Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest is officially available online and in bookstores all throughout the Pacific Northwest. We at Ooligan Press would like to take a moment to thank Classic Pianos and wonderful pianist Tom Grant for helping us launch this beautiful book into the world. It has been a crazy and long journey ushering Lynn Darroch’s new book from the acquisition phase to its official launch, but now that it is available to readers, it is a process that we can all agree was fulfilling and well worth the wait.
Wednesday, March 2 will see Darroch do yet another reading at Powell’s City of Books at 7:30 p.m., so for those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to purchase a copy and meet Darroch in person, or if you just simply can’t get enough of what this book has to offer, we will hope to see you there. Between the book’s launch party, our sales booth at Portland Jazz Fest, and the countless fans and contributors that all of us on the Rhythm in the Rain team have had the pleasure of meeting with over the past months, I know I can speak for all of us when I say that interacting with you has been the absolute highlight of our experience.
So, as the proud project manager for Rhythm in the Rain, I would like to give you all a heartfelt goodbye as I sign off with the last Start to Finish post for this particular project. I will also urge you to keep checking in with these posts, as the twentieth-anniversary reissue of Robin Cody’s Ricochet River is sure to be filled with exciting news as we prepare for that project to see the same success as this one.