A treasury of jazz writing and memoirs.
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A treasury of remarkable writing, remarkable talking and remarkable lives, drawn together by one of the country’s sharpest wits.
Jazz is undeniably the liveliest, most mysterious, warmest, most unpredictable music to be born this century – it is also the most elusive. No truly great jazz novel, play or even film has ever been produced, but sometimes the spirit of jazz sticks to the pages of an autobiography, a casual sleeve note or even a radio talk. It is this priceless essence that Miles Kington has captured in 'The Jazz Anthology'.
“This is a splendid assembly of jazz arcana. They have one thing in common: they’re very well-written. It would be possible to make all sorts of other anthologies about jazz, but not, I think, a better one”
MARTIN GAYFORD, 'Sunday Telegraph'
“A labour of love ... very interesting and useful”
“Selections of genuine value and insight”
“A great dipping-into book which I have found very difficult to dip out of again, and that’s the real test”
DAVE GELLY, 'Jazz Express'
Miles Kington is a very high profile columnist, formerly of ‘The Times’ and currently of the ‘Independent’, where he is the most successful columnist on record. He is the author of two previous books, ‘Britain Under Steam’ and ‘Let’s Parlez Franglais’.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 317pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11686
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0006382339I4N00
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. True first, number string complete to 1. No previous owner name or marks. Lightly tanned but good for its age. Book square, spine straight, pages tight, clean, uncreased and complete. Collectible condition. Prompt postage with free tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 003578