But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz

Geoff Dyer (Author)
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Description

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 Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date
1 May 2012
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780857864024
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