Rockers, Jazzbos, Visionaries

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Probing interviews with thirty-six outspoken and significant figures in their respective musical idioms make this book scintillating reading for music fans of any genre.Drawn from the author's rich interviews conducted from 1980 to the present for various publications, this collection is spiced with wit and insight that often connects musical considerations to the sociopolitical context. Individually, each captures a moment in time; collectively, they present an overview of the thinking that has driven some of music's most interesting and gifted artists, including Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Wynton Marsalis, and Frank Zappa.Bill Milkowski, author of "Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, " and producer of "All Sides Now, " the debut release of jazz guitarist Pat Marino on Blue Note Records, writes regularly for seven music magazines, including "Jazz Times", "Pulse", and "Audio", and reports for foreign publications such as Japan's "Swing Journal", Italy's "Guitar Club", and Germany's "Jazz Thing". His articles also appear in "Billboard", "Interview" and other publications. ©1998, 288 pages.