Praise for the previous edition "Guarantees up to a thousand laughs...recommended without reservation."--Los Angeles Times
"Read this somewhere where you're not afraid to be seen laughing out loud.... Everyone should be able to find something to like in this rich collection."--Library Journal
"When Bill Crow's book was published in 1990 it became an instant classic. Now I am in pain with sore ribs from reading its [expanded] successor. There's something hilarious from every corner of jazz and all the accounts are vivid and lucid [due to] Crow's elegant and erudite style of writing. I know from experience how difficult it is to re-write anecdotes that others have told. Crow does it admirably and masterfully. It would be impossible not to enjoy the book. It has the unintended function of serving as a great reference work, too. My compliments to the chef."--Steve Voce, Duke Ellington Music Society
About the Author
Bill Crow is a free-lance musician in the New York City area. He writes a monthly humor column for Allegro, published monthly by Local 802, American Federation of Musicians.