Jazz and Cricket - An Unlikely Combination by Matthew Wright

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Jazz and Cricket - An Unlikely Combination
A new book by Matthew Wright
Published by Cadillac Music & Publishing Ltd.
75pp including colour and black and white photographs

Links between cricket and music have been written about at some length, as has the importance of calypso, but little has appeared to document the affinity between cricket and jazz.
This book redresses the balance with reference to those involved in both, through history and anecdotes, and in the social background of their parallel development.
Read about....

the saxophonist who took a Test match hat-trick
the jazz club that made the West Indian team honorary members
the trombonist tipped as a future England wicket-keeper
the bowler who became a highly regarded bassist in New York
the tenor player who wrote a tune dedicated to spin bowler Jim Laker
the Indian batsman who was given a signed photo by Ella Fitzgerald
.....and much more!

“...the most outré title I’ve come across recently and also one of the year’s most unexpected joys was Matthew Wright’s brief and marvellous Jazz and Cricket. Any book that gives Frank Parr his due and mentions the other Charlie Parker is to be welcomed. ‘Oh, play that thing!'” Paul Edwards, The Cricketer books of the year

“Splendidly offbeat and quirky.....an excellent read” Martin Chandler, Cricketweb.net

“Beautifully researched and written with real affection.” Composer Gavin Bryars

“Thorough research, deep knowledge and clear fondness for both jazz and cricket radiate throughout this book. It is definitely not one to be missed, whether you are a jazz-lover, a cricket-lover or (more likely than I thought) both!” Betsy Bell, Jazz Journal

“Vividly evokes the links between the music and the sport” Chris Searle, Morning Star

“Thoughtful and insightful” Mary James, London Jazz News

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John Jack founded Cadillac Records in 1973 to independently release Mike Westbrook’s music when major labels turned their back on jazz. One of the UK’s first DIY labels, Cadillac went on to build a catalogue with albums by Ken Colyer, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey & Mike Osborne, Dave Holdsworth/Liane Carroll Quartet, Bobby Wellins Quartet, David Murray & Dudu Pukwana among others. ... more

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