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  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe
  • Based on a work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year

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John Surman

John Surman

Read the Grove Jazz entry on the English saxophonist John Surman, updated and revised by Simon Adams a part of the Grove Music Online project to revise our Jazz content.

© Emile Holba

William Hooker

William Hooker

Read the Grove entry on drummer William Hooker, updated by Simon Adams as part of the Grove Music Online project to revise our Jazz content.

© Marek Lazarski

We are pleased to have published 26 updated and revised entries and refreshed data for 14 entries and images. We also updated the structure of 27 entries for this site update as part of a project to increase discoverability and navigability of the dictionary. Read more about the changes.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Grove Music Online.

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Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

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Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants to update your article(s)? Let us know.


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