Jazz Talking: Profiles, Interviews, and Other Riffs on Jazz Musicians by Max Jones

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Max Jones, known affectionately as "the Boswell of bebop" (Time Out), was famed in England for nearly four decades of insightful, ardent writing on jazz. Here are the voices of jazz -- Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, and Mary Lou Williams, to name but a few -- in conversation with Jones, who could turn a casual chat into an indelible portrait and who gives readers a view of these musicians they have never had before.

Da Capo: 2000.
ISBN: 9780306809484. 304 pp.
Softcover. Very good.