Geoff Dyer – But Beautiful


In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, as is wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician’s style.
Author: Geoff Dyer
Narrator: Dion Graham
Duration: 5 hours 6 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2004
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

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I consider myself to be a hardcore Genesis fan, with a special fondness and appreciation for their 1970-80 catalogue. I have read Armandos book several times, plus countless magazine and internet articles on the band, but had no idea what a pivotal and crucial role Richard played in their success. There are wonderful and heartfelt stories recalling the early years of Genesis, and also very interesting and humorous accounts of Richards adventures. If youre a fan of the formative years of the band this is a delightful must read.