Ninth edition, published in 2008 by Penguin. Contains a comprehensive 100 page index.
Widely regarded as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, this edition contains artist biographies, full line-ups, critical ratings and the authors' personal selection of essential recordings. A fascinating, detailed volume, with insightful information and critiques. 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.
The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. 14,000 CDs reviewed 2,000 new discs in this edition Over 400 new artist listings.
"It's the kind of book that you'll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later" (Fortune). "Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides ... This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don't come close" (Irish Times).
In great condition, very minor creasing to spine, otherwise very good.