John F. Szwed is Professor of Anthropology, Afro-American Studies, Music, and American Studies at Yale University. He has written about music for many publications, including the New York Times, Musician, and the Boston Phoenix. He lives in Trumbull, Connecticut.
* Those who read this book will be spellbound The Voice a brilliant book, a sprawling, curlicued, swinging account of an extraordinary man's great adventure with a bunch of ideas that made sense to him out of a senseless world Independent on Sunday * this is the year's best jazz biography Evening Standard * one of the best books ever written about anything The Idler * Quite possibly the most inspirational music biography ever written - Essential. MUZIK