Get Me Out of Here: A Memoir

Get Me Out of Here: A Memoir

by Jeremy Steig
Get Me Out of Here: A Memoir

Get Me Out of Here: A Memoir

by Jeremy Steig


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Jeremy Steig (1942-2016), the acclaimed jazz flutist, was just a teen when his life's path suddenly became clear to him. He soon jumped headlong into the jazz scene of Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where drugs flowed constantly, "free love" was encouraged, and musicians could make a living by simply passing a hat. He was also shaped by the influences of his talented and eccentric family-including his father, cartoonist William Steig (the New Yorker and Shrek!); his mother, Liza, a brilliant painter; and his aunt, anthropologist Margaret Mead-as well as the cult-like Reichian community his father was deeply involved in. Illustrated with dozens of Jeremy's drawings, Get Me Out of Here reveals the flutist's unique perspective on the events of his unusual life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784991127915
Publisher: Byroad Press
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xv

Note to the Reader xvii

Part I Jeremy's Story 1

1 Strange Roots 3

2 Teen Years 21

3 Flute Fever 37

4 Jazz Rock 67

5 Playing with Bill 77

6 Energy 87

7 More Playing 93

8 Endings 117

9 Solitude 137

10 Japan 147

11 The Egg 159

12 Cleaning Up 161

13 March 26, 2016 175

14 March 27, 2016 179

15 March 28, 2016 183

Part II Asako's Story 185

16 New York 187

17 Japan 207

18 Final Years 219

Epilogue. Jeremy's Gallery and Café 225

About the Author 227

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