Buddy Bolden Says - By E.W. Russell
E.W. Russell has written a factional account of the life and times of Buddy Bolden, the legendary first King of Jazz. It is also a chronicle of race, sex and the uncomfortable realities of early (or turn of the century) 20th century New Orleans. E.W. Russell's account is unflinching and unnerving in its observations of this uniquely American gumbo. His unrelenting and politically incorrect portrait of this landscape, which is the setting for the tragedy and celebration of Buddy Bolden's life, loves an art, is evocative of the best of American realism. It is also a grippingly good story.