Book by Porter, Roy, Keller, David
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Roy Porter was a famous jazz drummer and bandleader in the 1940s-60s.From Library Journal:
Jazz drummer Porter's career ranged from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s. He is probably best known for classic recordings made in 1946 with saxophonist Charlie Parker (originally released as 78's and now available on compact disc). In this autobiography, Porter reminisces about his years as part of the jazz/bebop scene. He credits drugs, alcohol, and two years in prison for sidetracking his career. These elements form an important focus of his mature years, contrasting heavily with an innocent youth spent in Depression-era Colorado Springs and at all-black Wiley College. Porter played many clubs with many different musicians over the years, and the long list of people and places he discusses will appeal only to readers familiar with the music. Slang is not always clear, and the excessive profanity becomes tiresome. Appropriate for comprehensive jazz collections.
- James E. Ross, Seattle P.L.
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