Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and tireless champion of jazz, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of nine Grammy Awards. The artistic director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center program, he lives in New York.
Paul Rogers has created everything from billboard portraits at Dodger Stadium to a silkscreen portrait of Wynton Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He lives in Pasadena, California.
Electric. . . . This is a must for anyone who has ever been drawn
to a scat by Ella or a riff from Miles or who has whirled around
the dance floor courtesy of Count Basie. The passion for jazz
shared by this book's creators emanates from every page - and it's
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Fans of poetry, jazz, and modern art will love this book. . . .
Every page is a delight to behold.
--School Library Journal (starred review) At last: a jazz book that thrillingly, exhilaratingly, palpitatingly GETS it.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This striking book combines beautiful design, gorgeous illustrations, and remarkably clever text.
--Booklist (starred review)