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A wonderful insight about Paul. He's complicated, lovable, and a bit self-consious. The auther did a great job.Published 2 months ago by Mert
This is without a doubt the best biography that I have read about a jazz musician. Doug Ramsey knew Paul Desmond personally for years and is a musician as well as a journalist so... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rick loves jazz
A wonderful book. Desmond is such a tragic figure and yet there are moments when I laughed out loud. His father Emil could use a biography. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Frank Jellison
Excellent book. Kindle edition needs a good proof reader! Lots of typos..Published 9 months ago by Gms
Doug Ramsey's biography comes from history and the heart. When you listened to Paul play, especially in my view when he played with Jim Hall, here was a man of sensitivity and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Phillyboy in the Yucatan
Jazz, to a half-time lip reader sounds like-feels like someone dumping a piano out of a six story window into a pile of plastic bongo-drums. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Al Topping
Fascinating, tender, gets into history and musical technique. Seriously well put together book.Published 14 months ago by David Schieber
Excellent biography of my all-time favorite jazz alto saxophonist. R.I.P. Paul. You left us too soon.Published 14 months ago by William Gowers