Mitchell & Ruff: An American Profile in Jazz
Jazz came to China for the first time on the afternoon of June 2, 1981, when the American bassist and French-horn player Willie Ruff introduced himself and his partner, the pianist Dwike Mitchell, to several hundred students and professors who were crowded into a large room at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Probably they were not surprised to find that the two musicians were black. . . .What they undoubtedly didn't expect was that Ruff would talk to them in Chinese. - from Chapter 1, "Shanghai"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing
Willie Ruff and Dwike Mitchell have had a lot to say in their music, and presumbaly elsewhere too. Unfortunately, this book reveals hardly a particle of all that. It's as if the writing of this book ... Read full review
Mitchell & Ruff: an American profile in jazzUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff comprise one of the most distinctive musical teams in popular music. Piano and bass (also French horn) players, respectively, these jazzmen have been playing together ... Read full review