Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist’s Life
by Mark Miller
In truth, he became a Nichols — by his own description a “jazzist” and by any other name a singular figure on the New York jazz scene of the 1950s. He composed and all too infrequently recorded music whose originality, modernity and humour — set him apart from his contemporaries.
Increasingly celebrated in the years since his death, Nichols is now honoured with this sympathetic and engaging biography.