Handy resource for jazz listeners and hardcore fans.
Spanning players from eighty years of history this bold book steps forward and claims who are the greatest.
Compiled from an extensive survey conducted with the best jazz minds in the education publishing and entertainment worlds noted jazz journalist Gene Rizzo summarized the chosen and presents a concise bio on the essence of these jazz giants.
Choices were made on the basis of chops originality creativity and degree of influence.
This book will either confirm some readers' opinions or open debate with others but ultimately the book provides an impressive summary of the greatest jazz piano players of all time.
A photo accompanies each listing and landmark recordings are also listed.
Extra lists include the next twenty to be selected the top women players and an alphabetical list of all the other players considered.