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Brian Morton (born 1954) is a Scottish writer, journalist and broadcaster, mainly specialising in jazz and modern literature. Born in Paisley, near Glasgow and raised in Dunoon, Morton was educated at Edinburgh University and taught in the late 1970s at the University of East Anglia (under Malcolm Bradbury) and the University of Tromsų in Norway.

A former Literary Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and contributor to The Times, he went freelance about 1992, returning to a Scottish base at around the same time.

From 1992 to 1997 Morton was the main presenter of Impressions for Radio 3, a fortnightly Jazz and improvised music programme. For more than a decade Morton was a familiar voice on music programmes and features on other arts related subjects on the London based BBC networks. For some years he was the presenter and producer of The Usual Suspects, subsequently The Brian Morton Show on BBC Radio Scotland, until 2003 when he resigned after criticising the BBC's art coverage. He currently writes and farms on the West of Scotland, with his wife, landscape photographer Sarah MacDonald. They have one son. Morton also has two older daughters.

He is co-author (with the late Richard Cook) of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (formerly ...on CD), whose ninth edition (undertaken single-handed following Cook's premature death in 2007) was published at the end of October 2008. He is also the author of The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Contemporary Music (1996), which covers modern classical music. Morton was a frequent contributor to Jazz Review magazine, he was briefly editor in 2008; the magazine was absorbed by Jazz Journal in 2009, for which Morton has written.

Morton's non-jazz books include translations from the Norwegian of Jonas Lie, Miles Davis (Haus Publishing), Prince: Thief in the Temple (Canongate Books) and Shostakovich (Haus). A short biography of the writer Edgar Allan Poe appeared in November 2009.

Brian Morton has been a 'Comment' columnist in the Scottish edition of the Observer newspaper and, like his American namesake, is an occasional contributor to The Nation magazine. Morton holds an honorary D.Litt. from the University of St Andrews, awarded on St Andrews Day, 2000, for services to Scottish broadcasting and cultural life.
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Total Books: 51
Prince A Thief in the Temple
2016 - Prince a Thief in the Temple (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781782119746
ISBN-10: 1782119744
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Florence Gordon
2015 - Florence Gordon (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780544570245
ISBN-10: 0544570243
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Gone in the Air The Life and Music of Eric Dolphy
2014 - Gone in the Air the Life and Music of Eric Dolphy [Popular Music History] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781845531652
ISBN-10: 1845531655
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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The Penguin Jazz Guide The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums
Edgar Allan Poe
2010 - Edgar Allan Poe [Life&Times] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905791521
ISBN-10: 1905791526
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Ninth Edition
2008 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Ninth Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780141034010
ISBN-10: 0141034017
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Woodrow Wilson United States of America Makers of the Modern World
2008 - Woodrow Wilson United States of America Makers of the Modern World [Haus Histories] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781905791620
ISBN-10: 1905791623
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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Plenty Plenty Rhythm
2008 - Plenty Plenty Rhythm (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192840929
ISBN-10: 0192840924
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Des liens trop fragiles
2008 - Des Liens Trop Fragiles [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782714443137
ISBN-10: 2714443133
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Breakable You
2007 - Breakable You (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156033176
ISBN-10: 0156033178
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Starting Out in the Evening
2007 - Starting Out in the Evening (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156033411
ISBN-10: 0156033410
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 14

Prince Thief in the Temple
2007 - Prince Thief in the Temple (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841958965
ISBN-10: 1841958964
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Shostakovich  His Life and Music
2007 - Shostakovich His Life and Music [Life & Times] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781904950509
ISBN-10: 1904950507
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Eighth Edition
2006 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Eighth Edition [Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780141023274
ISBN-10: 0141023279
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Breakable You
2006 - Breakable You (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780151011926
ISBN-10: 0151011923
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Miles Davis
2005 - Miles Davis [Life & Times] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904341789
ISBN-10: 1904341780
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD  Seventh Edition
2004 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz on Cd Seventh Edition [Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780141014166
ISBN-10: 0141014164
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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A Window Across the River
2004 - A Window Across the River (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156030120
ISBN-10: 0156030128
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 19

A Window Across the River
2003 - A Window Across the River (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780151007578
ISBN-10: 0151007578
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD Sixth Edition
2003 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz on Cd Sixth Edition [Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140515213
ISBN-10: 0140515216
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
2001 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz on Cd [Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 5th ed] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140514520
ISBN-10: 014051452X
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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1999 - Norman Mailer [Modern Fiction Series] (Paperback)
1999 - The Penguin Guide to Jazz on Compact Disc [Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Sax (Hardcover)