DON DRUMMOND: Genius and Tragedy

Thank you, Paul Bradshaw, for your thoughtful review of my book.

‘Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist’ is a brand new book that gets to grips with the tragic life of the legendary Skatalites trombonist.

Don D bookScanning through a catalogue of forthcoming books from McFarland, a US publisher who foster an impressive array of writing on jazz, I came across a book on Don Drummond. I was excited. Seriously excited! At last, a book on Jamiaca’s finest trombonist, the enigmatic nusician responsible for incredible tunes like ‘Far East’,’Confucious’,’Smiling’,’Don Cosmic’, ‘This Man Is Back’… and the rest.

Written by Heather Augustyn and featuring a foreword by Delfeayo Marsalis – Wynton’s trombone playing brother – this book, ‘Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist’, is a vital piece of writing and research that delves deep into the pre and post-independence Jamaica to illuminate the tragic life of this tortured but incredible musician.

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