By Ben Sidran

**Publish 12 months note:** First released March twenty fifth 2003 by way of Taylor alternate Publishing

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Sidran's splendidly crafted memoir revisits the various various points of his lifestyles and occupation: As a performer, he has recorded with jazz icons (Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks) and rock legends (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Steve Miller); as a composer, he has scored motion pictures (Hoop Dreams); and as a student he has written books and articles at the heritage of jazz and black track in the United States.

With a charismatic and trained voice, Sidran illuminates scenes from his adolescence in Chicago and offers an inside of view of the recording undefined, additionally revealing an expertise of the historical past of Jewish contributions to jazz.

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