I Blew it My Way: Bebop, Big Bands and Sinatra

Vic Ash has worked with the great popular musicians and entertainers - Fred Astaire, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley MacLaine, George Shearing, Sarah Vaughan and many others - and for more than twenty years with 'old blue eyes' himself, Frank Sinatra. As a first choice saxophonist and clarinettist for the orchestras that accompany the stars, he has been close to them on stage and off. In this book, he tells his fascinating stories of the show business life. But, above all, Vic's career has been at the centre of modern jazz in Britain. From the days of London's legendary birthplace of bop - the Club Eleven - through to his associations with Tubby Hayes, Victor Feldman, John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and other jazz stars, he has been a widely respected soloist and bandleader. Today, he is as busy as ever with his own group and the BBC Big Band. It includes 'Preface' by Michael Parkinson.