Listen To This
Title: Listen to This Binding: Paperback Author: Alex Ross Publisher: Fourth Estate
Featured in a BBC Radio 4 Documentary on New Year's Eve 2012! The hour-long documentary, hosted by Mark Radcliffe, featured interviews with many of Roger's protegees and admirers, as well as close friend Bill Sykes, author of 'Sit Down! Listen to This!' Roger Eagle was a towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely his influence straddled the cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool.
"Listen to This" stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis's watershed 1969 album, "Bitches Brew." Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926-1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African-American consciousness.