According to Ruth, Let That Bad Air Out is a beautiful collection worth a thousand words about the life of a musician:
Art books published by The Porcupine's Quill never disappoint. Let That Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade is another glowing example of the superb quality of the releases from this marvellous small-town Ontario press.
In a series of brilliantly rendered linocut relief prints, Berg tells the story of Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans jazz musician living from 1877 to 1931. Each crisp image masterfully succeeds in evoking a feeling of the fluidity of the music, the boisterousness of the community, and the darkness of the events surrounding the musician's demise. An introduction by Donald M. Marquis, author of In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz, and an afterword by renowned artist, George A. Walker, round out this collection.
Fans of the graphic novel genre and enthusiasts of linocut relief printmaking will surely be pleased with Let That Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade. Highly recommended.
* 5 stars *
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- ISBN-10: 0889842965
- ISBN-13: 978-0889842960