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Living jazz

£19.99

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This collection from one of Britain's leading contemporary poets hails jazz as emblematic of freedom in its struggle against adversity and in the method of its creation. Alexis Lykiard brings his considerable poetic skill to bear on a subject always close to his heart. A lifetimes listening to, reading about and talking to jazz musicians enables him to portray the vicissitudes of the jazz life and to illuminate those poignant moments when 'Jazz did sing democracy'. Likewise the dignity under fire of grand old masters like Jelly Roll Morton and Henry 'Red' Allen is wonderfully evoked here. The music as a whole is well served and enshrined in context by this warm and uplifting book. Always a powerful
voice Alexis Lykiard reaches new heights and truths with 'Living Jazz'.
Published in 1991, this is a signed, first edition. Minor shelf wear to the edges of the cover. Internally a good clean copy. Wonderfully illustrated by Owen Elias.

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Added value:
Signed by author. First Edition.
Author(s):
Lykiard, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Tenormen Press

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This collection from one of Britain's leading contemporary poets hails jazz as emblematic of freedom in its struggle against adversity and in the method of its creation. Alexis Lykiard brings his considerable poetic skill to bear on a subject always close to his heart. A lifetimes listening to, reading about and talking to jazz musicians enables him to portray the vicissitudes of the jazz life and to illuminate those poignant moments when 'Jazz did sing democracy'. Likewise the dignity under fire of grand old masters like Jelly Roll Morton and Henry 'Red' Allen is wonderfully evoked here. The music as a whole is well served and enshrined in context by this warm and uplifting book. Always a powerful
voice Alexis Lykiard reaches new heights and truths with 'Living Jazz'.
Published in 1991, this is a signed, first edition. Minor shelf wear to the edges of the cover. Internally a good clean copy. Wonderfully illustrated by Owen Elias.

Added value:
Signed by author. First Edition.
Author(s):
Lykiard, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Tenormen Press

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