Interview: Don Preston, Mothers of Invention alum

Don Preston was born into music. His father was a composer for the Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra and Preston began piano lessons at age five. By the time he was in his late teens, he was sitting in on jazz jams with Yusef Lateef and Milt Jackson in Detroit’s West End. He spent two and a half years as an enlisted man in Trieste where he met Herbie Mann and learned to play a variety of instruments so he could play in the base marching band.

Interview with Don Preston on Atlanta INtown


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