Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and long-term aficionados to seek out.
There have been hundreds of thousands of books about music and here are some of the best music books you’ve may never have read.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
Fanzines’ importance shouldn’t be underestimated: esteemed authors such as Greil Marcus and Danny Baker first cut their teeth writing for a variety of them.
Vivid and evocative, the best illustrated music books bring history back to life both for those who missed it and those who wish to relive it.
Music magazines have long held a place in fans’ hearts. In an increasingly digital world, the likes of the sorely missed ‘Village Voice’ remain much-loved.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.