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But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz

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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; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, 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 musicians style.

About the Author

Geoff Dyer is the author of Ways of Telling, critical study of John Berger; The Missing of the Somme, about World War I; and the novels Paris Trance, Out of Sheer Rage, The Color of Memory and The Search.

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andrew staub, April 1, 2008 (view all comments by andrew staub)
this is one of the best-written books about music i have read. dyer's writing gave me new insights into the lives and work of the musicians he profiles in a unique,poetic style.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780865475083
Subtitle:
A Book about Jazz
Author:
Dyer, Geoff
Author:
DYER, GEOFF
Publisher:
North Point Press
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Genres
Subject:
Styles/Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19970626
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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