9780312429478

But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz

ISBN 10: 0312429479 / 0-312-42947-9
ISBN 13: 9780312429478
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
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"[A]chingly gorgeous....Dyer evokes the lives of working jazz musicians so that you taste the whisky, smell the stubbed cigarettes....If this book were a record it wouldn't be out of my disc changer for months on end."

Jonathan Lethem, Entertainment Weekly, 04/27/2001

Review:
"A gorgeous and lyrical collection of nocturnal jazz reveries, in which Dyer uses history, photographs, and recordings the way his famous subjects use musical themes--as a starting point for creative embellishment and improvisation."

New Yorker, 09/23/1996

 

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Book Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 211 x 156 mm. Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780312429478

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