Off the Books: A Jazz Life

Peter Leitch

"A candid memoir by one of Canada’s finest jazz expats." –Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

“I sat down to read Off the Books, and didn’t stop until I had finished it. Peter Leitch has an unblinkingly honest view of the world which makes this book a must-read for any lover of jazz. His warmth and wry humour find their way into his writing just as they do in his playing.”

Praise for Peter Leitch:

"His warm, singing lines...have both a melodic grace and a rhythmic strength." –John S. Wilson, New York Times

"Pumping out a steady flow of top-flight jazz albums...his works has been remarkably unpredictable and always fresh. –The Penguin Guide to Jazz