– The history of jazz from its beginnings to its present day.
– Recounts the history of jazz from its beginnings to the present day through the lives of 12 great jazz-men, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.
– Draws on the author's interviews with jazz musicians and key witnesses, many recorded here for the first time.
– Sets their lives against the background of social history, particularly slavery and the rise of the Civil Rights movement.
Size: 8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in
Pages: 240 p