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“May be the best book ever written about jazz.”—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times

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“May be the best book ever written about jazz.”—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times
In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician’s style.

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Dimensions 21 × 14 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2009

ISBN

9780312429478

Specifications

Softcover, 21x14cm, 240pp,

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