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king ubu:
lately, I found this one excellent:

then, I'm halfway through this and it's excellent:

then, the book that definitely moved me most in quite some time - not about jazz, but I think of plenty of relevance still:

Also, if you want to dig deeper into Bebop, Ira Gitler's two books (Masters and Swing to Bop) are excellent.

And then there's Charles Mingus' great "Beneath the Underdog" ...

XB-70 Valkyrie:
Great suggestions, thanks.

BTW, I'm currently writing a book called Stolon Moments about sod-forming grasses.

Forgot to mention Herbie Hancock's autobiography that I read recently called "Possibilities". It is pretty good.

If you like Haruki Murakami, he has a short book called "Jazz portraits", where he talks about different jazz recordings and his personal relationship to them. It's good.

king ubu:
following up on Caylor (which was just published for the first time) who did his interviews in 1964/65 as an outsider and a person with large interests in all things arts, culture etc. (he is an architect by profession and did the interviews besides that) - there's also this here, with some great interviews done by Art Taylor (the drummer):


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