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Flying High

A Jazz Life and Beyond

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Flying High by Peter King
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Peter King's book ranks among the great jazz autobiographies. One of the world's leading alto saxophonists, he tells his story with searing honesty, revealing the obsessions and motivations that have driven him and the dilemmas of surviving as a top creative musician in an often inhospitable world. With cool, unsparing self-analysis, he describes the difficulties that accompanied his brilliant career for many years. Internationally recognised as a jazz star, he has performed and recorded with a galaxy of musical legends, many of them his close friends. Among those vividly recalled in this book are Bud Powell, Ray Charles, Anita O'Day, Elvin Jones, Max Roach, Hampton Hawes, Al Haig, Philly Joe Jones, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dakota Staton, Red Rodney, Jon Hendricks, Tony Bennett and Marlene Dietrich. But while the story here centres on Peter King's life in jazz it shows other important sides of him too: his ambitions and achievements in classical composing, his interests outside music (he is a leading figure and writer in the aero-modelling world) and, above all, the treasured personal relationships that have sustained him through a turbulent life. "Flying High" tells of an exhilarating high altitude journey, in the jazz world and beyond.

Author Biography

Peter King is a leading alto saxophonist, composer, aero-modeller and writer.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2011
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
throughout the book
Imprint
Northway Publications
Pages
350
Dimensions
138x216x23
ISBN-13
9780955090899
Product ID
3668839

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