The topic of “childhood heroes” almost always makes a great conversation. It is a highly personal discussion and often provides a revealing window into a person’s past and character development. For many years, I have asked those I interview this basic question:
“Who was your childhood hero?”
The recently deceased jazz advocate and journalist Nat Hentoff was a frequent contributor to Jerry Jazz Musician, and an early admirer of the work of this website. I had the privilege of getting to know him a little bit over the years, and interviewed him several times, as did my friend and contributing writer Paul Morris, who, during his 2001 interview with Hentoff, asked him who his childhood hero was…Here is that conversation:...
July 17th, 2018