One of the world's great alto saxophonists, Peter King writes frankly and revealingly about his life, his struggle with drugs and survival in jazz. He has performed or recorded with a galaxy of musical legends, many of whom became his close friends. Among those featured in his book are Bud Powell, Milt Jackson, Ray Charles, Anita O'Day, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Hampton Hawes, AI Haig, Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dakota Staton, Red Rodney, Jon Hendricks, Tony Bennett and Marlene Dietrich. He is also a composer working in both the jazz and classical fields.
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