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A discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to 2003. It provides a detailed listing of recording sessions, including musicians and their instruments, tune names, and much more. It's not very intuitive to use, though, so here's a guide.
NOTE: The discography does not have playable music tracks, only a listing of the information above.
All Music Guide to Jazz by Vladimir Bogdanov (Editor); Chris Woodstra (Editor); Stephen Thomas Erlewine (Editor)
Call Number: Ref ML156.4.J3 A45 2002
Publication Date: 2002
A survey of important and popular jazz recordings. PLEASE NOTE: This most recent print edition is from 2002; some information may be out of date. Older editions of this book are also available in the library.
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings by Brian Morton; Richard Cook; R. M. Cook
Call Number: Ref ML156.4.J3 C67 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-28
A survey of important and popular jazz recordings. PLEASE NOTE: This edition is from 2006; some information may be out of date. Older editions of this book are also available in the library.
The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz by Barry D. Kernfeld
Call Number: Ref ML156.4.J3 B66 1995
Publication Date: 1996-01-17
A survey of important and popular jazz recordings. PLEASE NOTE: This most recent print edition is from 1995; some information may be out of date.
To find reviews of recordings, type in the name of the recording or artist. In the next box type "reviews" and then select "SU Subject Terms" from the drop-down list that normally says "Select a field."
This allows you to search the titles and descriptions of popular magazines as far back as 1890. Keep your keywords pretty general (as this was not designed specifically for music research) and include the keyword "review." Then use the Find It button to gain access to the articles themselves.