The Guinness Jazz A-Z - Peter Clayton; Peter Gammond;Guinness Superlatives, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. A nice copy overall.
From the cover: “Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond — two of the most prolific and respected jazz broadcasters and writers — have here managed that rare achievement: a book of scholarship so filled with anecdotes, fascinating facts and entertaining insight, that both jazz aficionados as well as newcomers will recognize The Guinness Jazz A-Z is an un-put-down-able little classic.
Not only are there definitions of musical and technical terms but also, for example, explanations of how musicians derived their nicknames and jazz venues their titles. And, thankfully, Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond work the rich vein of slang, which is the essence of jazzspeak and which has found its way into the mainstream of language worldwide.”