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Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist

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Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist Heather Augustyn 233 pages ISBN: #978-0-7864-7547-6 McFarland 2013 Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist--Heather Augustyn's study of the late and extraordinarily gifted Jamaican trombonist, composer and ska pioneer is exceptionally well-researched and very ...

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Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation

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Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation Heather Augustyn 163 pages ISBN: # 978-0-8108-8449-6 Scarecrow 2013 Heather Augustyn's Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist offers an excellent study of a gifted but troubled man that succeeds both as analysis and narrative. By contrast, Ska: The Rhythm ...

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Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist

Read "Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist" reviewed by Heather Augustyn

The following is an excerpt from the “The Known and Unknown" chapter of Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist by Heather Augustyn (Foreword by Delfeayo Marsalis) (McFarland, 2013). Late one evening in 1985, I was returning to the Brooklyn residence of my eldest brothers Branford and Wynton from a ...

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Don Drummond: The Genius And Tragedy Of The World’s Greatest Trombonist By Heather Augustyn With Foreword By Delfeayo Marsalis Released

Don Drummond: The Genius And Tragedy Of The World’s Greatest Trombonist By Heather Augustyn With Foreword By Delfeayo Marsalis Released

Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist by Heather Augustyn has been published by McFarland Publishing and is now available. The book is a comprehensive biography of a brilliant musician and his lover who forever shaped the course of ska, reggae, and popular music worldwide despite poverty, class separation, mental illness, racial ...


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