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But Beautiful

A Book About Jazz

Geoff Dyer
Barcode 9780857864024

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Release Date: 10/05/2012

Edition: Main
Genre: Music Dance & Theatre
Label: Canongate Books
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books

A Book About Jazz. 'A copy . ought to be on everybody's Desert Island' Independent.

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.