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DYER, Geoff.

But Beautiful.

A Book about Jazz.

Published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1991

Stock code: 69825

Price: £225

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First Edition. “Quite simply, But Beautiful is one of the most astonishing books I’ve ever read. An impressionistic, semi-fictionalised series of portraits of early jazz legends – Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus et al – it’s also one of the great books about popular music, period” (Dan Hill in his respected architecture, design, and urbanism blog cityofsound. Uncommon signed.

Octavo. Original canary yellow boards in unclipped dust jacket. Illustration to the half-title, Milt Hinton’s photograph of Ben Webster, Red Allen, and Pee Wee Russell. Top corners very slightly bumped, but a very good copy.

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