Kansas City lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.

Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four.

Drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Kansas City Lightning recreates Parker’s Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.

With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of an acclaimed social critic, and the narrative skill of a literary novelist, Stanley Crouch illuminates this American master as never before.

More Details
ISBN:
9780062005595
9781482967623
9780062314062
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDd43b53ea-94f1-e0eb-25e2-adb9613f4cee
Grouping Titlekansas city lightning the rise and times of charlie parker
Grouping Authorcrouch stanley
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-19 04:43:49AM
Last Indexed2019-11-19 04:44:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorCrouch, Stanley.
author_displayStanley Crouch
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionThe first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at 34. With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of a social critic, and the narrative skill of a novelist, drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Stanley Crouch recreates Parker's Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.--From publisher description.
format_arlingtonBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
idd43b53ea-94f1-e0eb-25e2-adb9613f4cee
isbn9780062005595
9780062314062
9781482967623
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b14186019.i18603762Central Adult Nonfiction781.65092 PARKER CROUC1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 06, 2019can
ils:.b14186019.i18603750Central Adult Nonfiction781.65092 PARKER CROUC1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 24, 2018can
overdrive:d3b656aa-94f1-4949-9d2d-8d15170cbcab-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:63acbbac-04a8-45f2-827e-18ece3a1d997-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-19T09:44:51.567Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington781.65092 PARKER CROUC
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9780062005595
publishDate2013
2014
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b14186019BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishHarper, ©2013.365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
overdrive:d3b656aa-94f1-4949-9d2d-8d15170cbcabeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2014
overdrive:63acbbac-04a8-45f2-827e-18ece3a1d997eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2013
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b14186019.i18603762On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b14186019.i18603750On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:d3b656aa-94f1-4949-9d2d-8d15170cbcab-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:63acbbac-04a8-45f2-827e-18ece3a1d997-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetJazz musicians -- United States -- Biography
Parker, Charlie, -- 1920-1955
title_displayKansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker
title_fullKansas City Lightning The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker / Stanley Crouch
title_shortKansas City lightning
title_subThe Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
Biography & Autobiography
Music
Nonfiction