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Myself Among Others: A Life In Music Paperback – April 13, 2004
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"A fascinating personal memoir from the premier producer of jazz events throughout the world...a page turner." -- Jazz Notes March/April 2004
"A music lover's treasure trove." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Wein is one of the two or three most important people in the history of jazz...Fascinating...Essential." -- Choice December 2003
"Wein preside[d] over hundreds of memorable performances, some of them-like Duke Ellington's career-reviving appearance in '56-now legendary." -- Jazziz April 2004
"Wein's prose is active, direct, and unflinchingly honest...A tale worth telling-and reading." -- Jazziz January 2004
"[A] charming, informative, conversational and opinionated memoir...filled with fine stories and colorful personalities...Heartfelt and highly readable." -- January Magazine December 2003
"[A] welcome addition to any jazz lover's bookshelf." -- Hartford Courant 12/07/03
"[This] autobiography has the musical pulse of a great concert. It's a literary festival, a feast of fascinating information." -- Variety 12/22/03
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I gathered much from the book and passed it along to one of my bandmates who is the festival director for the "JuneTeenth Jazz Festival" each year in Arizona.
This is a very entertaining book for music lovers of all stripes but will have special significance for the jazz lover since George Wein is clearly a jazz lover and speaks the language. A great book.
Just keep in mind that it's an autobiography so he is rarely self critical.
I even learned things I did not want to know about my idols. That is a must read book for anyone who has any warm corner in his heart for the "classical music of America."