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Richard Cook (1957-2007)

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 27 August 2007

THE DEATH of Richard Cook at the age of 49 robs us of one of the finest writers UK music journalism has produced. He was probably the most knowledgeable and erudite jazz critic we've had on this side of the Atlantic, and the Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (co-written with Brian Morton) remains an essential part of any self-respecting music library.

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