I remember you
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.
West Coast engagements, financial and domestic disruptions including death of his daughter, and suicide attempt leading up to this death from pneumonia at the age of 3 on March 12 1955.