Good Things Happen Slowly

Good Things Happen Slowly

A Life in and Out of Jazz

eBook - 2017
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Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch. His meteoric rise as a talented session pianist--one who played with the giants of the 20th century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer, Joe Henderson, and more-- blossomed further in the nineties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music. It's the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player, and a deep look into the cloistered, largely African-American jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking. It is a remarkable, at times lyrical evocation of New York in the twilight days of post-Stonewall hedonism, and a powerfully brave narrative of the illness that led to Hersch's two-month-long medically induced coma in 2007, from which he would emerge to create some of the finest, most direct and emotionally compelling music of his career.
Publisher: [New York] : 2017. Crown Archetype,
ISBN: 9781101904350
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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Mar 16, 2018

A fascinating journey. Mr. Hersch is an accomplished musician/composer. He tells his life story honestly and with emotional candor. This book elevates his exceptional skills as a pianist and reinforces one's attempt to live an artistic life in a sometimes ironic world. Well worth a whorl.

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