Throughout the book, there's much useful discussion about the philosophy of music-making.
The way you organized it makes it easy to read, and there's so much historical information, as well as, a real look into Lee's thinking and approach to life and music.
In addition to the interviews with Mr. Konitz, there are a number of shorter interviews with other musicians, which are also intriguing.
Improvisational music followers will find much of value in these insightful, opinionated, inspired, grouchy and ultimately humble transcribed conversations with Lee Konitz. Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by Jeffrey W. Jarvis
This was a fascinating read on so many levels. The unique format (short interviews with various musicians - from Sonny Rollins, to Ornette, to Bill Frisell and Wayne - along with... Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by R. Noble
I found this book to be one of the most clear, informative and honest books in jazz literature that I have ever read. Read morePublished on April 21, 2008 by Alister M Spence
This is clearly one of the best books about jazz I ever red. I'd put it next to P.Pettinger's "How My Heart Sings", J Szwed's "Space Is The Place" or E.Jost's "Free Jazz". Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by O. Alessandro