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Don Drummond book out

Published:Friday | August 23, 2013

Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist by Heather Augustyn has been published by McFarland Publishing.

The foreword is written by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. Through the words of Don Drummond's childhood friends, classmates, musicians, medical staff, legal counsel, and teachers, comes a first-hand story of his "unusual mind".

Heather Augustyn spent over two years researching and interviewing key people in Drummond's life to form this comprehensive biography, and travelled to Kingston twice to comb through archives and visit sites to construct the story. She interviewed former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson in his office in Kingston and dozens of others.

Augustyn is also author of Ska: An Oral History and Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation.