The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Jazz


"Go from a jazz beginner to a jazz winner in just twelve tracks with the BBC's definitive jazz dozen playlist compiled and explained by Mr Jazz Record Requests, Radio 3’s very own Alyn Shipton. Never again will you be embarrassed by your total lack of jazz knowledge at the neighbourhood hipster get-together. So kick back, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple, don your plastic rimmed shades, black beret and polo neck and spin the metaphorical records that make up the Absolute Beginner’s playlist: From Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis by way of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald."

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