Lilian Terry has been active in the European Jazz field since the late 1950s as a singer, journalist, producer, Italian radio and TV personality, and concert organizer.
"Terry's book illuminates the artistic outlooks and personal values of well-known jazz musicians. Much of this book 's uniqueness and appeal comes from the author 's trusted relationships with her subjects. They opened up to her in ways that they did not to conventional interviewers." Â --Carl Woideck, author of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life "Praise for Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends : Ã·Lively, well-written, and engaging. Lilian Terry has written nuanced portraits gained from the affection and trust these artists placed in her personally, as a professional in her field, as well as being a talented jazz singer. These writings uniformly go beyond these artists as stars to what makes them human. There is a lot of jazz history here."--Tad Hershorn, author of Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice "Praise for Lilian Terry: Ã·Lilian Terry is of the music and for the music and she has the talent to use what she has learned in telling a story. There are a mess of wannabees who try so hard to be hip that they end up in the corn field. The bonafides are few and far between. Lil is the real deal."--Ira Gitler "Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray and Friends offers a positive glimpse into the world of beloved jazz artist personalities with amusing anecdotes. From Ellington's poetry to conversations with Roach, Charles, Silver, and Gillespie, Terry's shared experiences and interviews present a captivating look into the world of jazz and its private moments."--DownBeat