Inspirational. A great message. And a capsule of the Troy Andrews movement. I liked Trombone Shorty through and through.
While reading it, I wanted to go to New Orleans and the Tremé neighborhood, and experience the best of its culture and musical flare. ("WHERE Y'AT? WHERE Y'AT?") One of my favorite stories was how Andrews came upon his first trombone -- and its mighty armor he managed to hold up.
One of the pictures has a three-dimensional effect that uses collage as part of it. Bryan Collier, the illustrator, animates the parade-goers as if among them, with nearby gestures such as clapping hands and a finger that points elsewhere into the crowd. It was my favorite picture, absolutely.
And a nod to the book designer. Even the typeset is on point. (You see the front cover?)
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