Through vintage photos and films, historical re-creations and filming of modern-day jazz funerals, the documentary traces the evolution of the tradition — and the city — from the late 18th century to today.
"I devoured this book...Like a wonderful piece of jazz, it has recurring strands and lovely riffs that make the narrative dance."
— Walter Isaacson
Jason Berry is the rare investigative reporter whose scholarship, compassion, and ability to write with the poetic power of Robert Penn Warren are in perfect balance.
— Phyllis Theroux, USA Today