An absolute must for jazz lovers and guitarists alike, this is the first book ever written which covers, in a definitive way, the guitar's role in jazz. This edition has been updated to include 90 new player/personality biographies, a new contemporary archtop photo gallery section, and over 250 new photographs.The main part of the book is devoted to over 300 detailed and updated biographies of the major jazz guitarists since 1895. In addition, it includes a chapter listing every important jazz guitar recording ever made, and a final section, "Sources of Supply", that ensures that nearly every record, book and piece of music listed can be obtained by the reader. This fourth edition also features new photos. ©1998, 404 pages.