Trumpet blues has 28 ratings and 4 reviews paul said: a thorough look at harry james' life and career, but the narrative is too often a stream of minuti.
Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the big band era and few players dominated that era more than harry james, whose soaring trumpet. An engrossing, swinging biography of a jazz icon, this book traces the life of harry james, a trumpeter and bandleader who played in benny goodman's.
$3000 trumpet blues is an appropriate title for this book because it aptly describes both harry james music and his troubled, tumultuous life peter levinson's.
Like in many things in life, the truth about harry james lies outfit as well], but my introduction to that era came in the form of retrieved 78 rpm.