Offbeat - David Amram (Hardcover)

Collaborating with Kerouac

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Barcode
9781138467835
Department
Books
Released
30 Sep 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
David Amram
Subtitle
Collaborating with Kerouac
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Language
English
Dimensions
229 x 152mm (667g)

Summary

David Amram has been described as "the Renaissance man of American Music." His musical career has spanned participating with Jack Kerouac in the original jazz-poetry reading in 1957 in Greenwich Village to being honored as the first Composer-in-Residence for the New York Philharmonic and to playing in Farm Aid concerts. He's performed with an incredible variety of musical greats, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Willie Nelson, and and Tito Puente, and he continues to compose and tour nationally. Now available in paperback, following the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's classic On The Road, Offbeat is the rollicking story of this legendary musician and his adventures with his close friend Jack Kerouac. Amram and Kerouac shared a relationship based on creativity, respect, and fun, and Offbeat offers the reader a full share of each. This wonderful memoir takes the reader from the coffee houses of New York to the San Francisco Opera House and into the making of the now-classic film Pull My Daisy. Offbeat is Amram's energetic and heartfelt account of Kerouac and the creative community of artists-including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Langston Hughes, and Neal and Carolyn Cassady-that courageously explored their creative potential and, in doing so, changed American culture forever.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Sociology
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Sociology / General
BIC Classification 1
Sociology
Dewey Classification
B
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)