BK - You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat
Gene Lees writes of his personal encounters with four great black musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, and Nat King Cole.
Equal parts memoir, oral history, and commentary, each of the main chapters is a mini-biography, weaving together conversations Gene Lees had with the musicians and their families, friends, and associates over a period of several decades.
Lees begins with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the U.S. when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. His underlying theme is the impact racism had on the four musicians' lives and careers and their determination to overcome it.
- 269 pages
- 8 ½ inches X 5 ¾ inches
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