New York. 15 May 1986. One and 3/4 pages, on recto and verso of small octavo sheet of NEW YORKER letterhead. Ca. 150 words. Folded for mailing, a couple small smudges; very good. Item #WRCLIT68100
To "Dear Joe" [i.e. Jazz historian and critic, Joe Goldberg]. Balliett thanks him for pointing out a correction in his text: "Sorry. You are right. Your are the pioneer, and I'll fix it in the book when I get proofs. (All the jazz profiles are being published in Aug. by Oxford - 'American Musicians: 56 Portraits in Jazz.' Why don't you ask the crummy Sunday Times Book Review if you can have it? Even if you don't like it ...)." He writes Goldberg that he has suggested his son, who is making the rounds with a film script, contact him - Goldberg spent several decades as a script reader in Hollywood - and notes that he "Might be coming out [to California] sometime this summer to interview Mel Powell, who lives in Van Nuys. He sounds great on the phone ..." Signed: "Best, Whitney."