But Beautiful -

But Beautiful

A Book About Jazz

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Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but music is the driving force of But Beautiful and Dyer brings it to life in luminescent and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.

Product code: 9780857864024

ISBN 9780857864024
No. Of Pages 240
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS15
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Edition Main
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