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Charley Mann March 29, 04
For some personal reminiscences of Byard check out the wonderfully readable memoir by Don Asher of his own fifty year career as a professional pianist titled Notes from a Battered Grand. Asher studied with Byard when they were both kids in Worchester, and mentions meeting him again twenty-five years later toward the end of the book as well. It is a great read, especially if you have been down the path yourself, and very inciteful and enjoyable even if you have not.
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