Books
Riffs: Random Reflections on Jazz, Blues, and Early Rock - Signed Copy
USD 15

In 1938, 30 years before the civil rights movement, Benny Goodman, the legendary White jazz clarinetist, brought on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City a jazz orchestra that included pianists Teddy Wilson and Count Basie, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, saxophonist Lester Young, and half a dozen other Black musicians. This outrage to the acceptable that demolished segregation, if only for one night, was the starting point of a phenomenon that could never be undone by legislation because it was caused entirely by music.

The renowned men’s fashion author G. Bruce Boyer had the good fortune to live his teens and his twenties in the 1950s and ’60s, the thick of a wondrous two decades when musical giants walked the earth (blew the sax, pounded the piano, scatted the ballad, composed the classic), and Boyer brings them all listen-ably, dance-ably, singalong-ably alive in Riffs, Random

Reflections on Jazz, Blues and Early Rock. His love of music is unconditional, and he writes about the joy he felt experiencing this musical eruption with an excitement and wit that are contagious.

Each of our copies of Riffs have been signed by the author.

If you have ears to hear, a heart to feel, feet to bop, there’s a Spotify list at the end of Riffs of recordings of the work of the musicians Boyer brings to life, and I’m taking bets that more than once you’ll put down Riffs, jump up, and dance.

The book is softcover with 161 pages.

SKU: Unavailable
Size Guide

15.2CM x 1CM x 22.8CM

Product Details
Hong
Kong
Hong
Kong
Pedder Arcade

501 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong

Mon to Sat: 11am - 7:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm

New
York
New
York
Tribeca

168 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
United States

Mon to Sat: 11am - 7pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Upper East Side

13 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States

Mon to Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm