Like the music (and life) of its subject, Clark’s biography, which is supplemented by an admirably thorough discography, is single-minded, almost dogged, in its purpose: unsentimentally and dispassionately to document the career, in all its sometimes uncomfortable detail, of one of this country’s greatest musicians. It’s a considerable (and valuable) achievement.
London Jazz News

The pianist and composer had carved an indelible place for himself at UK jazz's top table, and this illuminating biography by his son Clark - a neat and attractively presented hardback - presents an unfailingly absorbing narrative recounting remarkable times.
The Beat