somebody gave me this a few years back, and i have to say that for someone who has spent time working on pianos, loves the smell of old wood and the beauty of a fine crafted piano (like myself) this book is a truly delicious read.

the kind of book that you can curl up into and savour the author's sentiments like a fine wine.

this has nothing to do with jazz, and not much to do with actual music at all. it is a celebration of the piano itself as objet d'art.

having lived in paris, france for several years made this book all the more vivid for me.

enjoy!
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yes, i second that. it was a very inspirational book for me and actually helped finally to push me into buying that new piano i've been talking about.
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thanks for the recommendation - it was one of those books you don't want to finish.
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