Friday, February 20, 2009

Jazz biographies

I've enjoyed a lot of jazz bio books and movies -- Sue Mingus' "Tonight at Noon" is a favorite, not only because of the unusual and amazing life of Charles Mingus, but her literate and refreshing approach to writing a biography is a treat.
I just received a shipment of books ordered from a favorite book seller (Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller,, who has a number of fine bios deeply discounted: I grabbed Ashley Kahn's "The House that Trane Built," "Hard Bop Academy" by Alan Goldsher, and a collection of Dan Morgenstern's articles. Can't wait to get started ...
What's your favorite bio, movie or book?

No comments:

Post a Comment