brian morton was an academic and broadcaster, presenting seven jazz documentary series and his own BBC radio programme. He has published fiction, music and literary criticism, and is a regular columnist for the Sunday Herald, Financial Times and The Scotsman. His Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (co-written with Richard Cook) is the essential reference work on recorded jazz.ï¿½RIK ORSENNA has written seven novels and been awarded the Roger Nimier and Goncourt prizes. He was elected to the French Academy in 1998 and occupies Jacques-Yves Cousteau's seat. Haus Publishing also published Orsenna's Portrait of the Gulf Stream (Armchair Traveller, 2007).