Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Paperback)

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Winner of the Prose Award for HumanitiesFinalist for the NAACP Image AwardFinalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy AwardA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

No musician has lived a more transformational, or tragic, life than Charlie Parker, one of the most talented and influential figures of the twentieth century. Drawing on decades of original interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Stanley Crouch reveals Parker as he was: from the dance clubs of late-night Kansas City, where he learned his craft, to the ballrooms of wartime Harlem, it offers an unprecedented window into the world--and intimate life--of the young genius.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0062005618
ISBN-13: 9780062005618
Published: Harper Perennial, 10/01/2014
Pages: 400
Language: English