Includes over 4,500 articles, 1,800 discographies, 1,000 cross-references, 220-photographs and 100 music examples. Ideal for Individual, libraries or other institutions. THE WORLD'S MOST COMPRENSIVE, SINGLE VOLUME OF JAZZ REFERENCE! Weights 6.2 + pounds! Heavy!!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz Hardcover – October 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0312113575 ISBN-10: 0312113579 Edition: Reprint

Used
Price: $24.95
10 New from $59.97 34 Used from $3.21
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$59.97 $3.21
Paperback
"Please retry"
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
  • Hardcover: 1358 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; Reprint edition (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312113579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312113575
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,261,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review


"The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz is a most impressive achievement and it is certain to become a standard reference source."--Benny Carter


"A must for every serious jazz lover."--Dizzy Gillespie


"The variety of major and minor entries scattered among the biographies make The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz a fascinating field for browsing...filled with basic information, colorful personalities and exotic locales."--The New York Times


"This massive work deserves highest praise."--Library Journal


"This is the most monumental effort at a comprehensive jazz reference to date."--Boston Phoenix


--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author


Musicologist Barry Kernfeld has been the editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz since 1984. He has taught jazz history at both Cornell University and Hamilton College.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By petter.myhr@eunet.no on December 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is just a thorough piece of work. With music examples, pictures, selected discographies, bios, and how their music influenced the world of jazz. It also features great articles about nightclubs and libraries. This is a huge book, and very cheap also, so this is something every jazz fan should have.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Christo on March 31, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a valuable jazz reference source, and a good companion book to the Penguin guide to jazz. It is particularly useful for looking up the biographies of artists that you're interested in. Less useful are the lists of jazz club venues - likely to be quite out of date by now.
What I liked especially about the dictionary, is its comprehensiveness. Artists from all continents are covered - although musicians from far-flung places (as in not-in-the-USA)are more likely to be missing. On the negative side, you'll find that the book is now out of date when it comes to contemporary musicians.
I have for example compiled a list of all artists born in African, Australia and New Zealand from the book. While a number of well-known musicians are missing, the youngest person on my list was born in 1947 - 55 years ago - not good for a book that was reviewed in 1994. One would suspect that the contemporary jazz renaissance of the 1990s is totally absent.
So in summary, this is a well-written, well edited, good reference source, but badly in need of an update. I would also enjoy more personal details about artists in the next edition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a book every jazz musician and jazz fan should own. There is amusing trivia: How many people know that drum brushes were originally marketed as fly swatters? There are transcriptions of arrangements as well as of improvised solos. And of course there are biographical essays. The book is serious and scholarly and deep yet easily readable and entertaining.
Also recommended: PENTATONIC SCALES FOR THE JAZZ-ROCK KEYBOARDIST by Jeff Burns
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Paul Pollan on June 20, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a book every jazz aficionado should have in their collection. Even if it is look up a person or event during discussions about jazz. Concise and well written.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 35 people found the following review helpful By andro l. moretii on March 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This encylcopedia was a huge and expensive dissapointment. If you are not a jazz freak with 1 million cd-s, you wan't find this peace all that very usefull. I mean, the article about chet baker is only twice as long as the article on chave baker, cheese baker and other non relevant bakers. This is advanced guide for real experts. On the top of it, all articles are dull written, not even close to a readable and interesting biographies of people but only as a list of information, many of which is not very usefull. Some hints about nightclubs are good, but that could
Avoide it.....
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?