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The McJazz Manuscripts: A Collection of the Writings of Sandy Brown (Faber Finds) by Sandy Brown (18-Sep-2008) Paperback Paperback – 1600
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Genius and Schizophrenia Wonderfully Melded
January 26, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Sandy Brown was a genius who suffered from schizophrenia, alcoholism, hypochondria and paranoia. Born in India he had to learn English in Scotland the hard way. While doing that he taught himself how to play the clarinet and became one of Europe's most well know jazz musicians in the 1950s and 60s. The interesting thing about the book is it is narrated by a person Brown invented whom he named Alistair Babb. Babb, he said, lived inside him and went with him everywhere. That narration causes the book to have a most unique and fascinating style unlike anything you ever read, as the subject, Sandy Brown, is spoken of in the third person by his alter-ego. Do not skip the introduction. It is the key to understanding the book. A journey through the smoky clubs and drunken mazes of Edinburg, Scotland in the 50s and 60s where Brown hired a young Sean Connery to beat up the toughs that disrupted his concerts. Enjoy.