Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
I love jazz, and am a big fan of Duke Ellington, so I was very lucky to win this book in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Nixon and Ellington seem an unlikely combination, but this book shows how diplomatic the latter was; he really was friends with everyone. Edward Allan Faine did his research for sure, and every detail you can think of is included at least once somewhere in the book... more