Nat Shapiro was deputy publisher of Picador until 2008.
Nat Shapiro was an American music critic and a record producer.
Shapiro produced Nina Simone and Phil Woods among others.
From producing he moved on to promotional work, most notably with Mercury Records.
Shapiro co-edited two books on jazz, Hear Me Talkin To Ya and The Jazz Makers, both considered classics.
Nat Hentoff is an American music critic, as well as being a historian, a novelist and many other occupations besides.
Hentoff was a columnist and then associate editor of Down Beat, a magazine devoted to Jazz, Blues and beyond.
Besides the collaboration with Nat Shapiro, Hentoff produced many other books on jazz.
Book Review:The lives and stories of 21 jazz makers who have influenced jazz and encouraged many to follow in their footsteps.
6 pages of photographs. Warren 'Baby' Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton, Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Earl Hines, Pete Wee Russell, Bessie Smith, Thomas 'Fats' Waller,
Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Friends, Fletcher Henderson, William 'Count' Basie, Billie Holiday, Lester Young,
Charlie Christian, Roy Eldridge and John 'Dizzy' Gillespie.
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