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Peter King's Flying High: A Jazz Life and Beyond PDF

By Peter King

ISBN-10: 095509089X

ISBN-13: 9780955090899

With a Foreword by means of Benny Golson, Peter King’s publication ranks one of the nice jazz autobiographies. one of many world's prime alto saxophonists, he tells his tale with searing honesty, revealing the obsessions and motivations that experience pushed him and the dilemmas of surviving as a most sensible artistic musician in a regularly inhospitable international. With unsparing self-analysis he describes the traumas that followed his great profession for a few years. across the world regarded as a jazz celebrity, Peter King has played and recorded with a galaxy of musical legends, lots of them his shut acquaintances. between these vividly recalled during this e-book are Bud Powell, Milt Jackson, Ray Charles, Anita O’Day, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Hampton Hawes, Al Haig, Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dakota Staton, purple Rodney, Jon Hendricks, Tony Bennett and Marlene Dietrich. yet whereas the tale the following centres on Peter King's existence in jazz it exhibits different very important facets of him too: his goals and achievements in classical composing, his pursuits open air tune (he is a number one determine and author within the aero-modelling international) and, especially, the valuable own relationships that experience sustained him via a turbulent lifestyles. Flying excessive tells of an exciting excessive altitude trip, within the jazz global and beyond.

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