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Bunk Johnson: Song of the Wanderer

£24.99

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Bunk Johnson is probably the most controversial figure in the history of jazz. the praise that his supporters lavished upon him was equalled only by the scorn of his detractors. He was proud and confident, and quick to exploit his benefactors, yet he could be hurt by the slightest criticism or when he felt friends had deserted him. These extremes mirror the life and personality of Bunk Johnson. Following his rediscovery, his playing surpassed all expectations and his recordings gave the impetus to a worldwide movement that is more popular now, fifty years after his death, that when he was alive. Bunk paid little attention to the recordings he made and, paradoxically, often spurned opportunities that he had fought so hard to create. This book charts the twists and turns of Bunk's incident-packed life and by investigating the many myths that surround it, finds that the real story is better than the legends.

This large paperback book is in very good condition, with only some light wear to the top and bottom edges of the cover. ***Please note, however, that the CD originally packaged with the book is missing.***

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Author(s):
HAZELDINE, Mike, and MARTYN, Barry
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25 x 20 x 1 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0963889079
ISBN-13:
9780963889072
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
GHB Jazz Foundation
Title:
Bunk Johnson: Song of the Wanderer

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Bunk Johnson is probably the most controversial figure in the history of jazz. the praise that his supporters lavished upon him was equalled only by the scorn of his detractors. He was proud and confident, and quick to exploit his benefactors, yet he could be hurt by the slightest criticism or when he felt friends had deserted him. These extremes mirror the life and personality of Bunk Johnson. Following his rediscovery, his playing surpassed all expectations and his recordings gave the impetus to a worldwide movement that is more popular now, fifty years after his death, that when he was alive. Bunk paid little attention to the recordings he made and, paradoxically, often spurned opportunities that he had fought so hard to create. This book charts the twists and turns of Bunk's incident-packed life and by investigating the many myths that surround it, finds that the real story is better than the legends.

This large paperback book is in very good condition, with only some light wear to the top and bottom edges of the cover. ***Please note, however, that the CD originally packaged with the book is missing.***

Author(s):
HAZELDINE, Mike, and MARTYN, Barry
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25 x 20 x 1 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0963889079
ISBN-13:
9780963889072
Number of pages:
276
Publisher:
GHB Jazz Foundation
Title:
Bunk Johnson: Song of the Wanderer

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