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Great mag for UK jazz fans.
Of the jazz community, for the jazz community. I appreciate being treated as more than a customer - as a fellow enthusiast.
Having used them in the past, when I thought their postal charges were a little too high, I find them now a pleasure to deal with. A rapid response resulted in me having the book in a couple of days after placing the order.
Service rating : I was having difficulties placing my order via Jazzwise's website, something to do with my address or postcode, when after only a few minutes, my phone rang, and it was one of Jazzwise's helpful and happy chaps!!!!! He said he noticed my order attempts, and proceeded to take my order over the phone instead. He said that he would investigate and attempt to fix the problem. The book I ordered arrived the next day, even before they had sent the parcel dispatched notification/confirmation email.Product rating : This book is part of the recommended course material required on the RACC Intermediate Jazz Guitar course. It's very good. You can't get it from anywhere else other than the USA.
So far so good.
The website is informative and easy to navigate. The range of stock is huge.05-Nov-2012Service rating : The website is informative and easy to navigate. The range of products available is hugeProduct rating : This book is more or less essential to anyone learning the saxophone, although the writing is sometimes clumsy and some of the physiology is dubious. It is however the only publication I have come across which provides detailed information and practical help about breath control, use of the larynx, embouchure and tongue positions. Everything you need to know about how to improve the way you blow the thing.
Service rating : My product was delivered very quickly. There is a large selection of products to choose from.Product rating : Great book to learn usable guitar chord voicings. The chord boxes are quite small so a little bit hard to see but it's a very useful book
I messed up an internet order and had to phone instead. A VERY helpful chap sorted things out for me and the item was delivered the next day. Excellent service.
Excellent range and very good service. Shipping charges a bit steep compared to, say, Chappells.
Service rating : Excellent service, next day delivery!Product rating : As a shop, we obtained the book for a customer
An excellent and rapid service.
Ordered software which came promptly.
Service rating : Wish list :
" at the end of this material you should be able to ...
Play 3 jazz standard chord progressions all moveable shapes.
Write down the structure in AA B A sequence with USA chord notation
Transfer one of those chord progressions to a similar tune in AA B A.
Pre-requisites ...? What do I know.
Oh I fnally maybe have found in recent order : "All the shapes you are" + Herb Ellis
Its frustrating from all sources to learn guitar jazz or other. You can only look at the cover and give it a go. None have a real get started even though you cant read.
Can never give JW less than good because they are such nice people.
Not sure why same order delivered in two separate packages
PhilProduct rating : lets see. Looks best I've seen.
An excellent and helpful organisation
Service rating : A great site, with a pleasingly large range of products available.Product rating : I bought this book solely for The Sweet Time Suite, as it was advertised as including the full score for this work. However, only parts 1-4 are included, and not the final three movements, which was a great disappointment. Customers should be made aware that only the first four parts are included in the book to avoid any further disgruntlement.
Excellent array of products and services.
Really good range of books and very helpful staff...have been having problems with website orders to Jersey CI
fast and reliable, I hope that your offering continues to grow
Overall it is a well written and informative magazine
Service rating : have previously subscribed to magazine so used site principally to renew subscriptionProduct rating : Very happy to renew subscription. However not so happy to have to pay Royal Mail £1.50 because the magazine did not have sufficient postage (-50p) which also (greedily) incurred a "Handling Charge" of £1.
Have emailed Jazzwise but to date have received no reply and I will be really less than happy if they do not bother to reply
They had the product I was looking for. Good value and excellent delivery service.
Service rating : the mag is excellent.i like the cd revues.some very good articlesalthough some are a bit pretensious as they seem to be for musicians which i am notProduct rating : not a musician so ihave not bought any
Service rating : The magazine's CD reviews are indispensable to this collectorProduct rating : Has always worked effciciently
Ultra fast and precise! Very good service, will surely buy again!
lacks up to content on gigs and reviews
Service rating : Excellent magazine which provides hours of enjoyment. Well written and well organised. Price seems appropriate as this magazine is well printed with many colour photos. Provides an excellent view of what's happening in (mainly) modern jazz in the UK today, and through interviews, photographs & articles, the latest in Europe and the USA. Makes me feel 'in touch' with developments in jazz. Prompt reviews of the latest recordings on release in the UK. Good range of reviewers with a wide range of taste & experience in the music.
Not sure about 'The Colonel' and 'Art Failure' features - appear out-of-place in this magazine's style.
Particularly enjoy the 'Taking Off', 'Turning Point', 'The Player', and 'Books/DVD- Live reviews', 'Gigs guide' 'Charting the Jazz Message CD/LP listings' and 'Letters' pages. All part of what is the magazine's strongest point - Jazz is ALIVE and kicking ! and it smells good ! (Sorry, Frank). I look forward to its arrival every month.Product rating : Firstclass service. Very helpful on phone.
FINE INFORMATIVE MAGAZINE. GREAT ARTICLES. USEFUL CRITICISM
Service was first class. Ordered one day, book arrived next day as promised. Prices excellent. Will certainly use them again.
Service rating : A unique and highly valuable organisationProduct rating : Great magazine, articles and reviews are spot on. I didn't give an "excellent" rating for the following reasons: letters page is superfluous, and the letters usually just boring rants; the Colonel feature is unfunny, & detracts from overall tone; the listings pages are badly laid out, can't find anything easily. You could just drop all these and use the space for more interesting features.
As usual, the books arrived in no time at all, in perfect order. First class outfit.
They provide me with a service which is indespensible. I study jazz, I do not have a personal tutor so jazzwise is my main source of information and help.
The range of study materials Jazzwise provide for all instruments is impressive. I have also received intelligent suggestions from staff members when I asked for an opinion on a possible purchase I might make.
I had to wait far too long for the back issue I ordered.
Excellent website, easy to used witht he right quantity of information.
Two tutorials arrived safe and sound, and promptly. Thank you.
Great magazine, great service!
service always good
Service rating : goodProduct rating : the print is over inked, making the smaller symbols difficult to read
An estimable organisation!
Service rating : Well laid out
Easy to follow instructionsProduct rating : Well rounded coverage of the subject, a lot of which I'm not intersted in. However it is a broad subject and is well balanced
Amazingly quick service - very good.
Efficient, accessible. Very good range of merchandise, offering American music books unavailable elsewhere
Service rating : I have been a subscriber for many years - despite the cost.Product rating : I would be very interested in subscribing to a much cheaper, online, full content version.
Service rating : Was forwarded jazzwise link. Very quick, efficient and competitively priced.Product rating : Relatively inexperienced user found some of the chord symbols a bit ambiguous, otherwise very happy.
Service rating : a very good company.Product rating : FOR US WHO HAVE NOT A GOOD EAR I THINK A MORE OBVIOUS "COME IN POINT" ON THE CD WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. I HAVE BOUGHT SEVERAL PLAY ALONG BOOKS AND ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.
Easy to find what I want
You had a great selection of music which I couldn't find anywhere else and the delivery was really fast!
Service rating : Great store and website, postage just needs to be quicker if you're forced to pay at least £2.95 for first class.Product rating : Great arrangement and highly accurate to original score.
Service rating : Plus: quite good offer - only place I found..."Fabulous Baker Boys".
Minus: Prices dont seem adequate - paying more than 50Euro for less than 100pages isnt almost not affordableProduct rating : good notation - lousy price
First class service I will certainly use again
went fast , im glad!
I think some very well
Excellent choice of Big Band arrangements.Easy to order and prompt delivery, at a reasonable price
Keep it up!
Service rating : Excellent service. Friendly and efficient.Product rating : Everything about the transaction was perfect, but if there were any criticism it would be that the book was bent in top right hand corner,may have been postal service but slightly annoying esp for customer as it won't lay flat on music stand. BUT overall extremely satisfied.
I have used Jazzwise for many years now and
since the introduction of online purchase option
the service has been exceptionally good
Great resource for the Jazz musician.
great specialist publishes and service
A great asset and excellent spread of articles and materials for jazz musicians.
Service rating : I have been reading the magazine for the last 3 years. I look forward to reading it. i enjoy reading about new CD's and welcome the reviews. i also like to read about the re-issues. My only disappointment is that the gig list tends to concentrate on London venues, I know there are some from the south east and west, and the odd one from Manchester. I used to live in Essex, I relocated to the East Midlands in 2006. it is very rare to see any advertised gigs in my location. It has taken me years to find a jazz scene in Derby and Nottingham.Product rating : I have purchased Jamey Abersold products before and been happy. On this occasion, what I was most delighted by was how quickly it was delivered, and well packaged, the books were in perfect condition, not knocked about in the post.
1st. class service.
Service rating : description of product on web site was excellentProduct rating : I have had trouble loading material from disks 2 & 3 plus Amplitude will not run at all. I might have to buy a new pc to get it all to work.
I really rate the service that Jazzwise provides
Service rating : it has been 11 days since I ordered the cds... they haven't arrived yet. I think that for as much as you charge to ship them.... you must skim off the top on the postal charge... I've ordered things from New York and shipping cost half what you charge and it takes only a week to get here.Product rating : they haven't arrived yet.. but he is the best in the business
Excellent - don't stop the London Orchestration section!!!
Always give great service
A friendly, attentive and proactive service provide; my purchase was delivered promptly and I was kept up-to-date with my order. I shall not hesitate to do business with this company again.
A excellent company to deal with. Nothing is to much trouble for them.
Would throughly recommend them to anyone.
Great - prompt, reliable
Excellent review of UK and world jazz
Excellent source of top class sheet music.
Disappointed that they are going to end London Orch arrangements
It's a pretty good on-line service, with the usual limitations of buying remotely - eg not being able to see the merchandise before you buy.
Service rating : You are reviewing too many non-jazz CDs, which is misleading. Also, some of your ratings do not match the reviewers comments.
Overall, however, I enjoy the magazine, tho' printing white on odd coloured paper makes it hard to read stuff sometimes.Product rating : What products??? Didn't receive anything!!
Service rating : Excellent service, excellent price, competent support. Will definitely use again and recommend to others. I explored the offer and I am very impressed - originally I found Jazzwise through Google while looking for a good deal on Band in a Box, but I feel I'll become a repeat customer.Product rating : This is a great product. The difference in sound quality between the older versions and this one is incredible. PG Music also upgraded the product to the current 2012.5 version free of charge.
I appreciated all the help when Pay Pal was working right with your site.
I knew exactly what I wanted to buy and knew it was available through Jazzwise, but it was very difficult to find through the search facility on the Jw website. Maybe the items were classified under different names from the ones I was searching with - but there seemed no flexibility for different ways of referring to quite complicated book titles. If I'd been less sure that the books were on the site, I would have looked elsewhere.
I don't use the website. I would use the iPad app, but am not prepared to pay extra - every other journal I subscribe to allows full access as part of the non-digital sub. You guys are greedy!
Service rating : I love Jazzwise and have ordered books and music for my husband from their site for many years. It is so important to have specialists providing advice, an excellent range and good customer service. For example, one of the books was out of stock, and they made sure to get in touch and let me know when it would be in stock and if that would still be OK.Product rating : This was not for me (and I am not a musician), but the recipient was delighted!
I am an on line subscriber to Jazzwise. I enjoy the journal and have now gained access to it on my iPad as well.
The sevice is Excellent
Love the magazine and have copies since the start of publication
My favourite magazine, with intelligent journalists covering every type of jazz. I particularly like pieces young bands on the uk and scandinavian scenes.
The review section and new talent spots are my faves.
One drawback - the use of lots of small white type out of dark backgrounds is very difficult to read, and I presume your audience is largely made up of middle aged. with failing eyesight like myself. I notice you've had a slight redesign with the last issue - you could take it a bit further.Are you free Thurs 13 Sept?
Great service. Lots of books. all good.
Prompt delivery. Many thanks
Robbie Williams: Have You Met Miss Jones (Sheet Music for Big Band)
There were questions about possible incorrect harmonies.
No-one was interested even to check these, let alone correct them.
The clerk sent me a "joke" mail, in the name of his boss!
Very good service and product range.
Good quick service
Very good company to order products from. Website is very clear and helpful.
it is an excellent contact.
useful for news
It is my guide to gigs, new recordings, and reissues, and with interesting interviews and news, what more do I need.
I'm wondered that you are asking for feedback....I've got the message that the activities will be ended soon?
Fine magazine. Plenty of reviews - both ancient & modern - nicely opinionated and informative. Encourages and keeps in touch with the domestic scene.
The 'only' jazz journal.