BooknewsA thoroughly illustrated personal and musical biography of the jazz musician's tumultuous life, from early days in New York with Cootie Williams to the heyday of bebop with Dizzy Gillespie. Also explored are the personal wars he fought with physical and mental illness, the declines they caused and his famous rehabilitation in Paris. A complete discography covers works under his name as well as those filed under other band-leaders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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