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A fascinating insight into the world of Ronnie Scott's and some of Britain's greatest jazz legends
on 28 April 2009
Another reader has unkindly put highly critical and unhelpful reviews for all Godbolt's books and obviously has it in for the author.
Jim Godbolt is one of Britain's leading jazz historians. I read this great collection of interviews, in Jazz Farrago, after reading another of his books - "All this and many a dog", which tells the story of how he has lived and breathed the jazz scene for most of his life - starting off as the manager of George Webb's Dixielanders (Britain's pioneer traditional jazz band), then as agent for high profile band such as Wally Fawkes, before he edited Ronnie Scott's house magazine (JARS) for 26 years.
He writes with wisdom and wit, providing the reader with page turning, insider knowledge that takes you on a journey through the history of Ronnie Scotts with a good helping of chuckles along the way. If you want to know more about jazz - Godbolt is your man and his books are a must.