Dr. Meckna has provided us with a vast amount of biographical information on many well known and not so well known brass soloists through out the last century. Most have been past up by many leading musicologists. Along with detailed biographies, Dr. Meckna gives us a listing of their recordings so we can go out and find them. This book is of great value to all brass teachers and brass lovers. I can assure you this book would be a great addition to any musicians library.