Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime for Piano by John A. Carpenter

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The first single-volume publication of the out-of-print original and revised versions of a unique jazz pantomime, arranged for pianoforte. Based on Krazy Kat, George Herriman's hugely influential newspaper comic strip, the score features original illustrations by the cartoonist himself. Regarded as an American landmark, it has rarely been performed since its debut at New York City's Town Hall.
 

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George Herriman (1880-1944), the creator of "Krazy Kat", was born in New Orleans and lived most of his life in Los Angeles, California. He is considered by many to be the greatest strip cartoonist of all time. Howard Pollack is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Music at the University of Houston. Among his books are "Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man" and "John Alden Carpenter: A Chicago Composer.
 
Published April 17, 2013 by Dover Publications. 96 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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