Gone in the Air: The Life and Music of Eric Dolphy (Popular Music History)

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Towards the end of his life, Eric Dolphy told an interviewer: ""When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air; you can never recapture it again"". It's a much-quoted comment, but posterity has reversed it. Dolphy's music survives and is increasingly admired, while his short life seems to have vanished into the ether, little examined and less understood. In Gone in The Air, Brian Morton tells a story that begins in California in the embrace of a loving family and ends alone in a Berlin hospital. He talks to friends, family, and to the many musicians Eric Dolphy worked with. He analyses Dolphy's complex contribution to modern jazz and his mastery of three different instruments, alto saxophone, bass clarinet and flute. The man who emerges is outwardly quiet and good - some describe him as a saint - but inwardly turbulent as he pursues an almost mystical devotion to music.

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Brian Morton has been a university teacher (in Britain and Norway), a journalist (with The Times and its supplements), and a radio broadcaster. He has presented more than 2000 programmes on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and World Service, including the jazz strand Impressions, Composer of the Week and In Tune. He has also been a senior producer on BBC Radio Scotland, where for ten years he presented the daily arts programmes The Usual Suspects and The Brian Morton Show . He is the author of twelve books, including eight editions of the Penguin Guide to Jazz, Contemporary Composers, Miles Davis, Shostakovitch, Modern Music: A Book of Words, and has translated the short stories of Jonas Lie. His journalism has appeared in many newspapers and magazines.

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