This story is a modern bildungsroman—the story of a young man searching for himself in turbulent times. Either by remarkable coincidence or Divine navigation, Lee Jaffe's curiosities and passions place him next to a parade of legendary artists who went on to change the world. Among those who he came to know and work with were Hélio Oiticica, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jaffe even ended up playing with Marley and Wailers at venues including Madison Square Gardens.
Jaffe’s determination to establish himself as an artist is a constant throughout these pages but little else was planned. Written with the rich detail and acute ear of a Studs Terkel profile, Jaffe’s story provides the reader with a front row seat on some of the most magical moments of artistic production in NYC, Jamaica, London, and Rio de Janeiro.