Music Journalism A-Z – Scott Yanow

Scott Yanow

Photo: Here's a picture of my sweetie Scott Yanow that I took today.  This picture will be on the back cover of his new book, The Great Jazz Guitarists that will be coming out this spring!  It's his 11th book.Scott Yanow is a prolific American jazz historian and journalist. He is known for his many contributions to the Allmusic Website (See Scott’s Biography and Desert Island selections). He has written ten books on jazz and produced extensive library of jazz recording reviews for over 30 years. He has also created over 600 liner notes for various record labels.

His CD reviews are found at LA Scene a monthly West Coast jazz paper.


  • Jazz On Film
  • Duke Ellington
  • Swing
  • Bebop
  • Afro-Cuban JazzISBN 0-87930-619-X (2000)
  • Trumpet Kings
  • Classic Jazz
  • Jazz: A Regional Exploration
  • Jazz On Record 1917-76

The talented Dutch photographer Jaap van de Klomp traveled the world taking beautiful photos of the graves of scores of jazz immortals. The pictures along with 180 jazz musician biographies became the book,  Jazz Lives – Till We Shall Meet And Never Part.

Charlie Parker

Scott’s 11th book, The Great Jazz Guitarists Publisher: Backbeat Books will be coming out very soon! Scheduled Release Date: 4/2/2013

The Great Jazz Guitarists

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