This was a fun and fascinating autobiography of one of the jazz legends. Horace Silver really does get down to the nitty gritty in this book with his many anecdotes of growing up and living the jazz life. He introduces us to many of the jazz greats he worked with and gives us a view of many aspects of the music industry. This book also has a huge discography and and excellent afterward by Phil Pastras. Highly recommended to anyone interested in music and in jazz in particular.