Good morning blues : the autobiography of Count Basie
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Count Basie was one of America's pre-eminent and influential jazz pianists, bandleaders, and composers, known for such classics as "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Goin' to Chicago Blues," "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today," and "One O'Clock Jump." In Good Morning Blues, Basie recounts his life story to Albert Murray, from his childhood years playing ragtime with his own pickup band at dances and pig roasts, to his years in New York City in search of opportunity, to rollicking anecdotes of Basie's encounters with Fats Waller, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr., Quincy Jones, Billie Holliday, and Tony Bennett. In this classic of jazz autobiography that was ten years in the making, Albert Murray brings the voice of Count Basie to the printed page in what is both testimony and tribute to an incredibly rich life.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :2016
|Edition||First University of Minnesota Press edition.|
Morgenstern, Dan, writer of introduction.
xvi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.