The jumpin’ blues
Brian Priestley [+]
Author, Journalist and Broadcaster
Brian Priestley is the co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz, now in its fourth edition, and the biographer of Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. He is a jazz pianist of note, specialising in the Ellingtonian repertoire, and has several CDs to his name. He is also a critic and reviewer for numerous magazines including Jazzwise, and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3.
First commercial recordings, playing with Dizzy Gillespie, touring, work with the Hines band, second marriage.