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Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist's Life (Trade Edition)

ByMark Miller

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Herbie Nichols wanted to be a Prokofiev, but when classical training proved beyond his means as a young pianist in Harlem, he decided instead to become an Ellington. In truth, he became a Nichols — by his own description a “jazzist” and by any other name a singular figure on the New York jazz scene of the 1950s. He composed and all too infrequently recorded music whose originality, modernity and humour — set him apart from his contemporaries. Increasingly celebrated in the years since his death, Nichols is now honoured with this sympathetic and engaging biography.

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Publication Date
Jan 18, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781551281650
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Mark Miller

Specifications

Pages
226
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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