About the Author
Richard Havers was Universal Music’s jazz consultant. He produced box sets, including '100 Years of the Blues', 'Louis Armstrong – Ambassador of Jazz', 'Ella – The Voice of Jazz', 'Verve – The Sound of America', 'Blue Note’s Uncompromising Expression' and a ten-CD career retrospective of Nat King Cole. He wrote numerous sleeve notes and books to accompany album and DVD releases, including many for The Rolling Stones. A prolific music writer he won the Blues Foundation’s Award for Literature in 2002. His articles have been published in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Goldmine and Record Collector.
Herbert Herbie Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.