Early Praise for The Landfill Chronicles

Book Reviews

“Dan Ouellette has enjoyed an almost unparalleled access to the greatest musicians of our time. The stories he weaves in this book will considerably heighten your appreciation of their lives and music. It’s essential reading.”

– Don Was, musician, producer, president of Blue Note Records

“Dan Ouellette’s The Landfill Chronicles is a must-read collection of conversational encounters…”

– Joe Lovano, Grammy-winning saxophonist

“These stories are captivating! Reliving my incredible Genoa experience through Dan’s perspective…”

– Regina Carter, MacArthur Genius

“There is so much absolutely essential American musical history in this collection of insightful essays and interviews by my fellow jazz warrior Dan Ouellette. The personal portraits of John Abercrombie, Carla Bley, Bobby Hutcherson, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner are both illuminating and moving, and the no-holds-barred Blindfold Test with Freddie Hubbard rings especially true for me.”

– Todd Barkan, NEA Jazz Master, proprietor, Keystone Korner Baltimore

“Ouellette performs a critical service in preserving the legacies of these musical masters.”

– Emmet Cohen, pianist, creator, Live from Emmet’s Place

“It is a thrill to read Dan Ouellette’s valuable tales of some of our finest musicians.”

– Ethan Iverson, pianist, writer, Blue Note Records recording artist

“Dan puts musicians at ease and gives them the space to talk freely, and by doing so triggers them to reveal quite a bit of themselves. His interviews, like the Freddie Hubbard DownBeat Blindfold test have always been a pleasure. That’s why I invited him to North Sea Jazz.”

– Michelle Kuypers, program manager, North Sea Jazz Festival

“What astounds me about Dan’s interviewing is the depth and breadth of his knowledge, and then somehow asking the key—usually simply phrased—question and listening with perfect timing to get the unique, illuminating answer.”

– Bob Danziger, filmmaker, musician, composer, and writer

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