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Essential reading on Jazz and Vinyl
Brett Milano Vinyl Junkies
David Rosenthal Hard Bop
Richard Cook Blue Note Records
(LJC comment: the “rebirth” of Blue Note is perhaps wishful thinking. Little sign of anything of note)
Eric Nisenson Blue – The Murder of Jazz
Cook and Morton Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings
The Essential Reference not to be confused with How to Cook Penguins guide
Jazz on Record McCarthy, Morgan, Oliver, Harrison, published 1968, 2nd Edition
Alphabetic reference guide full of opinion about artists and their records. Amazing time machine, written contemporaneously with the golden years of jazz on record, and ends abruptly at 1967, by which time it was mostly “over” anyway. Strangest thing is that almost all the artists have a date of birth but no date of death, musically or medically.
Can not be easy to find as the book itself is 45 years old, but there were some copies on Amazon here in UK, a nice hardback which I bought, and some well-thumbed paperbacks for just a few pounds. Good to get a take that’s different from the ubiquitous Scott Yannow’s All Music view of the world. Hat tip to LJC poster Ethan Gamache for the recommendation.