Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.

Kindle-Preis: EUR 17,54
inkl. MwSt.

Diese Aktionen werden auf diesen Artikel angewendet:

Einige Angebote können miteinander kombiniert werden, andere nicht. Für mehr Details lesen Sie bitte die Nutzungsbedingungen der jeweiligen Promotion.

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

Facebook Twitter Pinterest <Einbetten>
Tiger Rag: A Novel von [Christopher, Nicholas]
Anzeige für Kindle-App

Tiger Rag: A Novel Kindle Edition


Alle 3 Formate und Ausgaben anzeigen Andere Formate und Ausgaben ausblenden
Preis
Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition
"Bitte wiederholen"
EUR 17,54

Länge: 289 Seiten Word Wise: Aktiviert Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
PageFlip: Aktiviert Sprache: Englisch

Englische Kindle AusLese
Jeden Monat vier außergewöhnliche englische Neuerscheinungen für je nur 1,99 EUR - empfohlen vom Amazon-Team. Erfahren Sie hier mehr über das Programm und unsere aktuellen Leseempfehlungen.

Produktbeschreibungen

Pressestimmen

Praise for Tiger Rag

“The structure here is like a long and complex jazz arrangement. There is a comparatively simple theme set up against what might be thought of as distinctive chord changes. And then, against this main story, the author sets up what might be seen as highly individualistic solos. The themes of the male performers and the female audiences come together, separate, then come together again. If you love the world of jazz, if it’s a little like a religion to you, you’ll love this ambitious, thoughtful novel.” The Washington Post

“Describing music in a book is a bit like trying to describe color to a blind person; it rarely goes well. The opening stretch of Nicholas Christopher’s latest novel Tiger Rag, however, paints a picture of a jazz recording session so vividly that the reader might want to keep a towel handy for mopping his brow James Brown-style.” —GQ.com

“Nicholas Christopher's new novel, Tiger Rag, is a New Year's treat that lovers of good music and good writing should not deny themselves. . . . Nicholas is a master at building a rich story populated with vivid characters on the bare foundation of historical record. Although no recording of Bolden and his band has yet surfaced, his sideman Willy Cornish, a trombone player, died claiming a recording session took place. Nicholas has imagined a satisfying and engrossing tale about what might have happened. He has fleshed out the lives touched by the wax cylinders that stored three versions of “Tiger Rag.” From the musicians who played with or followed Bolden, to the recording engineer and his assistant at the fateful recording session, Nicholas has created a colourful cast whose stories draw readers into their lives. . . . Nicholas is a poet as well as a novelist, and the book sings, thanks to his compelling descriptions and use of imagery. . . . [C]ompulsively readable.”The Toronto Star

Full of outsize charm and drive . . . a moving, page turner of a story that spans a century . . .  [P]arallel stories, well-syncopated in Christopher's skilled hands, soon begin to merge, at times in fascinating, unexpected ways. . . . With Tiger Rag, Christopher has reached into jazz history to produce a novel that enriches the Bolden story and is a suspenseful modern drama about a fractured family as well.”Associated Press

“This book is a threefold success: a compelling family drama in the sections set in the present day, a well-controlled piece of historical fiction in the others, and a worthy tribute to jazz music and all its attendant liveliness and messiness throughout.” The Daily Beast

“Poet and novelist Christopher mixes fiction with jazz history in this delightful dual narrative. . . . [an] intriguing yarn.” Publisher’s Weekly

Compelling . . . should appeal to jazz buffs eager to read about Bolden, Bechet, Bunk Johnson, et al., however imagined; to the coterie of readers of Bill Moody’s similarly themed jazz mysteries; and to fans of the talented and prolific Christopher.”Booklist

“Based on a legend that jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden made a long-lost recording in 1904 New Orleans of a song that came to be know as “Tiger Rag,” Christopher has created a pair of compelling contemporary characters who search for the old Edison cylinder. Dr. Ruby Cardillo is an anesthesiologist who’s taken to wearing only purple after her doctor husband dumps her for a 26-year-old. Her jazz-pianist daughter, Devon, is a recovering addict. Together, they try to uncover the secrets of — and family connections to — the Holy Grail of jazz.” New York Post, *Required Reading*
 

Kurzbeschreibung

The acclaimed author of Veronica and A Trip to the Stars returns with a dazzling new novel based on one of the great legends of musical history.
 
New Orleans, 1900. The virtuoso cornet player Charles “Buddy” Bolden invents jazz, but after a life consumed by tragedy, the groundbreaking sound of his horn vanishes with him. Rumors persist, though, that Bolden recorded a phonograph cylinder, and over the course of a century it evolves into the elusive holy grail of jazz.
 
Florida, the present day. Dr. Ruby Cardillo’s life is falling apart. Her husband, a prominent cardiologist, has left her for a twenty-six-year-old. Her daughter, Devon, a once promising jazz pianist, has recently finished an enforced stint picking up trash along the interstate after a drug conviction. Ruby’s estranged mother has just died, but not before conjuring up ghosts that Ruby thought she had put behind her long ago. After a long career as a well-respected anesthesiologist, Ruby suddenly jumps the tracks, forgetting to eat and sleep, indulging her every whim, wearing only purple, consuming only bottles of 1988 Château Latour.
 
Then Ruby enlists Devon to accompany her on an impulsive road trip to New York, and both mother and daughter get more than they bargained for, discovering that their own shrouded family history is connected to the tantalizing search for Buddy Bolden’s long-lost cylinder.
 
Ranging from turn-of-the-century Louisiana to Roaring Twenties Chicago to contemporary Manhattan, Tiger Rag is at once a moving story of loss and redemption and an intricate historical mystery from one of our most brilliant storytellers.

Praise for Tiger Rag
 
“The structure here is like a long and complex jazz arrangement. There is a comparatively simple theme set up against what might be thought of as distinctive chord changes. And then, against this main story, the author sets up what might be seen as highly individualistic solos. The themes of the male performers and the female audiences come together, separate, then come together again. If you love the world of jazz, if it’s a little like a religion to you, you’ll love this ambitious, thoughtful novel.” The Washington Post
 
“Describing music in a book is a bit like trying to describe color to a blind person; it rarely goes well. The opening stretch of Nicholas Christopher’s latest novel Tiger Rag, however, paints a picture of a jazz recording session so vividly that the reader might want to keep a towel handy for mopping his brow James Brown-style.” —GQ.com
 
“Nicholas Christopher's new novel, Tiger Rag, is a New Year's treat that lovers of good music and good writing should not deny themselves. . . . Nicholas is a master at building a rich story populated with vivid characters on the bare foundation of historical record. Although no recording of Bolden and his band has yet surfaced, his sideman Willy Cornish, a trombone player, died claiming a recording session took place. Nicholas has imagined a satisfying and engrossing tale about what might have happened. He has fleshed out the lives touched by the wax cylinders that stored three versions of “Tiger Rag.” From the musicians who played with or followed Bolden, to the recording engineer and his assistant at the fateful recording session, Nicholas has created a colourful cast whose stories draw readers into their lives. . . . Nicholas is a poet as well as a novelist, and the book sings, thanks to his compelling descriptions and use of imagery. . . . [C]ompulsively readable.”The Toronto Star


From the Hardcover edition.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 3017 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 289 Seiten
  • Verlag: The Dial Press (1. Januar 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00957T6QI
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Screenreader: Unterstützt
  • Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #505.141 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

  •  Ist der Verkauf dieses Produkts für Sie nicht akzeptabel?

Kundenrezensionen

Es gibt noch keine Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.de
5 Sterne
4 Sterne
3 Sterne
2 Sterne
1 Stern

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta) (Kann Kundenrezensionen aus dem "Early Reviewer Rewards"-Programm beinhalten)

Amazon.com: 4.2 von 5 Sternen 25 Rezensionen
2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Closer to the Whirlpool 21. Januar 2013
Von booknblueslady - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
I wanted to like Tiger Rag by Nicholas Christopher much more than I did. One for the shallow reason, that has one of the more striking covers and was calling for me to read it and secondly the story of Charles "Buddy" Bolden the band leader musician who is often credited with creating jazz music and is still so widely respected despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at around 30 years of age. Like Robert Johnson the great bluesman who came after him, Bolden is a myth and a legend and it seems his story is waiting to be fleshed out. Writers as well known as Michael Ondaatje and I hoped that Christopher would succeed.

It starts out well with the reader sitting in on a recording session of Bolden and his band. It seemed as if we would be given real insight into Bolden with him first beginning to slip into psychosis:

"He filled a tin cup with red whiskey and wandered into the bedroom sipping it, the fumes filling his head. When he met his wife Nora, she told him he moved like an alley cat. slow then fast then slow. Always in rythm. But lately he had been freezing at odd moments, startled by movements--darting shadows, flickers of light--that he caught out of the corner of his eye. He soon realzied that no one else saw them. And that each time it required more willpower to regain his bearings. Most nights he was afraid to be alone. He imagined he was like a ship spinning, unsteerable, as it neared a whirlpool."

With Bolden spinning toward the whirlpool the recording session is finished with three cylinders recorded. From this promising start, we moved to anesthesiologist Dr. Ruby Cardillo who is traveling with her daughter, Devon, a jazz pianist to New York City. Cardillo's life is falling apart with a recent divorce and she is falling apart with it and like Bolden spinnng closer to the whirlpool. The novel slip slides from Cardillo to the tale of Bolden and the three recorded cylinders.

I quite love a book which shifts from a modern story to one of a historical mystery, but that admit it is not easily done. There were bits and pieces of this novel that fired my imagination and tied to my heart, but there were others which had no impact. The relationship story of Cardillo and her daughter left me less than thrilled, perhaps it felt a little too touchy-feelie, I'm not sure.

I really loved the story of Bolden's trombonist Willie Cornish, who kept one of the cylinders for him. He was a man of great sensitivity and loyalty.

I think this is an interesting novel and for those that like a shifting story this may be appealing.
5.0 von 5 Sternen A great book 10. August 2013
Von Thevenin - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
This is a great book, beautifully written in a way that clearly manifests the author's poetic talent. The interweaving of two seemingly disparate stories is masterful. The Buddy Bolden story has been of interest to me ever since I started listening to and playing jazz trumpet in the early 60's. There is always that haunting question: "What did this musical genius sound like?" We'll never know unless that fabled recording does show up someday. The parallel story of Ruby and Devon is a counterpoint that promises redemption for the mother, whose life is unraveling, and the daughter, whose future becomes more hopeful and purposeful by the end of the book. This is not so much a book about jazz but, rather, a book about people who struggle for fulfillment despite difficulty, bad luck, and hardship. I disagree with those who claim parts of the novel are contrived. You'll find all kinds of seemingly contrived and coincidental events and relics in most families, when you look back. And, the further back you go, the more a mystery one's roots seem to be as family history merges with myth. This is something Christopher obviously understands and expresses so beautifully.
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Compelling Jazz Mystery 22. Februar 2013
Von The Pie Dude - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
Tiger Rag is a compelling jazz mystery. Christopher presents two parallel stories: a speculative tale of what happened to the three wax cylinder recordings of Tiger Rag by musician Buddy Bolden, and the road trip of an estranged mother and daughter reconnecting with family history. Along the way we get engrossing tales of New Orleans in the early 20th century, and the surprising connection between Buddy Bolden and road trippers. Good stuff.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Rare Buddy Bolden Cylinder Found 1. April 2013
Von James W. Eigo - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
At least according to author Nicholas Christopher's new novel "Tiger Rag".

Set in New Orleans in the early 1900s "Tiger Rag" tells the story of Charles "Buddy" Bolden and his long lost cylinders, the holy grail of jazz recordings. Told through the eyes of former bandmates the story jumps like a great jazz band riffing on everything from life in the Big Easy to present day America where he weaves in a family drama whose associations are connected to these legendary cylinders that bring to mind the classic film noir The Maltese Falcon.

If you're a fan of jazz, great writing and a good old fashioned yarn "Tiger Rag" is a well worth while read.

Jim Eigo
Warwick NY
5.0 von 5 Sternen A novel with two personalities 13. Mai 2013
Von Syd from AZ - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
This novel links the past and present through an intertwined story about the great cornetist Buddy Bolden and his only known recording, c. 1905, and how it relates to a modern-day dysfunctional mother and daughter. The author moves the story back and forth from the past to the present, and he does so quite skillfully, managing to unravel disparate histories and weave them together. The Bolden line is the stronger story, and the mother-daughter line needed fleshing out, I thought. The ending seemed a tad contrived, but it didn't diminish too much from the story as a whole. If you enjoy jazz and want to learn about a bit of its roots, you can't go wrong with this book.
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich? Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.
click to open popover