Why this book?
This classic work vividly captures the language and color of the Thirties jazz scene straight from the horse’s mouth; loquacious and colorful pioneer saxophonist Mezzrow, who was best known among his crowd as their pot dealer. Director Phil Kaufman expressed some interest in the property years ago, but it remains a movie waiting to be made—an utterly evocative portrait of a time and place (and mentality) of a unique and distinctive moment in American history. Mezzrow was right in the center of the whole scene and he knew everybody. “I guess I must be the sociable type,” he writes, “My list of associates was beginning to look like a Barbary Coast police blotter on a Saturday night.”
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Really the Blues (90) by Mezzrow, Mezz - Wolfe, Bernard [Paperback (2001)]