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A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth centurys greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being recorded seemingly by almost every artist and band or trio, its very hard to know where to start or to improve a CD collection.

The Essential Jazz Recordings provides a trustworthy, concise guide, heavily skewed to Porters personal favourites and showcasing Canadian talent where its merited. With background information on the music, the artist, and the recording, Porter explains the unique merits of each recording, from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday to Diana Krall. With this guide, dedicated jazz aficionados can ensure a complete collection and novices can expand their knowledge. Both will hugely enjoy the musical riches in The Essential Jazz Recordings.

About the Author

Ross Porter, the man with the distinctive voice, is president and CEO of JAZZ.FM91, “Canadas premier jazz

station,” which has undergone a renaissance since his arrival in 2004. Previously, he was the host and producer of CBC Radio Twos Afterhours and later headed up the specialty TV channel Cool TV. Recently he was presented with the CanWest Global Award for outstanding contribution to jazz, and in February 2002 he was voted the top broadcaster at the first National Jazz Awards. Ross Porter lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771070327
Author:
Porter, Ross
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Discography & Buyer's Guides
Subject:
Compact discs
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.52x6.34x.61 in. .73 lbs.

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