Books Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty The Autobiography of Horace Silver by Horace Silver and Philip Pastras Hardcover, 264 pages, Univ of California Pr, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLet's Get to the Nitty GrittySubtitleThe Autobiography of Horace SilverAuthorHorace Silver and Philip Pastras Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books May 26, 2006 Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair. Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5419729/5474456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Reading: Fiction Excerpt: 'Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty' May 25, 2006 It's a lucky summer for jazz buffs who want to meditate on the funky stuff of life on earth. Alan Cheuse recommends pianist Horace Silver's memoir Let's Get to the Nitty Gritty in his summer-reading roundup for All Things Considered.