By Ben Sidran
Publish 12 months note: First released March twenty fifth 2003 by means of Taylor alternate Publishing
Sidran's splendidly crafted memoir revisits the various diverse points of his existence and profession: As a performer, he has recorded with jazz icons (Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks) and rock legends (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Steve Miller); as a composer, he has scored movies (Hoop Dreams); and as a student he has written books and articles at the historical past of jazz and black tune in the USA.
With a charismatic and expert voice, Sidran illuminates scenes from his adolescence in Chicago and provides an within view of the recording undefined, additionally revealing an information of the heritage of Jewish contributions to jazz.
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