Spanning players from eighty years of history, this bold book gives you the lives, sounds and styles of the very best Jazz Piano stars of all time.
Compiled from an extensive survey conducted with the best jazz minds in education, publishing, and entertainment, noted jazz journalist Gene Rizzo presents a set of concise and captivating biographies, discovering the essence of these Jazz giants. Gathered on the basis of chops, originality, creativity, and degree of influence, this selection of characters is bound to confirm some readers' opinions and open debate with others. An impressive summary of the greatest Jazz Piano players of all time, from the classical elegance of Bill Evans to the unpredictable BeBop funk of Thelonious Monk.
- A photo accompanies each listing
- Landmark recordings and other listening suggestions are included