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Last Chorus - An Autobiographical Medley

Lyttelton, Humphrey

Verlag: JR Books, 2008
ISBN 10: 1906217181 / ISBN 13: 9781906217181
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Titel: Last Chorus - An Autobiographical Medley

Verlag: JR Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st edition..


Imitation cloth, dj, F/F. xiv+447pp, 16pp b/w plates, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. The last selection from the musings, diaries & autobiographical writings of the Jazz trumpeter & dour compare of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue'. 900 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43440

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Inhaltsangabe: A feast for all his many fans and admirers, this is the great Humphrey Lyttelton?s last book, a sparkling autobiographical kaleidoscope of memories, anecdotes, and entertaining stories from his colorful life, from his childhood as the son of a famous Eton Housemaster, through to his role as the irrepressible chairman of I?m Sorry I Haven?t a Clue. A Renaissance man—musician, writer, cartoonist, calligrapher, and broadcaster—Humph was descended from a long line of land-owning, political, literary, clerical, scholastic, and literary forebears. One of his more notorious relatives was executed for his part in the Gun Powder Plot! Last Chorus draws on some of Humph?s long-lost autobiographical writings, as well a wealth of other material, including his never-before-seen private diaries, plus cartoons. Whether sneaking off when a child to buy his first trumpet, or wading ashore in Italy during World War II with a rifle in one hand and a trumpet in the other, or playing alongside such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Humph was very much his own man, and he comes vividly to life in this engaging and witty self-portrait. Every Monday night from 1967 until 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton wrote and presented BBC?s The Best of Jazz, and he was, famously, chairman of the anarchic, award-winning radio program I?m Sorry, I Haven?t a Clue. He wrote nine books, composed more than 200 tunes, and has honorary doctorates at the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Durham, Keele, Hertford, and de Montfort.

Über den Autor: A national treasure, Humphrey Lyttelton is very much a Renaissance man. Son of a famous Eton housemaster, he is descended from a long line of land-owning, political, military, clerical, scholastic and literary forebears. He served in the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War, and founded his first Jazz band in 1948. He and his band remain as in-demand as ever. Every Monday night since 1967, Humph has written and presented BBC's The Best of Jazz and he is, famously, Chairman of the anarchie, award-winning radio programme. I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. He has written nine books and composed over two hundred tunes, and has Honorary Doctorates at the universities of Warwick, Loughborough, Durham, Keele, Hertford and de Montfort.

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