But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz Paperback

But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz Paperback
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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.

Product Details Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Picador (November 10, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312429479 ISBN-13: 978-0312429478 Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces