Coverart for item
The Resource Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker, Stanley Crouch

Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker, Stanley Crouch

Label
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker
Title
Kansas City lightning
Title remainder
the rise and times of Charlie Parker
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Crouch
Title variation
  • Rise and times of Charlie Parker
  • Charlie Parker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at 34. With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of a social critic, and the narrative skill of a novelist, drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Stanley Crouch recreates Parker's Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crouch, Stanley
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.P4
LC item number
C76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Jazz musicians
Label
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker, Stanley Crouch
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Born in bleeding Kansas -- Infinite plasticity -- An apprenticeship in blues and swing -- Sorry, but I can't take you
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9780062005595
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013015773
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827260001
  • (OCoLC)ocn827260001
  • 609199
Label
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker, Stanley Crouch
Publication
Contents
Born in bleeding Kansas -- Infinite plasticity -- An apprenticeship in blues and swing -- Sorry, but I can't take you
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9780062005595
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013015773
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827260001
  • (OCoLC)ocn827260001
  • 609199

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
Processing Feedback ...