- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Verlag: Harcourt (1. Juni 1992)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0151672814
- ISBN-13: 978-0151672813
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,9 x 3,2 x 23,5 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 4.187.328 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Notes from a Battered Grand: A Memoir/Fifty Years of Music, from Honky-Tonk to High Society (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Juni 1992
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Brilliant, passionate and hilarious!
am 24. Februar 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
This is an incredible memoir written by a fellow who has chased the musical rainbow from east to west over a long career as a Jazz, Swing and Pop pianist. He has the most incredible memories and stories to share about his life as a traveling musician back in the days before Elvis and the Beatles. Some will make you laugh and some will make you wince, and others might keep you up at night. This is poignant stuff and an extremely satisfying read. Highly recommended for all professional or aspiring vagabonds and troubadors.
History is not dead
am 14. Dezember 2012 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
When I read a writer who loves language as much as I, I fall in love with his works. I had the misfortune to have been introduced to him via his works after his death. I will never have opportunity to meet him. Sad days. However, what a wonderful walk through the musical landscape he took me on. To see the evolution of music through the eyes of one who lived it and told that story with brutal candor was a joy.
Realistic and funny portrayal of the life of a musician.
am 14. Mai 2013 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Asher is an excellent writer who also had a career as a pianist with big bands and jazz groups. It reads well and actually had me laughing out loudi n places.
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Excellent personal story of musical adventures!
am 28. Dezember 2000 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Don Asher's memoir is a fascinating story of a life which has covered miles of wearying road trips, decades of performances, and thousands of performers, well-known and obscure. I felt as though I were traveling with him and his musical cohorts as they moved from party to party, club to club. I felt his drive to experience all that he could of black musicians' unique styles, even whether it meant risking life and limb in unsavory parts of town or playing his best for acceptance on those stages where his idols performed. A simply wonderful book which will stay with the reader for its memorable descriptions of decrepit pianos, drunken, yet talented musicians, and a changing musical scene.
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Well written -- the life of a working musician!
am 15. Februar 1999 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I read this book in two days. It is an outstanding slice of life. Don Asher has spent his whole working life as a piano player (50 yrs plus). You'll be entertained by the story: from music lessons at age nine, to playing dives in and around Worcester, Mass. as a teenager, to a tour through small town resorts with a well-lubricated Providence, RI dance band ("Alvie Drake and His Rythm Ducks") in his twenties, and more. An enjoyable, often humorous, self-effacing and believable portrait of life as a professional piano player. As a writer -- Asher has chops!