The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two chroniclers of jazz … But as I pointed out to them in turn, this is a music that is still less than 100 years old as far as recording is concerned. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Ellington is the encyclopaedist of jazz, or its lexicographer. As Morton duly notes in the preface, any changes in format won't concern newcomers to the book. And it falls flat bang in the middle of a pretty rocky time financially, so there was some interest in a cheaper book. It's a chunky book in every sense of the word, crammed full of witty, pithy reviews by Cook and Morton - people who clearly don't pull any punches when it comes to the world of music reviews. He is the coauthor of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Alongside the foundation stones of the music, one of many overlooked gems which the guide brings to the fore is The Jewel in the Lotus by Bennie Maupin (pictured left). Featuring Hancock on piano, and at his most rhapsodic, the album's “Past + Present = Future” is a two-minute vignette of iridescent, oceanic eloquence. This designation was invented in the 7th edition (2004). I think that is potentially contentious.”. With something in the region of 14,000 CDs reviewed, this was clearly not a tome that was going to make it onto anyone's holiday reading list. Perhaps the music's slightly arcane nomenclature has something to do with it: modal jazz, free jazz, fusion, bebop. Pages and cover are clean and intact. About the Author: Richard Cook is the former editor of the Wire and is currently the editor of the leading UK jazz magazine, Jazz Review. Not so, it seems. Qualitatively, I think there is an interesting argument to be made, but I haven't seen or heard the evidence for it.”. Richard Cook is the former editor of the Wire and is currently the editor of the leading UK jazz magazine, Jazz Review. Reissue CDs Weekly: Scars - Author! “Absolutely. Anyone beginning a Jazz collection should consult this list. “It was something that I proposed,” the book's author, Brian Morton, tells me on the phone from his home in the west of Scotland. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. “When we put the first edition out 20 years ago, it was possible to say – with a few exceptions – that we covered just about everything that was commercially available. Then it does become more of an issue when you're dealing with contemporary music which you are ostensibly giving co-status with Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, whatever. We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. There are always people who were there who are still alive.”. Morton, for his part, seems fairly sanguine about any backlash. CRAZY JAZZ REFERENCE - ARTIST - TITLE - LABEL - PRICE - NUMBER OF DISCS - 9t h EDITION ADDITIONS - PLEASE CROSS CHECK WITH ENTRIES ON ARTIST OR LABEL LIST FOR CURRENT PRICE Published in 2008, the previous edition of the guide (then called The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings) clocked in at a whopping 1,600-plus pages. The current list available for download has been updated to include all CDs that have been given 4 stars in any edition of the guide up to and including the tenth edition. Book is in Used-Good condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Paperback. OK, it's a seminal masterpiece which continues to sell like shovels in a snow storm. In the meantime, for those readers whose copy of Kind of Blue stands forlornly on the shelf – you know who you are - let's not talk about dipping our toes here. Richard Cook and Brian Morton's Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to the music. 0141034017. When you get to the fifth and sixth editions they're absolutely massive books, as big as a paperback can be without exploding in your lap. Duke Ellington, "Isfahan" (The Far East Suite). He is the coauthor of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Where to start? European, Asian, African and Australasian contributions are important and welcomed, but they are still essentially footnotes to the main drama and will remain so for the conceivable future.” Some of my fellow Jazzwise scribes would express quite the opposite viewpoint – that the US tradition has ossified and that the real innovation is taking place in Europe. 0141034017. 0141014164 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz on Cd: Seventh Edition Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings by Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian - AbeBooks This is welcome enough, but I don't know why The Arts Desk doesn't give us more live jazz reviews - or, indeed, more book reviews. Richard Cook and Brian Morton’s Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is now firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. The following is a table of all of the albums that have been listed in various editions of The Penguin Guide to Jazz as belonging to a Core Collection. Well, with the publication this week of the 10th edition of the Penguin Jazz Guide – subtitled "The History of the Music in the 1001 Best Albums" - we now have an answer. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. They rightly pointed out that while I could write to Steve Lehman and ask him how things were in the studio that day, I couldn't write to Charlie Parker. Author! Django Bates, "Food for Plankton" (Summer Fruits (And Unrest)). It's a curious fact that, for whole swathes of the music-buying public, their jazz collection has never grown beyond the ubiquitous Kind of Blue. Buy the guide and jump in, the water's lovely. Published in 2008, the previous edition of the guide (then called The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings) clocked in at a whopping 1,600-plus pages. While the current darlings of the British scene - Empirical, Portico Quartet, Troyka, Led Bib - are conspicuous by their absence (Polar Bear's Dim Lit does sneak in), it's a delight to see the inclusion of Django Bates's Summer Fruits (And Unrest), the first part of his uniquely rewarding "Four Seasons" cycle. Publication Date: 2008 Penguin Guide to Jazz: Core Collection List. A+ Customer service! Anyone, Morton states in the preface, who argues that the centre of gravity in jazz has switched from the US to Europe “is either parti pris or else deluded. Much more controversial than the "who's in, who's not" game is the author's stance on US versus European jazz. Condition: Muy Bueno / Very Good. So, having become as big as it could possibly get, was the change in format – the new edition is a trim 800 pages – imposed by the publisher or a mutual decision? But why stop there? The Arts Desk will be covering the London Jazz Festival which starts this Friday - so more live jazz reviews coming v. soon. “Well, it's funny. Bennie Maupin, "Past + Present = Future" (The Jewel in the Lotus). Listening to “Food for Plankton” could permanently rewire your synapses. “It was something that Penguin were initially a bit resistant to. 9th. For this completely revised ninth edition, Richard Cook and Brian Morton have reassessed each artist's entry, and updated the text to incorporate thousands of additional CDs. It's a curious fact that, for whole swathes of the music-buying public, their jazz collection has never grown beyond the ubiquitous Kind of Blue. And has anyone ever bent a note more seductively? For information on ordering CDs listed here. There's a big middle ground of – I would never think of them as second-order musicians – not pioneers, let's say; the kind of people who make up the body of the music. Condition: Good. OK, it's a seminal masterpiece which continues to sell like shovels in a snow storm. The Ninth is an excellent continuation to the best publication for Jazz Collectors and new converts. Even then, we were getting letters from people running jazz labels in Krakow and Zagreb saying, 'You haven't covered any of our stuff.'". The result is an endlessly browsable companion for jazz aficionados and novices alike. Synopsis: The essential guide to recorded jazz, now in its ninth editionFirmly established as the world?s leading guide to jazz, this celebrated reference book is a mine of fascinating information and insightful?often wittily trenchant?criticism. There are few aspects of the music which are not laid out, or adumbrated, in his half-century of activity.” Reviewing Ellington's The Far East Suite, alto saxist Johnny Hodges's solo on “Isfahan” is memorably described as “like attar of roses, once smelt, impossible to forget”. Previously, a new edition of the Penguin Guide has emerged every 2 years, which means that one could have expected a 10th edition in 2010. Best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet work on Miles Davis's Bitches Brew and Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, Maupin's debut as leader is described as a record that “steals into the room and leaves again without introductions, but without attempting to be pointlessly enigmatic”. Penguin Books, 2008. Richard Cook and Brian Morton's Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in 1001 Best Albums is an indispensible guide to the recordings that every fan should know. 2010 Penguin Jazz Guide. Album: Nick Cave & Nicholas Lens - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Ninth Edition. About The Penguin Jazz Guide. The hope is, surely, that by restricting the vast world of jazz recordings to 1,001 Best Albums – any one of which is worth investigating – the book will attract new listeners to the music. “I'm not worried about it. But the kind of people who may get hot under the collar are already aficionados: they know every outtake Charlie Parker recorded, can tell you who played bari sax on Charles Mingus's The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, and can quote you the text printed on the sleeve of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme verbatim. Instead, the new title is The Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums (ISBN 978-0141048314). Get a weekly digest of our critical highlights in your inbox each Thursday! With something in the region of 14,000 CDs reviewed, this was clearly not a tome that was going to make it onto anyone's holiday reading list. Sell, buy or rent The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Ninth Edition 9780141034010 0141034017, we buy used or new for best buyback price with FREE shipping and offer great deals for buyers. The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which were (at the time of publication) currently available in Europe or the United States. The result is an endlessly browsable companion for jazz aficionados and novices alike. And then, inevitably, there has to be an area below that which is down to personal choice and preference, and it's in that area where – you talked about putting on the tin hat - we did get letters from people saying, 'It is an outrage that x is in and y is not.' Book Condition: Good, Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. The Penguin Jazz Guide: The 1001 Best Albums |, Jazz FM Awards 2019 - young guard triumphs, A Celebration of British Jazz, Ronnie Scott's, theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Django Bates, Part 1, theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Django Bates, Part 2, Soweto Kinch, Jazz Cafe review - instant karma in Camden, theartsdesk on Vinyl Christmas Special 2020: Donna Summer, Tom Sanders, The Kinks, Tru Thoughts, Spice Girls, Style Council and more, Album: Dolly Parton - A Dolly Holly Christmas, Album: Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman at Christmas, Album: Chris Kamara - ...And a Happy New Year. I've always said there are three bands of priority in the book. The "two of us" refers to Morton's erstwhile co-editor Richard Cook, who sadly succumbed to cancer in 2007. Paperback. It's also the 10th edition and, however spurious these things are, it's a round number and a big number and we all felt it would be nice to do something different. I have been acquiring The Penguin Guide to Jazz since the 4th Edition. PENGUIN. A+ Customer service! So it wasn't actually as difficult as you might think, up to the last 10 or 15 years. A word of warning: Bates (pictured below left) likes playing rhythmic games of a Stravinskian complexity. There are few aspects of the music which are not laid out, or adumbrated, in his half-century of activity, Ella Fitzgerald sang note-perfect improvisations with a sense of time almost unequalled by any comparable instrumentalist. The Ninth is an excellent continuation to the best publication for Jazz Collectors and new converts. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Crowns. “Both. Peter. This makes sense, although the lack of an index means that you're forever thumbing through the contents pages to find this or that recording. Quantitatively, there's far more going on in the US - it's still an American music in terms of its GNP. 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