A Life in Jazz By Danny Barker
An elder statesman of jazz and the man credited with saving
New Orleans's brass band tradition, Danny Barker (1909-1994) spent
more than 60 years as a working musician, appearing on more than
a thousand recordings and penning dozens of original songs. This new illustrated edition of his autobiography, A Life in Jazz, brings
Barker's story back into print and adds fresh insight into his legacy.
Buy your copy today at www.hnoc.org/shop, independent bookstores, and major online retailers.
"Danny was a charACTOR and a half. He was a spiritualized
guy, and he could always find something to write on.
Danny was a blessing."
-Dr. John, Grammy-winning musician and songwriter
"A Life in Jazz is a fantastic narrative that offers not only a
window onto the history of New Orleans jazz and New Orleans culture, but also into the heart and mind of Danny Barker. He single-handedly, through an intervention, saved the tradition of New Orleans brass bands in the 1970s."
-Bruce Raeburn, curator, Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University
A Life in Jazz By Danny Barker