The thing missing from the book is the other interviews; the book is not written in a novel style.
The fact that Taylor was friends and colleagues with the musicians he interviewed gives this book an intimate feel.
A genuinely fascinating collection of interviews with some of the most important jazz figures of the 1950s-60s.
Most of the interviews turned to rants from disgruntled musicians, extra words to submit, it, was, to, and, the, aPublished 16 months ago by Nick
I havent read all of the pages but what i have read is very good for musicans and everyone else who are interested in music. Read morePublished 17 months ago by T. Engan
This collection of interviews is a treasure trove for curious musicians and music lovers, and students and researchers of African-America culture during the twentieth century. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Mike Tarrani
Simply a classic! There is no other book written on jazz that even comes close. A.T.'s questions were intelligent, pointed and insightful. I loved the interview format. Read morePublished on May 4, 2004 by Reginald Timpson