New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1961. Hardcover. 287p., hardbound first edition, boards covered in two fabrics, in dust jacket that is not price-clipped. A very good copy indeed, with Dutton's review slip and author photo laid in. European American novelist's story of a black jazz musician brought down by "hipsters and beats who are as hung up on him as he is on heroin." - dj Author Russell "recorded many of the leading jazz figures of the 1940's, including Charley Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for his successful one-man label, Dial"