“On my way home (from the launch), I dipped into Peter’s book, and emerged with nothing less than a sense of wonder. For my generation, it’s a fascinating and often moving step back in time. This marvellous book dwarfs any other biography ever written about a British jazz musician. It’s a monumental work.” Digby Fairweather: Musician and Founder of the National Jazz Archive and Jazz Centre UK.
“Phil’s drum exercises are fascinating. A real find.” Drummer Geoff Nicholls.
“The level of detail is astounding. It’s an impressive tome.” Paul Pace – Ronnie Scott Club.
“The book is magnificent and should be in the collection of all jazz lovers around the world.” Bass player Dave Green.
“I visited the Paris Drum Show to present Peter’s book to my friends and colleagues who were all over the moon with the content, photos and notes on what Phil was teaching.” Geoff Moss – France.
“I was thrilled to receive my copy of this weighty tome – a magnificent meticulously researched 750 page biography. If you have any interest in vintage British Modern Jazz you should definitely buy it.” Drummer Spike Wells.
“What Peter has achieved is quite remarkable and his book will always be there as the definitive document on the life of the greatest drummer ever produced by this country. It’s a cracking read!” Chris McGranaghan – Those Old Records.
“I want to congratulate Peter on his book. It is wonderful and a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s most influential and legendary jazz musicians.” Drummer Colin Schofield – USA.
“A fantastic book. An important new insight into a period of British music that is so special.” Drummer Steve Noble
“On behalf of the drum historians of the world – THANK YOU.” Mark Griffith – Editor-in-Chief Modern Drummer