Picks and Pans Review: Jazz

updated 12/20/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/20/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

by John Fordham

Bebop, Blakey, blues and roots; improv, tunes and axes. Jazz will never be easy to define, but with Fordham's flashy treasury of techniques, history, styles and players, even squares can hang. Of course, listening remains the way to learn. (Dorling Kindersley, $29.95)

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