Michael Garrick: Dusk Fire - Jazz in English Hands
This autobiography of veteran pianist and bandleader Michael Garrick was first published in May 2010. Garrick shares his story and many experiences as one of the key players, leaders and educators of British jazz in the 1950s and 1960s. Includes appendices with Garrick’s letters to the Associated Board and articles on rhythm and harmony.
Hardback, 260 pages
‘The combination of a wise and well-rounded autobiography with the intellectually rigorous yet reader-friendly analysis which distinguishes the appendices makes Dusk Fire one of the essential volumes of recent times.’ - Michael Tucker Jazz Journal
‘When the big Audit is done Britain may well find itself in trouble for not having disclosed a national asset on the scale of Michael Garrick.’ - Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
‘Mike’s inventiveness, wit and zest for musical exploration is little short of uncanny.’ - Humphrey Lyttelton
‘Garrick’s work is arguably without parallel…It’s jazz that provides the means of propulsion in this tale and Garrick tells the story of British modern jazz in the 1950s and 60s as a “participant” music as well as anyone I’ve come across.’ - Duncan Heining Sendmemusic
‘Truly of world class.’ - Sir John Dankworth