Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Stanley Crouch Clip And His Upcoming Charlie Parker Book: 'Kansas City Lightning'



One of this nation's strongest voices in the ongoing culture war is soon to tackle the subject of a legendary jazz man and his local roots . . .

Book TV 2013 Book Expo America: Stanley Crouch, "Kansas City Lightning"

Youtube about: "Stanley Crouch discusses his soon-to-be published book Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Mr. Crouch talks to BookTV at Book Expo America, the publishing industry's annual trade show held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City."

Critics have been waiting on the book for quite some time but it still holds more promise than the silly reverence of local authors when they write about the tragically flawed sax man.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

"Lightning" used to be the favorite name for niggers in movies.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for the link. I had yet to see this clip.

Anonymous said...

Musical genius, monster of a human being.

Anonymous said...

The inconvenient truth is that Paul Desmond was a better alto sax than the Bird.

Anonymous said...

Death of the author and all that. Charlie was the originator of Beb Bop to deny racism as a factor affecting his behavior cannot be overlooked.