I grew up listening to big band music that my father loves. I've read books about swing artists & always enjoyed many of the artists listed above. I missed the PBS program - might go looking for it to see it now. LeVar Burton is uncredited as the narrator but that's who it is. He does a very nice job. I had 2 minor, tiny problems - with his tone inflections, it was hard to hear him when he got very soft (car noise, hearing aids) & sometimes his raspy, whispery take on Louis Armstrong & Miles Davis grated a bit, but overall he did an excellent job. My one wish listening to this was that the pieces referenced would be played so we could hear just what the authors meant - but that would easily double the length of the book so I'll have to search these cuts out for myself. There were names not mentioned that I wish I'd heard but overall, I learned a lot & thoroughly enjoyed it!
Outstanding reader! Excellent production. I only wish that more of the music was included in the story.
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