Count Basie (19041984), pianist, composer, and icon of big-band jazz, known for such classics as "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Cherokee," and "One O'Clock Jump," recounts his life story to Albert Murray with all the charm and dry humor of two friends sitting at the kitchen table. Good Morning Blues is both testimony and tribute to a remarkable, rich life.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||FIRST EDITION|
|Product dimensions:||5.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.07(d)|
About the Author
Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place(nominated for a National Book Award), The Hero and the Blues, and Trading Twelve: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. He has also won the ASCAPDeems Taylor Award for Stomping the Blues.
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This is outstanding. A classic. A must read for anyone interested in history.