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My Life in Jazz

Length: 222 pages5 hours


This is the colourful account of swing trumpeter Max Kaminsky’s life on the road in the formative years of jazz. Originally published in 1963, Kaminsky reminisces about playing with many notables, including Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw, James P. Johnson, Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell, Artie Shaw and Jack Teagarden.

A wonderful autobiographical work.

“Max Kaminsky has written so realistically about the music world that you feel you, personally, were around for the whole great wonderful whirl!”—Jackie Gleason

“I found My Life in Jazz absorbing reading and a true representation of the music and the people of the period.”—Bing Crosby

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