BUT BEAUTIFUL: A BOOK ABOUT JAZZ

by Geoff Dyer

ISBN: 9780312429478
Publisher: Macmillan (trade)
Category: Music
Jazz is one of America's greatest art forms. What Geoff Dyer accomplishes in But Beautiful is rather rare. This book explores the lives of some of the titans of jazz in a seemingly improvisational and lyrical manner, hovering in the space between biography and fiction, re-imagining their lives in the spirit of jazz itself. In the way jazz transforms the black and white notes of a composition into something new and real in it's ever-cascading re-invention of time, space, and sound, Geoff Dyer re-creates the lives of some of it's greatest practitioners.
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