Bird Lives

Bird Lives

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by Ross Russell
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306806797
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,197,866
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ross Russell is the author of The Sound, a novel of the jazz world, and Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest. In 1946 he formed Dial Records, heading the company for a decade, during which he released records by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis.

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Bird Lives 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Writing a biography is a daunting task, especially on someone as hard to get to know as Bird appeared to be, but Russell does this brilliantly. You feel you're there with him, throughout his rise to the top of the jazz world, and his fall to the bottom of the world in his personal life. A sometimes heart-rending, but always riveting story, Parker's life shows what can be done with ambition and commitment, yet also what can happen with a lack of control. This book manages to bring this incredibly interesting story to life. A great read, essential for anyone who wonders what goes on in the mind of a genius.