YOU CAN'T STEAL A GIFT: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat.…

YOU CAN'T STEAL A GIFT: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat.

Edition: First printing.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: 'A jazz chronicler writes of his 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 minibiography weaving together conversations with the musicians and their families, friends and associates over a period of several decades... Lee begins the book with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the United States when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. The underlying theme in his book is the impact racism had on the four musicians' lives and careers and their determination to overcome it.' Foreword by Nat Hentoff. Photographs, index. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-300-089651.

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

Book ID: 30103
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